Western University

Founded in 1878, Western University in London, Ontario is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, combining academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in the arts, humanities, engineering, sciences, health sciences, social sciences, business and law. With research collaborations on every continent and students and faculty trained far and wide, Western is actively engaged internationally. Western’s campus community is comprised of more than 38,000 students from 127 countries, 3,800 faculty and staff and 294,000 alumni in 154 countries. Western offers nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 11 faculties, a School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and three affiliated university colleges. Western is proud to provide Canada’s best student experience.

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CRISPR has many applications, including targeted gene therapy, but the precision of the technology still has a way to go. Shutterstock

Gene editing needs to become more precise to live up to its promise

CRISPR technology is continually improving to make it more specific, but serious consideration should be given to when and how CRISPR is safe for gene editing.
MRI paru-paru dari mantan perokok ganja dan tembakau, menunjukkan fungsi paru-paru yang buruk. Pada perokok elektrik, zat berminyak juga ditemukan di dalam jaringan paru-paru dan saluran udara. (Parraga lab), Author provided

Vaping jelas merusak paru-paru: ini strategi mencegah penyebarannya pada remaja

Pemasaran rokok elektrik begitu cepat, persuasif dan tersebar luas, terutama ketika pemasaran ini menargetkan anak-anak dan remaja, yang mana pertumbuhan dan perkembangan paru-parunya belum selesai.
IRM d’un poumon d’un ex fumeur de tabac et de cannabis illustrant la faiblesse de ses fonctions pulmonaires ainsi que son arbre respiratoire tronqué. (Parraga lab)

Vapotage: des effets dévastateurs à craindre pour les poumons

Le vapotage cause une toxicité pulmonaire mortelle. Leur commercialisation auprès des enfants doit être interdite.
A composite image showing the distribution of dark matter, galaxies and hot gas in a merging galaxy cluster taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii. NASA

Canada’s grand plan to explore the mysteries of the cosmos

The Canadian Long Range Plan 2020 for astronomy and astrophysics builds on Canadian research's previous success to extend Canada's role.
This image made from a fake video featuring former U.S. president Barack Obama shows elements of facial mapping that lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said. (AP Photo)

The election’s on: Now Canadians should watch out for dumbfakes and deepfakes

Fake videos pose a risk to democratic representation, participation, and discussion. Canadians need to be mindful of their existence as we head towards the federal election.
Reading and books are more important than ever for contemporary society. Here an image of The Rose Main Reading Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (also known as New York Public Library Main Branch) – an elegant study hall in the heart of Manhattan. Patrick Robert Doyle /Unsplash

Libraries can have 3-D printers but they are still about books

Today's libraries build communities and provide space for learning new technologies but it is critical that they continue to be about books and reading too.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources fire rangers wade through floodwaters as they deploy pumps in Pembroke, Ont., in May 2019. Too many authorities involved in fighting flood risks can often paralyze flood management efforts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Why Canada’s political system makes it difficult to fight floods

Canadian history and international relations theory gives us perspective on why co-ordinating flood management has proven so difficult in Canada and what can be done about it.

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