Daily Media Digest October 15, 2020

Saskatoon lab to test antiviral compounds’ response to COVID-19
CTV Toronto
“VIDO-InterVac at the University of Saskatchewan has been awarded a grant of $830,000 to help collaborate with global research …”
TAGS: COVID-19, treatment, antiviral compounds, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

‘We’re strapped to a rocket right now:’ Alarm at sky-high COVID-19 levels in Ottawa’s sewage
CTV Edmonton
“Data from the CHEO Research Institute and the University of Ottawa shows the viral load in the city’s wastewater compared to the new COVID-19 case …”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater testing, public health, CHEO Research Institute

As COVID-19 cases climb in long-term care homes, experts hope to avoid locking down residents
“Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at Toronto’s University Health Network. “What is disappointing is how much of it we’re seeing this early in …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term care homes, pandemic, isolation, University Health Network

New study to assess pandemic’s impact on Canadian Veterans and their spouses
Canada NewsWire
“Lawson Health Research Institute is one of Canada’s top hospital-based research institutes, tackling the most pressing challenges in health care. As the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, Veteran’s health, Lawson Health Research Institute, The Royal Mental Health Centre

Obesity risk linked to gene that drives inflammation
“… people genetically to obesity,” said Dr. Katey Rayner, director of the cardiometabolic microRNA laboratory at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.”
TAGS: obesity, inflammation, genetics, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

‘Inside-the-box’ technology solves organ and vaccine transport issue
Western News
“A team of researchers from Western University has designed, developed and constructed a new portable temperature regulating device, which can be used to transport a wide array of temperature-sensitive items including organs, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.”
TAGS: vaccine transport, organ transport, medical technology, Western University

New drugs under development at U of S that target aggressive breast cancers
“Two University of Saskatchewan doctors hope two new breast cancer treatments they’re developing will drastically decrease the number of deaths …”
TAGS: breast cancer, women’s health, innovative treatments, University of Saskatchewan

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of …
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“A young person’s sense of personal identity might be lost or diminished. New UBC research is highlighting the need for improved training when it comes …”
TAGS: youth health, psychosis, mental health