Posts Tagged: COVID-19

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 published in The Lancet reveals. Western University Associate Professor Janet Martin is…

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 difficult ethical question he’s ever encountered. As part of The…

Global study examines pregnancy and stress during COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2020

Pregnancies, at the best of times, are stressful. When the world is experiencing a global pandemic, human response to risk — real or perceived — is undoubtedly heightened. A new…

COVID-19 disruption will likely lead to 28 million surgeries being cancelled worldwide

May 14, 2020

More than 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study reveals. Western University Associate Professor Janet Martin is…

Western University and General Dynamics join forces for medical face shield initiative

May 6, 2020

Based on an initiative, concept and design by Western University, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is now producing approximately 500 medical face shields per day to support Canada’s fight against COVID-19….

Machine learning allows for ‘ultra-fast,’ ‘highly accurate’ classification of COVID-19 virus genomes

April 27, 2020

Using machine learning, a team of computer scientists and biologists from Western University and University of Waterloo have identified an underlying genomic signature for 29 different COVID-19 virus RNA (ribonucleic…

London researchers join global initiative to study loss of smell in COVID-19 patients

April 24, 2020

As part of an initiative called the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR), scientists at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are studying the sudden loss of smell in…

Expert available to comment on COVID-19 in older adults

April 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, data is showing that while illness and mortality occur across the lifespan, the death rate increases significantly for those over 65 years of age. Dr….

‘Cough chamber’ shows six-feet may not be far enough for physical distancing

April 14, 2020

According to a new study led by Western University, the globally recommended and recognized six-foot physical distancing rule – to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – may not make much…

Western launches new $1M research fund to support pandemic research

April 7, 2020

Western University has launched a new $1 million research fund aimed at helping society survive pandemics. The new catalyst fund is open to a range of projects that will help…