Daily Media Digest October 29, 2020

The search for COVID-19 treatments: 32 clinical trials happening right now in Canada
CTV News
“The Toronto-based University Health Network is taking part in this trial involving peginterferon-lambda, a part of the human antiviral …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, clinical trials, University Health Network, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

COVID-19 shows the importance of evidence-informed decision-making
Re$earch Money
“On top of this, we have seen significant new investments in science research for treatments and vaccine development, demonstrating an emphasis on the importance of science to help address this crisis.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic

London researchers honing in on rapid blood test for COVID-19
The Sudbury Star
“Researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute, the medical research arm of London’s hospitals, Western University and the University of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, blood test, antibodies, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Researchers at U of T to study presence of COVID-19 antibodies in high-​risk populations
“The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), hosted by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has received a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibodies, high-risk populations

A Conversation with Robert McMaster
Clinical Trials BC
“BC AHSN Communications recently interviewed Dr. McMaster virtually to chat about his role in creating Clinical Trials BC (CTBC) and its predecessor, and the vital role that he played in leading the operational unit’s advisory council.”
TAGS: clinical trials, COVID-19, research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

uOttawa Heart Institute completes 700th heart transplant
Ottawa Citizen
“The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has completed its 700th heart transplant – almost 36 years after pioneering cardiac surgeon Dr. Wilbert Keon …”
TAGS: heart transplant, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, cardiac health, transplant

A nose job without the knife? Doctors say ‘liquid rhinoplasty’ isn’t worth the risk
“… of plastic surgery at the University of B.C. and chief examiner for plastic surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”
TAGS: plastic surgery, surgery outcomes, rhinoplasty, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada