New WHO policy brief led by Western’s Maxwell Smith provides ethical guidance for countries and organizations.
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Inequality expert available to media for comment on 2021 CensusMay 3, 2021
Statistics Canada officially launched the 2021 Census today. It is expected the COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the…
Western scientists address corrosion issuesApril 23, 2021
Corrosion continues to cause major health and infrastructure problems worldwide. To bring attention to the issues, the World Corrosion Organization acknowledges April 24, 2021 as Corrosion Awareness Day.
Family stability at risk when interracial parents cohabit, not marryApril 21, 2021
While multiracial children born to cohabiting parents are more likely than their single-race counterparts to experience family instability, that increased risk does not exist for multiracial children born to married parents, according to new research.
Early childhood education expert available to comment on federal budget and national childcareApril 19, 2021
Western University expert in early childhood education focused on environmental and racialization issues in child care has been studying the effectiveness of such a program for nearly 20 years with collaborators from across the country.
Study shows how chronic stress may inhibit the body’s cancer-fighting abilityApril 14, 2021
Hormones triggered by chronic emotional and psychological stress impair the ability of the immune system’s ‘emergency responders’ to fight cancer.
Fighting infection by harnessing the competitive nature of bacteriaApril 8, 2021
Researchers have discovered a compound that can inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, a deadly bacterium that has become resistant…
Western space scientists identify fastest-spinning “failed stars” ever foundApril 7, 2021
Using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, a team led by Western space scientists Megan Tannock and Stanimir Metchev has identified the three fastest-spinning brown dwarfs ever found.
Nearly 40,000 kids in the U.S. who lost a parent to COVID-19 need immediate supportApril 5, 2021
New international study reveals one in every 13 COVID-related deaths results in a child under 18 years of age losing a parent.