Media Releases Archives: 2020

Liver cancer ten times more likely in men with common genetic disorder haemochromatosis

November 24, 2020

Men who have haemochromatosis, one of the most common genetic disorders in North America, are ten times more likely to…

New interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools

November 24, 2020

An expert in global education, Prachi Srivastava investigates international development and equity in schools. She recently led a high-level policy…

Expert Explainer: Dr. Nitin Mohan on Circuit Breaker Lockdowns

November 23, 2020

Some experts in Canada are considering a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ to help control the surging case counts of COVID-19. Dr….

‘Conscientiousness’ key to team success during space missions

November 18, 2020

NASA is working towards sending humans to Mars by 2030. If all goes according to plan, the flight crew’s return…

Racialized trans and non-binary Canadians report increased harassment and violence

November 16, 2020

For the first time, researchers have survey results about the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary Canadians who also…

Global study on preoperative testing adds to evidence on safe surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

November 13, 2020

A new global study provides further evidence about how to continue with safe surgery during the pandemic, and has also…

Digital tool developed at Western assesses privacy and effectiveness of contact tracing apps

November 12, 2020

A new tool developed by a team of Western University computer scientists performs a digital deep dive on the near-endless…

Expert Explainer for World Diabetes Day: Dr. Irene Hramiak on advances in diabetes care

November 11, 2020

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on November 14 to draw attention to issues of paramount importance to the…

U.S. politics expert available to comment on President-elect Joe Biden’s first steps

November 9, 2020

Matthew Lebo, chair of Western University’s department of political science, is available to comment on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and…

Ebola ’emergency’ vaccines provide ethical blueprint for COVID-19 response

November 5, 2020

Despite not having safety and efficacy data from the final phase of clinical trials, China and Russia have already started…