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New tool helps ‘tune’ cochlear implants to improve hearing

May 27, 2021

Researchers have designed a mathematical tool to help program cochlear implants with precision for each patient’s unique anatomy.

Newly discovered ‘glaciers’ could be key to human survival in future Mars missions

May 25, 2021

Western planetary geologists have discovered glacier-like features below the Martian surface in an area that is relatively flat – perfect for future Mars landings.

‘Sounding it out’ not so easy for children with dyslexia

May 20, 2021

Western cognitive neuroscientists using MRI discovered a biological deficit for some early readers that impairs the ability to sound words out.

Research sheds light on the “sounds of the pandemic”

May 19, 2021

Examination of verbal art performances shows how COVID-19 has changed everyday lives.

Scientist set to explore massive stars with NASA telescope

May 19, 2021

An international team, including Western Space scientist Els Peeters, will use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to study the Orion Bar.

CatIQ and the Northern Tornadoes Project announce partnership

May 18, 2021

Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) and Western University’s Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) have entered into a partnership. The partnership…

Western student estimates real-time mortality rates during pandemic using cremation records

May 18, 2021

Western undergraduate student Gemma Postill is helping fill the information gap by providing a reliable source of data to Ontario’s Chief Coroner.

Inequality expert available to media for comment on 2021 Census

May 3, 2021

Statistics Canada officially launched the 2021 Census today. It is expected the COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the…

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.