Media Releases Archives: June 2019

Researchers decipher the history of supermassive black holes in the early universe

June 28, 2019

Astrophysicists at Western University have found evidence for the direct formation of black holes that do not need to emerge from a star remnant. The production of black holes in…

Brain and Mind Institute study shows how fast human brains ‘see’ the world

June 27, 2019

A new study from Western University’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute shows how fast our brain makes sense of a world in which the images of people, places and things…

Bring your personal ‘space oddities’ to Western’s Asteroid Day event

June 26, 2019

Are you desperate to find out, once and for all, if the rock your grandfather found when he was plowing the family farm back in the 1960s actually fell from…

Scientists find potential way to defuse ‘time bomb’ of cardiology

June 25, 2019

They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology – ascending aortic aneurysms grow for decades without any warning signs and can be fatal once they rupture. They have taken…

Life on Mars was possible after last great meteorite impact nearly 4.5 billion years ago

June 24, 2019

A new international study led by Western University shows that Mars’ first ‘real chance’ at developing life started very early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking…

Western’s Northern Tornadoes Project goes coast to coast to coast with new national scope

June 13, 2019

Western University is set to become Canada’s leading authority on tornado tracking, research and analysis thanks to a major expansion of its renowned Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP). The expansion has…

What you should know about marijuana and fertility

June 10, 2019

Trying to conceive? Fertility specialists at Western University say you should understand the facts about marijuana and its potential effect on sperm count and ovulation. In a practice article and…

Sanitary pad innovation wins 2019 World’s Challenge Challenge

June 7, 2019

University of Waterloo’s SheCycle project – an initiative to introduce a unique antimicrobial reusable sanitary pad that can be locally sourced and distributed in Uganda – won the 2019 World’s…

Researchers examine gender-based differences in physician burnout

June 5, 2019

An alarming number of doctors are experiencing burnout and are dying by suicide. In an effort to address this issue, the authors of a discussion paper for the National Academy…

New BrainsCAN research examines how diet and obesity can form memories

June 4, 2019

A new study from Western University shows how the brain controls what information becomes memories and the role diet and obesity play in these formations. Published in the journal Trends…