Neuroscientist takes COVID-19 Brain Study to Reddit AMA

Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre neurologist Rick Swartz will participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) at 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, to discuss the COVID-19 Brain Study.

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Study uses Twitter to reveal our mental-health state

A Western-led international research team hopes that tweet you just posted will provide insights into our collective mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BLM movement finds new urgency, allies because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated the problems of racial injustice, isolation, frustration and stagnation and caused higher unemployment, which provides the time to air these grievances. When coupled with mixed messages from elites, the spark lit a fire that continues to burn.

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App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

Living a too-distant border away from his grandmother, Medical Sciences/Biology student Harshil Shah worried about how some isolated, elderly people were managing without the help they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research scores breakthrough in body’s response to COVID-19

London-based researchers are the first in the world to profile the body’s immune system response to COVID-19 – revealing a much-needed possible target for health-care professionals to treat the virus.

How to keep cyclists rolling after pandemic push

More people in North America are taking to cycling – and bike shops across the United States and Canada are seeing record sales and facing supply shortages.

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New directory looks to boost alumni-owned businesses

Western’s new Alumni Business Directory is offering a boost to purple-and-proud independent business owners, especially during these uncertain times.

Brain Study explores lasting impacts of COVID-19

Neuroscientists exploring the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on the brain hope their newest study will provide answers for health-care professionals and improved care for millions of patients around the globe.

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Investment bolsters pandemic research

Nine additional research projects received university backing for their work in supporting recovery efforts for current and future disease outbreaks, Research Western announced this week.

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Study investigates virtual learning impact on families

The Western-led LEAP (Learning, Education, and the Pandemic) study aims to assess family experiences with learning during COVID-19. Specifically, Western Education researchers are exploring how family stress and virtual learning during the pandemic impacted students’ education.

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Study explores strain on dementia patient care partners

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has further strained care partners of those living with dementia to the point where they are having trouble balancing care for their loved ones with their own self-care, resulting in physical and emotional exhaustion, health problems, and feelings of anxiety, depression and irritability.

Pro career on hold – but game still goal

The COVID-19 pandemic may have paused the games – but it cannot stop Kyle Dawson’s dream to play professional lacrosse.