Media Releases Archives: April 2020

International study finds consensual nonmonogamy can be ‘healthy’ relationship option

April 30, 2020

A new international study has found no evidence that consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) impacts life satisfaction or relationship quality with the primary partners in a romantically involved couple. On the contrary,…

Machine learning allows for ‘ultra-fast,’ ‘highly accurate’ classification of COVID-19 virus genomes

April 27, 2020

Using machine learning, a team of computer scientists and biologists from Western University and University of Waterloo have identified an underlying genomic signature for 29 different COVID-19 virus RNA (ribonucleic…

London researchers join global initiative to study loss of smell in COVID-19 patients

April 24, 2020

As part of an initiative called the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR), scientists at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are studying the sudden loss of smell in…

Dinosaur tooth chemistry provides new understanding of ancient ecosystems

April 23, 2020

An international team of scientists, including Fred Longstaffe from Western University, has revealed new insights into the inner workings of ancient dinosaur communities. Seventy-five-million years ago, North America was divided…

Expert available to comment on COVID-19 in older adults

April 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, data is showing that while illness and mortality occur across the lifespan, the death rate increases significantly for those over 65 years of age. Dr….

Despite social and employment benefits, bilingualism does not make you ‘smarter’

April 21, 2020

Being bilingual does not improve general mental ability, according to a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Western University’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute. More than 11,000…

CIHR awards $1M to study treatment for first responders with PTSD

April 21, 2020

A study co-led by researchers at Western and McMaster universities on a new approach to treating public safety personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is receiving close to $1 million…

New study of football players shows concussions have long-term effects on inhibition

April 16, 2020

World renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his team at Western University have developed a new strategy for predicting cognitive performance in Canadian university football players based on results from online…

Astronomers detect most energetic outflow from a distant quasar

April 14, 2020

Researchers, led by Western University’s Sarah Gallagher, using the Gemini North telescope on Hawai’i’s Maunakea have detected the most energetic wind from any quasar ever measured. This outflow, which is…

‘Cough chamber’ shows six-feet may not be far enough for physical distancing

April 14, 2020

According to a new study led by Western University, the globally recommended and recognized six-foot physical distancing rule – to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – may not make much…