Plot twist: spoilers can boost films’ success

Reviews and trailers that reveal a movie’s plot can draw a bigger audience and more box-office dollars, a Western study shows.

Indigenous Learning Fund recipients named

Four projects funded for fostering Indigenous learning and community partnerships

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Lisa Saksida, Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, studies the brain’s capacity for learning, memorizing and paying attention. By mapping neural pathways in a healthy brain, she can better understand the effects of neurodegenerative disorders.

Daring to Ask: Can understanding neurobiology of cognition lead to treatments for brain disorders?

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Covid-19

Western stories of hope, research, and community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Gender, age, education can predict use of pandemic precautions

Men, non-immigrants, younger adults and people living in rural areas are the Canadians most likely to resist COVID-19 safety measures, according to a Western analysis.

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...

Study explores experiences of trans and non-binary Canadians during COVID-19

The Trans PULSE Canada survey shows many trans and non-binary Canadians avoid seeking health care because of a fear of discrimination.