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Environment - May 26
The jury is out on whether plastic bags to hold curbside recyclables are environmentally worse than conventional blue bins, says a study by Western professor Paul Mensink. (Debora Van Brenk, Western Communications) It seemed like a straightforward question to biology professor Paul Mensink : Are plastic bags that hold curbside recyclables better or worse for the environment than blue boxes? But the question has turned into a complicated conundrum.
Health - May 20

Western biomaterials expert Kibret Mequanint - in partnership with Malcolm Xing from University of Manitoba - has developed the first-ever hydrophobic (water-hating) fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury allowing for near-instantaneous gelling, sealing and healing of injured tissue.

Social Sciences - May 17

Lockdowns due to COVID-19 has had a significant impact on coping strategies of women experiencing intimate partner violence, according to a new study. (Rodnae Productions/Pexels) The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially affected how women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) coped with their abusive situation, according to a new study led by health sciences professor Tara Mantler and Kim Jackson, professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Social Sciences - May 12

Caregivers of stroke survivors are facing some challenges accessing support for themselves, according to a new study. (Vlada Karpovich/Pexels) When planning ongoing care for a stroke patient, the focus tends to rest on the patient with sometimes little consideration for the family member or friend who will be their caregiver.

Health - May 11

Dr. Xiao Zhen Zhou (left) and Dr. Kun Ping Lu recently joined Western's Schulich Medicine and Dentistry from Harvard University. (credit: Schulich Medicine and Dentistry) Scientists Drs. Kun Ping Lu and Xiao Zhen Zhou are navigating a delicate balancing act.

Life Sciences - May 5
Life Sciences

Researchers from Western University may have discovered a new meaning to the social media phrase, "going viral."

Environment - Apr 27

Western Engineering researchers have teamed up with Core Geoscience Services Inc. (CoreGeo) in a project to investigate the use of cryopurification - water treatment by freezing - for treating contaminated water in a mine in Northern Canada.

Health - May 18

Computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy was found to be significantly effective in treating depression in adults. (Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels) A new international collaborative study, involving multiple institutions including Western University, has found computer-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) has significantly greater impact in treating depression among adults than treatment as usual (TAU).

Music - May 16

Known as 'Qamani'tuaq' in Inuktitut, Baker Lake in Nunavut is home to Indigenous hip hop artists who are the subjects of post-doc researcher Raj Singh's study. (submitted photo) Indigenous people worldwide have used hip hop music to address various aspects of their lives, including their relationships with tradition and decolonization.

Health - May 11

Siobhan Schabrun, a researcher who studies chronic pain, is the Gray Chair in Mobility and Activity (Debora Van Brenk, Western Communications) Few people enjoy talking about, or even thinking about, chronic pain.

Health - May 10

The new McGill-Western Initiative for Translational Neuroscience will focus its research on biotherapeutics and Parkinson's disease (iStock) Two of the world's most accomplished neuroscience research initiatives at McGill and Western University have combined their expertise to take on two large-scale brain research projects.

Health - May 4

For the first time, the Canadian census results reveal some insights about gender diversity in Canada. (credit: ajijchan/iStock) For the first time in history, the Canadian census gave a picture of how many cisgender men and women, transgender and non-binary people live in Canada.

Innovation - Apr 26

A Western team of audiology researchers has developed gold-standard ways to assess, treat and properly fit and tune hearing aids for infants, including to this baby wearing hearing aids. (Photo: National Centre for Audiology)

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