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Medical Research Stories

Medical Research Stories

Read stories about initiatives in medical education taking place at Canada’s 17 Faculties of Medicine.

  • Professor Marceline Côté
    Speed dating begins between COVID-19 and drug hopefuls

    In the fight against COVID-19, we may be sitting on the right weapons and not even know it. That’s the hope of a uOttawa-led three-lab team that just received rapid-response research funding from the Government of Canada. 

  • Dr. Marc-André Langlois
    Virologist leads attempt to develop coronavirus nasal spray vaccine

    A team of nine labs, led by uOttawa virologist Dr. Marc- André Langlois, has secured $1-million in CIHR funding to pursue a combination of tools against COVID-19, including therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies and a nasal spray vaccine.

  • Image of medical technician working behind a glass
    Toronto Research Ramps up on Blood Test to Screen for COVID-19 Immunity

    A team of researchers at Sinai Health and the University of Toronto is in the early stages of developing a blood test that can identify who is immune to COVID-19 on a mass scale.

  • U of A researcher David Wishart (left) and his team
    Scientist develops interactive tool for mapping COVID-19 spread

    In an effort to help people and public health officials, a team of University of Alberta researchers have developed an interactive tool to visualize past, current and future data for the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Dr. Davy Cheng and Associate Professor Janet Martin
    Researchers assessing risks of surgery during COVID-19 pandemic

    When it comes to global access to safe surgery during a viral outbreak like COVID-19, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers Dr. Davy Cheng and Associate Professor Janet Martin are stressing the importance of basing recommendations and guidelines on evidence. 

  • Amir Sanati-Nezhad
    UCalgary research team develops hand-held device for speedy COVID-19 self-testing

    A coronavirus test from the comfort of your living room, with results sent wirelessly from a hand-held biosensor to health officials, minutes after a sample is collected.

  • Two Toronto alumni students
    New Web Portal Aims to Connect Study Participants to COVID-19 Research

    Two University of Toronto alumni have created a web portal to connect COVID-19 researchers with potential research study participants. 

  • Guy Boivin
    De vieilles armes contre le nouveau coronavirus

    Guy Boivin veut repositionner des médicaments existants pour combattre la COVID-19

    [available in French only]

  • Image of child wearing mask
    Mieux comprendre la COVID-19 en comparant sa progression chez les enfants et les aînés

    Des chercheurs de l’UdeM tentent de mieux comprendre la COVID-19 en comparant la réponse immunitaire des enfants avec celle des aînés, chez qui les symptômes de la maladie sont plus graves.

    [available in French only]

  • 3M mask
    UM researcher leads study on effective N95 mask decontamination during COVID-19 crisis

    University of Manitoba clinician-scientists and their research partners at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have identified effective standard hospital sterilization techniques that may enable in-demand N95 masks to be sterilized up to 10 times for reuse in clinical settings.