Media Releases Archives: April 2021
Western scientists address corrosion issues
April 23, 2021
Corrosion continues to cause major health and infrastructure problems worldwide. To bring attention to the issues, the World Corrosion Organization acknowledges April 24, 2021 as Corrosion Awareness Day.
Family stability at risk when interracial parents cohabit, not marry
April 21, 2021
While multiracial children born to cohabiting parents are more likely than their single-race counterparts to experience family instability, that increased risk does not exist for multiracial children born to married parents, according to new research.
Early childhood education expert available to comment on federal budget and national childcare
April 19, 2021
Western University expert in early childhood education focused on environmental and racialization issues in child care has been studying the effectiveness of such a program for nearly 20 years with collaborators from across the country.
Ethics of mandatory vaccinations: benefits may not outweigh challenges
April 19, 2021
New WHO policy brief led by Western’s Maxwell Smith provides ethical guidance for countries and organizations.
Study shows how chronic stress may inhibit the body’s cancer-fighting ability
April 14, 2021
Hormones triggered by chronic emotional and psychological stress impair the ability of the immune system’s ‘emergency responders’ to fight cancer.
Fighting infection by harnessing the competitive nature of bacteria
April 8, 2021
Researchers have discovered a compound that can inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, a deadly bacterium that has become resistant…
Western space scientists identify fastest-spinning “failed stars” ever found
April 7, 2021
Using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, a team led by Western space scientists Megan Tannock and Stanimir Metchev has identified the three fastest-spinning brown dwarfs ever found.
Nearly 40,000 kids in the U.S. who lost a parent to COVID-19 need immediate support
April 5, 2021
New international study reveals one in every 13 COVID-related deaths results in a child under 18 years of age losing a parent.