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London, Ont., researchers the first to profile immune response to COVID-19

London, Ont., researchers the first to profile immune response to COVID-19

In a world-first, researchers out of Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., have profiled the immune system’s response to COVID-19 and identified six molecules they believe can be used as therapeutic targets to treat the virus. Some early reports from scientists and physicians suggested that the …

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Ontario researchers seek 50,000 participants to study impact of COVID-19 on the brain

Ontario researchers seek 50,000 participants to study impact of COVID-19 on the brain

Researchers are hoping to find answers for health-care professionals and improve care for patients with COVID-19 worldwide by focusing on the impact of the disease, caused by the novel coronavirus, on the brain. Adrian Owen, a cognitive neuroscience and imaging professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, …

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Western University plans for 30% face-to-face experience for fall, increased financial aid

Western University plans for 30% face-to-face experience for fall, increased financial aid

Western University students are starting to get a clearer picture of how their fall semester will look amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. University president Alan Shepard says he expects about 30 per cent of courses to have a face-to-face component. He also highlighted increases to financial aid for undergraduate and …

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Western University’s Homecoming 2020 goes virtual due to coronavirus – London

Western University’s Homecoming 2020 goes virtual due to coronavirus - London

A London Ont., university is making arrangements to keep one of its traditions alive despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Western University says it is proceeding with its 71st annual Homecoming this year, but with a twist. Given continuing safety measures being taken amid the COVID-19 crisis, including the prohibition of large …

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Coronavirus: Canadian researchers seek 200K participants to study impact of stress on pregnancy

Coronavirus: Canadian researchers seek 200K participants to study impact of stress on pregnancy

Researchers are looking for 200,000 adults worldwide in any stage of pregnancy who can read English to take part in a study investigating the short- and long-term impacts of stress on moms and newborn babies resulting from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The PEARL (PrEgnAncy ResiLience) study out of Western University …

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Some students could return to Western University campus in the fall, president says

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Western University’s president expects students to return to campus in the fall, but not nearly as many. After the spring semester was cut short, with students required to finish their learning online, Alan Shepard says the plan is to have students back on campus in September — at least a …

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‘Cough chamber’ shows 2 metres of physical distancing not enough: Western University researchers

The push to grow more of what we eat in Edmonton - Edmonton

As public health guidelines continue to recommend a two-metre space between people in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a recently published study led by Western University researchers shows that distance is not far enough if someone coughs. Research for the study took place inside the …

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Coronavirus: Western reserves free campus-area hotel rooms for front-line medical workers – London

Coronavirus: Western reserves free campus-area hotel rooms for front-line medical workers - London

London’s Windemere Manor Hotel is back open for business, but the only clientele who will be staying there for the next month will be local medical professionals fighting the novel coronavirus. Western University and its Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry have reserved 35 to 40 rooms at the campus-area …

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Coronavirus: London med students helping supply health care workers with protective equipment

Coronavirus: London med students helping supply health care workers with protective equipment

Amid concerns of a looming shortage, local medical students are among those doing their part to help supply London-area medical workers with the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to do their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s all in support of a grassroots initiative spearheaded by the London Middlesex …

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