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Angela Huynh's paper points to protein causing rare complications from Astra Zeneca shots....

Western's ImPaKT facility site of new international research investigating new way of detecting COVID-19, variants of concern....

As variants of concern continue to drive COVID-19 transmission around the globe, researchers at Western’s Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility are shifting their work toward understanding how to target them....

Before entering the lab each morning, Mariya Goncheva, PhD, puts on clean scrubs, two pairs of booties, two pairs of gloves, a gown and a full hood that covers her entire head and shoulders. She is connected by a hose to a positive pressure powered air respirator which pumps clean air into the hood....

Between the imminent border closures and news of stay-at-home orders, for many, March 18, 2020 was defined by overwhelming uncertainty. But at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) clinical labs, decisive action was being taken to support the COVID-19 testing needs of Southwestern Ontario....

Western engineer leads a study collecting wastewater samples from a number of strategic locations in London, Ont. and analyzed at Western’s ImPaKT Facility....

A team of researchers across Canada, including collaborators from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is helping to shed light on how our bodies develop immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Their research highlights the importance of specific antibodies made early on in infection, and may help to assess how effectively current vaccines are at conferring long-term immunity....

Frozen bat tissues and bat droppings could hold the answer to stopping the next coronavirus pandemic....

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, dental school students, faculty, and support staff are among the few groups who have returned to on-site activities at universities across Canada....

Western’s campus has been closed for months, the greenspaces empty and corridors eerily silent. The catalyst for this radical change was COVID-19. “This pandemic is awe-inspiring. It has brought to a halt everything that was familiar to us. My graduate students and I asked ourselves what we could do to make a difference in this new and frightening context, says Martin Stillman of the Department of Chemistry. Deep within the Chemistry Building, Stillman and his research group toiled away on a series of experiments essential to understanding this silent killer....