Media Releases Archives: 2024

Experts available to comment on national pharmacare bill

February 29, 2024

Western University has the following experts available to media on topics related to today’s announcement regarding the national pharmacare bill:…

Western experts explain the history and science behind leap years

February 28, 2024

Every four years the world experiences an unusual but necessary event, an extra day known as a leap year. But…

New study links placental oxygen levels to fetal brain development

February 27, 2024

New study shows oxygenation levels in the placenta are an important predictor of cortical growth and is likely a predictor of childhood cognition and behaviour.

Researchers find destruction of oceans’ worth of water per month in Orion Nebula

February 23, 2024

The discovery was made possible by an original multidisciplinary approach combining observations from the James Webb Space Telescope and quantum physics calculations.

Experts available to speak on the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

February 21, 2024

February 24 marks two years since Russia’s escalation of its war on Ukraine with a full-scale invasion. The following experts…

Experts available to comment on topics making the news this week

February 14, 2024

Western University experts are available to comment on the global gig worker protest, Valentine’s Day, Alaskapox, and NATO’s relations with Russia.

Western researchers examine intimate relationships

February 14, 2024

Aided by insights from couples, these studies probe intricacies of romantic partnerships

Saturn’s largest moon most likely non-habitable: Western study

February 14, 2024

A Western University-led study shows the subsurface ocean of Saturn’s largest moon Titan is most likely a non-habitable environment.

Experts available on the ecological impacts of an above seasonal winter

February 9, 2024

Following revelations that 2023 was the warmest year on record, winter in Canada has brought an unpredictable blend of weather…

Hubble traces “string of pearls” star clusters in galaxy collisions

February 8, 2024

Westerrn Space director Sarah Gallagher and her collaborators examined Hubble Space Telescope images of stars being born.