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Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers

August 3, 2020

A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars’ surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by…

Grasping the world is not the same as understanding it

July 30, 2020

A new study from Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute shows that when humans reach out and grab things, they…

Machine learning predicts satisfaction in romantic relationships

July 27, 2020

The most reliable predictor of a relationship’s success is partners’ belief that the other person is fully committed, a Western…

Indigenous sports expert available to comment on Washington NFL team’s name and logo change

July 13, 2020

Washington’s NFL team announced today that it will be retiring its team nickname and logo. A new team name will…

Brain Study explores lasting impacts of COVID-19

June 23, 2020

Neuroscientists exploring the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on the brain hope their newest study will provide answers for health-care professionals…

Leading expert from Western University available to comment on political protests in America

June 2, 2020

A leading expert on American politics from Western University says President Trump and former Vice President Biden demonstrated starkly different…

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…

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…

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…

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…