Western student first to spot asteroid speeding past Earth

Western astronomy student Cole Gregg spotted a previously undiscovered asteroid flashing through the night sky.

Buddies and stepped-up rewards add exercise incentive

It can take just pennies a day to motivate people to exercise more, and they will step up their efforts when teamed with a buddy to collect joint rewards, a Western University study shows.

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With one-third of Canadian deaths each year the result of a heart attack or stroke, Dr. Robert Hegele is daring to ask how we can use DNA technology to improve these odds. By identifying genetic risk factors, he is making it possible to intervene earlier in life.

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Engineering students expand Basket Project for homeless

A trio of Western Engineering students decided help vulnerable members in their community as they assembled hygiene kits for the homeless.

Biomarkers could be used in a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 blood screening tool

A new study from Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and University of Alberta suggests that COVID-19 affects the body’s blood concentration levels of specific metabolites which could one day be measured through an inexpensive blood test to quickly...

Pandemic poses unique challenges for those living with eating disorders

Physical distancing, quarantines and lockdowns have created a recipe for the onset and relapse of eating disorders, a study co-authored by a Western researcher shows.