Daily Media Digest October 22, 2020

COVID-19 transmission expected to change in winter. Here’s what a microbiologist wants you to …
CTV Toronto
“York University microbiology associate professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra said a big reason for the change in transmission is colder and drier air.”
TAGS: COVID-19, transmission rates, public health, York University

Researchers learning more about connection between blood clots and COVID-19
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Dr. Lana Castellucci, an associate scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a thrombosis physician at The Ottawa Hospital, said …”
TAGS: COVID-19, blood clots, comorbidities, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Who should get COVID-19 vaccine first depends on when it becomes available: study
Brampton Guardian
“Dr. Curtis Cooper works as a scientist in the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s clinical epidemiology program and teaches in the department of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, public health, immunization, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Psychologists worry about mental health in first full COVID-19 winter
“JianLi Wang, a scientist at the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa, said interactions don’t necessarily need to be in person in order …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, anxiety, depression, the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

CIMVHR’s third installment of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series
CFRC 101.9fm
“The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) presents the third symposium of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series: …”
TAGS: virtual symposium, chronic pain, person-centred pain management, The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research 

UCalgary researchers discover new tactic to stop the growth of a deadly brain cancer
UCalgary News
“University of Calgary scientists and members of the Clark H. Smith Brain Tumour Centre at the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the Cumming …”
TAGS: neuroscience, cancer, innovative research, treatment, University of Calgary

Ottawa nursing students explore a new way to find stem cell donors during COVID-19 pandemic
CTV Edmonton
“He needed a stem cell transplant as well. Three perfect matches were found, says OIiver’s mother Dawn Pickering. “I felt like I had won the lottery, …”
TAGS: stem cells, donors, pandemic

Molly Appeal: Maritime researchers pioneering technology in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
CTV News Atlantic
“Music is something the Mahone Bay, N.S. resident uses to stay connected to her husband, who is in the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Brown and her …”
TAGS: early diagnosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease