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Innovation - Mar 24

Professor Victoria Rubin's lab is exploring the uses and misuses of ChatGPT, and the mechanics and 'hype' behind it By Keri Ferguson , March 24, 2023 By Keri Ferguson , March 24, 2023 Elon Musk calls it " scary good.

Innovation - Mar 22

Alissa Centivany spoke before House of Commons standing committee about 'right to repair', interoperability, and the need to change Canada's copyright law By Megan Stacey , March 22, 2023 By Megan Stacey , March 22, 2023 Last year Alissa Centivany and her two daughters embarked on an adventure sparked by one ambitious goal: not to buy anything new for 365 days.

Health - Mar 20

Western study finds co-infection with 'superbug' bacteria increases SARS-CoV-2 replication  The study identifies a common protein from the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria boosts SARS-CoV-2 replication up to 15 times  By Prabhjot Sohal , March 20, 2023

Economics - Mar 16

How Western researchers used remote sensing to better understand our cities By Justin Zadorsky , By Justin Zadorsky , March 16, 2023 When professor Diana Mok was completing her PhD, she had a chance encounter with a roommate that has since inspired novel research into housing more than 20 years later.

Psychology - Mar 13

Poppy the Puppet offers early intervention option for families dealing with children's mental health challenges By Megan Stacey , March 13, 2023 By Megan Stacey , March 13, 2023 Mental health help and a rabbit puppet may seem an unlikely pair.

Health - Mar 9

Western study shows half of Ontario dentists used teledentistry during pandemic . Survey finds lack of resources was among barriers to wider use of remote treatment systems While the COVID-19 pandemic upended everything in the world, it also became a powerful catalyst for innovations that made remote delivery of health care and services - including dentistry - possible.

Health - Mar 7

Coalition links universities, hospitals with industry partners By Prabhjot Sohal , March 07, 2023 By Prabhjot Sohal , With $2 million in federal funding from the integrated Canada Biomedical Research Fund (CBRF) and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund (BRIF), five new regional hubs have been established to prepare Canada for future pandemics and health threats.

Health - Feb 27

Projects examining diabetes, lifelong care programs receive nearly $1.5 million By Cam Buchan, Special to Western News, By Cam Buchan, Special to Western News, February 27, 2023 How can we improve health care for Canadians experiencing "transitions in care" to ensure they don't fall through the cracks as they move through the system?

Pharmacology - Mar 21

In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, the findings showed more than one in ten Americans used prescription opioids in the past 12 months By Western Communications , March 21, 2023 By Western Communications , March 21, 2023 More than 30 million Americans – roughly 12 per cent of the U.S. population – rely on prescription opioids.

Life Sciences - Mar 16

Despite the power of deep learning, computers have yet to master human calculations when it comes to visual recognition By Jeff Renaud , March 16, 2023 By Jeff Renaud , March 16, 2023 When a human spots a familiar face or an oncoming vehicle, it take

Sport - Mar 14

A simple 360-degree camera set-up and VR technology could revolutionize sports viewing, study suggests By Prabhjot Sohal , By Prabhjot Sohal , March 14, 2023 With fans gearing up for NCAA March Madness basketball, Western researchers say you may soon be able to grab a VR headset and cheer on your team from wherever you are, experiencing the excitement as if you were courtside.

Physics - Mar 13

Western's Emily Adlam talks theories of time on The Conversation's podcast "Great Mysteries of Physics" By The Conversation, Special to Western News, March 13, 2023 By The Conversation, Special to Western News, March 13, 2023 Without a sense of time, leading us from cradle to grave, our lives would make little sense.

Environment - Mar 9

Decade-long research shows home feeders don't alter chickadee reproduction or behaviour By Megan Stacey , By Megan Stacey , March 09, 2023 Never throw bread to the neighbourhood ducks.

Health - Mar 2

School programs developed by faculty members build resilience and connections for children, teens By Megan Stacey , By Megan Stacey , March 02, 2023 Western researchers are expanding successful education programs to help vulnerable young people build strong relationships and prevent violence.

Health - Feb 23

New research looks at national health data, community well-being and neighbourhood information to study effects of social environment on cardiovascular health By Prabhjot Sohal , February 23, 2023. While it can be debated whether good fences make good neighbours, a new study by Western researchers, Dr. Sarah S. Singh , Dr. Saverio Stranges and Stephanie J. Frisbee , shows that good neighbourhoods could indeed do a lot of good to your heart.

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