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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.

Neuroscientists show planning ahead is key for controlling movement on and off the court

March 31, 2021

Western neuroscientists found improving planning can have a dramatic effect on the quality of performance and adjust ongoing behaviours.

Trans PULSE Canada highlights diverse experiences of trans and non-binary Canadians

March 31, 2021

A nationwide survey on the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary Canadians is pinpointing the unique experiences of diverse groups within those communities, including Indigenous people, immigrants and newcomers, and sex workers.

Global study shows elective surgery patients should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

March 30, 2021

A new global modelling study estimates that global prioritization of vaccination for elective surgery patients could prevent 58,687 COVID-19-related deaths in one year.

Hockey FIT reaches fans from coast to coast

March 30, 2021

Now in 32 communities across Canada, Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT), is a 12-week program and research study that uses fan culture to encourage men across Canada to eat healthier foods and become more physically active.

Sustainability legal expert available to comment on Supreme Court carbon charges verdict

March 25, 2021

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited verdict in the carbon charges case. According to Western Law professor…

Pandemic reveals strengths and ‘fault lines’ in Canada’s immigration system

March 25, 2021

Victoria Esses and her collaborators examine Canada’s immigration system prior to the pandemic, and suggest changes for success moving forward.

Experts call for research transparency on human challenge studies for COVID-19

March 23, 2021

A week after the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge trial began in London, UK, in which volunteers are deliberately exposed…