Media Releases Archives: May 2020

Global study shows COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative mortality

May 29, 2020

Patients with COVID-19 who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative mortality and pulmonary complications, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. Western University Associate Professor Janet Martin is…

Provincial funding enables coronavirus research in London, Ontario

May 26, 2020

Three studies investigating a range of important COVID-19 questions led by teams from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are among an initial 15 projects funded through the Government…

Expert available to comment on the ethics of human challenge studies for COVID-19

May 22, 2020

In his nearly 25 years of studying research ethics, Western University Professor Dr. Charles Weijer says this is the most difficult ethical question he’s ever encountered. As part of The…

Fruit fly gene study critical first step in understanding complex human mating rituals

May 21, 2020

A new study from Western University identifies a specific gene in fruit flies that drives female mate acceptance and rejection – a vital discovery for understanding how all species, including…

Global study examines pregnancy and stress during COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2020

Pregnancies, at the best of times, are stressful. When the world is experiencing a global pandemic, human response to risk — real or perceived — is undoubtedly heightened. A new…

COVID-19 disruption will likely lead to 28 million surgeries being cancelled worldwide

May 14, 2020

More than 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study reveals. Western University Associate Professor Janet Martin is…

New natural approach to strengthening soil against disaster developed at Western

May 14, 2020

Western University’s Abouzar Sadrekarimi doesn’t want you to feel the Earth move beneath your feet so he’s leading research that helps strengthen it. By adding urea and calcium to the…

C-Dem releases largest ever data collection of a Canadian federal election

May 8, 2020

The Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-Dem) — co-led by Western University’s Laura Stephenson — has released the 2019 Canadian Election Study (CES). The data collection includes more than 40,000 surveys,…

Western University and General Dynamics join forces for medical face shield initiative

May 6, 2020

Based on an initiative, concept and design by Western University, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is now producing approximately 500 medical face shields per day to support Canada’s fight against COVID-19….

Insect experts available to discuss ‘murder hornets’ and potential Canadian impact

May 4, 2020

Asian giant hornets – AKA ‘murder hornets’ – are the latest damaging invasive insects discovered in North America. Not unlike emerald ash borer, spotted wing drosophila, Asian long-horned beetle and…