Daily Media Digest October 28, 2020

Biomarkers could be used in a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 blood screening tool

Western News
“A new study from Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and University of Alberta suggests that COVID-19 affects the body’s blood …”
TAGS: biomarkers, COVID-19, blood screening, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

New funding expands drug research for diabetes hypoglycemia prevention
York University
“New funding will expand the development of a diabetes drug designed to prevent insulin-induced low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) to include use in Type 2 diabetes (T2D), a project York University researcher Michael Riddell is working closely on with diabetes life sciences company Zucara Therapeutics Inc.”
TAGS: funding, diabetes prevention, drug research, York University

Researchers from Dalhousie and IWK Health Centre receive $4.8 million in funding from Genome …
Dal News
“That’s why on Monday (Oct. 26), William Amos, Parliamentary Secretary (Science) on behalf of The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, …”
TAGS: genetic research, genetic disorders, funding, IWK Health Centre

Time change means an extra hour of sleep… or does it? U of M researcher explains
“According to a University of Manitoba sleep researcher, however, whether a person can take advantage of the extra hour over the daylight savings …”
TAGS: sleep, mental health, circadian rhythm, University of Manitoba

Pediatric Chairs of Canada recognizes Dr. Jeannette Comeau with leadership award
Your IWK
“The Pediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) have announced that IWK Health’s Dr. Jeannette Comeau has been recognized with a PCC 2020 COVID Leadership Award. Comeau, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control at the IWK, is being recognized for responding in a heroic way to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: COVID Leadership Award, women’s health, children’s health, IWK Health Centre

What do breast cancer cells feel inside the tumour?
McGill Newsroom
“What cells feel around them typically drives their behaviour: immune cells can activate, stem cells can become specialized, and cancer cells can …”
TAGS: breast cancer, innovative research, tumor