Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have launched a new study to help us better understand how the body’s immune system responds to COVID-19.
Medical Research Stories
Read stories about initiatives in medical education taking place at Canada’s 17 Faculties of Medicine.
- Study to examine inflammatory response in patients with COVID-19
- USask unites: Virologist searches for solutions amid COVID-19 pandemic
Canada needs its own vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
As a virologist working from morning to night alongside other scientists at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), no one knows this more than Dr. Alyson Kelvin (PhD).
- McGill researchers help create COVID-19 Resources Canada
McGill University announced it has joined the network of senior researchers, students, and web developers, in the launch of the national COVID-19 Resources Canada portal, a central hub designed to help those involved in COVID-19 R&D in Canada to locate expertise and equipment in a timely manner.
- Antiviral used to treat cat coronavirus could hold key to COVID-19: U of A researchers
University of Alberta researchers are racing against the clock to test an antiviral drug that has been proven to cure a cat coronavirus and is hoped to have the same effect on people with COVID-19.
- FRQ to create a province-wide COVID-19 Biobank
On March 27, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and Genome Québec announced the launch of the Québec COVID-19 Biobank, a Province-wide initiative to enable the collection, storage and sharing of samples and data related to the COVID-19 crisis.
- Analyser l'impact mondial de la COVID-19 grâce à l’intelligence artificielle
Des chercheurs tentent de concevoir un système pour orienter les mesures de santé publique afin de contenir la propagation des maladies infectieuses telles que la COVID-19.
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- UCalgary researchers inform City’s COVID-19 pandemic response
It’s been 71 days since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Canada, and as cases continue to climb, now into the thousands, scientists are racing to produce information needed to slow the spread.
- Coronavirus : une bouffée d’oxygène pour les patients
Un dispositif conçu par un professeur de la Faculté de médecine pourrait diminuer le risque de transmission du virus chez les professionnels de la santé
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- Saskatchewan government invests $3.6M in USask COVID-19 vaccine research
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $3.6 million in new funding for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), one of the world’s most advanced infectious disease labs and a leader in global efforts to find a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Flattening the Curve: UM researchers launch province’s first clinical trial to combat COVID-19
Manitoba’s first clinical trial to test whether a malaria drug can prevent people from contracting COVID-19 is being led by a team at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and today it begins recruiting volunteers to participate in the study.