Daily Media Digest October 8, 2020

Is rapid testing the solution to Canada’s 2nd wave?
“Christine Nielsen, the CEO of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science, talks about the measures being taken to clear a massive backlog …”
TAGS: COVID-19, rapid testing, public health, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

CHEO to study how COVID immunity can develop within families exposed to virus
The Sudbury Star
““It happens more often than you would think,” said Dr. Maala Bhatt, an investigator at the CHEO Research Institute and director of emergency research …”
TAGS: COVID-19, immunity, innovative research, public health, CHEO

Protecting Your Health: Preparing for the influenza season in the age of COVID-19
Canadian Frailty Network
“In this webinar experts from the healthcare field will answer your questions on why influenza impacts older adults more heavily, what vaccinations are …”
TAGS: COVID-19, influenza, vaccine, Canadian Frailty Network

Canadian researchers begin clinical trials of tuberculosis vaccine for COVID-19
CTV News
“Results from the international studies are expected by the end of 2020, but the University Health Network study isn’t expected to be released until the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, clinical trials, innovative treatment, vaccine, University Health Network

USask researcher targets aggressive breast cancers with new drugs
University of Saskatchewan
“More than 5,100 women in Canada—about 75 a day—will die from breast cancers this year, a dismal statistic that University of Saskatchewan (USask) radiopharmacist Dr. Humphrey Fonge (PhD) aims to sharply reduce with potent new drugs that specifically target two aggressive types of cancer.”
TAGS: breast cancer, women’s health, cancer, University of Saskatchewan

Ontario to invest in ‘anti-microbial’ library at McMaster University
“Ontario is set to invest $1 million with McMaster University to create a library for … library,” said the minister of colleges and universities Ross Romano.”
TAGS: anti-microbial research, funding, innovative research, McMaster University

Donation a ‘game-changer’ for Ottawa child and youth mental health
Ottawa Citizen
“A $1.5-million donation from the Royal Bank Foundation is being called a game-changer in creating an innovative system that will make it easier for …”
TAGS: mental health, child and youth health, donation, CHEO

myScarTape Can Restore Normalcy and Confidence to a Life Disrupted by Scarring
Canada NewsWire
“… Marc Jeschke, director of the Ross Tilley Burn Center at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a surgeon-scientist, and a professor in the Department …”
TAGS: burn, scarring, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

UBC recognizes four of Canada’s top health researchers
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“The recipients were chosen by a committee of international experts chaired by Dr. Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research, and Dr. Deborah Money, …”
TAGS: health research, innovative research, McMaster University