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Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19
a month ago

Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19

The new test delivers more accurate results than others already on the market, in just five minutes.
U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

Two members of the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine have joined forces to engineer a Level 1 surgical mask that can be worn and washed multiple times.
Everyone in Canada who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get it by September
2 months ago

Everyone in Canada who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get it by September

PHAC says based on its current rollout schedule, all Canadians should have access to a shot by the early fall of 2021.
Carleton University researchers employ serious computing power to create COVID-19 treatment
2 months ago

Carleton University researchers employ serious computing power to create COVID-19 treatment

The team is using artificial intelligence and a supercomputer to build synthetic proteins that help the immune system fight off the virus.
COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month
3 months ago

COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month

The first vaccines should be approved by Health Canada very soon, and 3 million Canadians could receive a shot in the first quarter of 2021
Rapid antigen test for COVID-19 developed in Nova Scotia lab
5 months ago

Rapid antigen test for COVID-19 developed in Nova Scotia lab

Sona Nanotech in Dartmouth is awaiting Health Canada approval for its 15-minute test, which could ease pressure on Canada’s health care system.
Ontario health researchers testing sewage to pick up early warning signs of COVID-19 infection
5 months ago

Ontario health researchers testing sewage to pick up early warning signs of COVID-19 infection

Workers in Durham Region are sampling and monitoring wastewater to detect the virus and advise public health about infections in specific areas.
Health Canada approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients
7 months ago

Health Canada approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

Antiviral medication has been shown to shorten COVID-19 recovery time by 31%.
Several COVID-19 antibody studies underway in Quebec
7 months ago

Several COVID-19 antibody studies underway in Quebec

Quebec research will reveal prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in general population and specific vulnerable groups.
Vancouver study analyzes which COVID-19 patients are at greatest risk of organ failure
7 months ago

Vancouver study analyzes which COVID-19 patients are at greatest risk of organ failure

UBC study aims to help identify COVID-19 patients in need of critical care.
Toronto hospital free of COVID-19 patients for first time since March
7 months ago

Toronto hospital free of COVID-19 patients for first time since March

For the first time in months, Humber River Hospital has no COVID patients in its ICU.
Ontario woman released from hospital after 87-day battle with COVID-19
8 months ago

Ontario woman released from hospital after 87-day battle with COVID-19

76-year-old Jessie Jacobs discharged after prolonged hospitalization with COVID-19.
Montreal researcher developing nanoparticle-based COVID-19 vaccine
8 months ago

Montreal researcher developing nanoparticle-based COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Denis Archambault is working to combat COVID-19 with a novel nanovaccine.
University of Saskatchewan researchers developing saliva-based test to detect COVID-19
8 months ago

University of Saskatchewan researchers developing saliva-based test to detect COVID-19

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research awarded the project team over $550,000 to fund research into the diagnostic test, which they hope will be available by early next year.
Canadian doctors impressed by Oxford dexamethasone study
8 months ago

Canadian doctors impressed by Oxford dexamethasone study

In findings released this week, Oxford University researchers hailed dexamethasone as the first drug that can improve COVID-19 survival.
Infectious disease expert predicts COVID-19 vaccine will be released in 2020
8 months ago

Infectious disease expert predicts COVID-19 vaccine will be released in 2020

Dr. Gary Kobinger anticipates that a COVID-19 vaccine is "months, not years away."
McGill University researchers develop new "Made in Canada" COVID-19 test
9 months ago

McGill University researchers develop new "Made in Canada" COVID-19 test

Researchers at McGill University have already made 15,000 RT-PCR testing kits and may make universal testing a reality.
Promising results for University of Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine
9 months ago

Promising results for University of Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine

A vaccine produced by the University of Saskatchewan has proven "highly effective" in ferrets.
U of T researchers developing a rapid COVID-19 antibody test
9 months ago

U of T researchers developing a rapid COVID-19 antibody test

The new test will be able to determine if a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and developed antibodies to it in less than an hour.
Santé Canada autorise les premiers essais cliniques de vaccins sur humains
9 months ago

Santé Canada autorise les premiers essais cliniques de vaccins sur humains

Ceci pourrait être la première étape vers un vaccin distribué partout dans le pays.
Résultats encourageants pour un vaccin créé par une entreprise québécoise
9 months ago

Résultats encourageants pour un vaccin créé par une entreprise québécoise

L'entreprise biopharmaceutique Medicago a annoncé que les résultats de la première ronde de tests sont positifs.
SFU professor's invention to help recovery of ventilator patients approved for use in U.S.
9 months ago

SFU professor's invention to help recovery of ventilator patients approved for use in U.S.

Under an Emergency Use Authorization, the F.D.A. approved the use of electrical stimulation to strengthen the diaphragm, which can weaken with prolonged ventilator use.
Canadian researchers first in the world to treat COVID-19 with a specialized procedure
9 months ago

Canadian researchers first in the world to treat COVID-19 with a specialized procedure

A team of doctors in London, ON successfully treated a patient with COVID-19 using a modified dialysis machine.
New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases for 16th day in a row
10 months ago

New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases for 16th day in a row

"We have come a long way, but we are still vulnerable. Our province is still under a state of emergency, and we must continue to follow the advice of Public Health."
Un million de personnes guéries du coronavirus dans le monde
10 months ago

Un million de personnes guéries du coronavirus dans le monde

Les données ont été compilées, et la nouvelle est positive.