Media Releases Archives: March 2020

Western advanced manufacturing medical face shields for fight against COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Western University is supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for healthcare workers (HCW) within days if not hours. Face shields are vitally…

Olympic expert and former Olympian available to comment on postponement of 2020 Tokyo Games

March 24, 2020

According to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games until 2021 because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Olympic and Paralympic expert available to comment on Canada and 2020 Tokyo Games

March 23, 2020

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced today that Canadian athletes will not be sent to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to…

Western medical and health experts available to speak about COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

As the world continues to fight coronavirus 2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, experts from Western University are available to speak with media to comment on this global event. ***…

Western University researchers begin work on COVID-19 vaccine

March 19, 2020

A multidisciplinary team of Western University researchers is beginning work on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. They join the global effort to curb the spread of the virus which…

Adolescents prone to poor dietary choices leading to changes in the brain

March 10, 2020

A new review paper from Western University has outlined how poor dietary choices in adolescence can lead to changes in the brain. Published March 9th in the journal The Lancet…

Trans and non-binary Canadians report having unmet health care needs

March 10, 2020

Nearly half of transgender and non-binary Canadians who responded to a national survey say they faced one or more unmet health care needs in the past year – with about…

Researchers solve mystery of Tuvan throat singing

March 10, 2020

An international research team has uncoupled the mystery of how Tuvan throat singers produce distinctive sounds in which you can hear two different pitches at once – a low rumble…

Media Advisory: London experts will discuss the health effects of vaping at community event

March 9, 2020

In 2019, a spate of vaping-related lung injuries occurred across North America, dominating headlines. While one in four high school students have tried vaping in the past 30 days, the…

Western University researchers play key roles in COVID-19 response

March 6, 2020

Western University will be a key player in an accelerated national effort to understand and control the spread of COVID-19. Faculty of Health Sciences professor Maxwell Smith is leading a…