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Study with female rugby players shows a regular season of play results in changes in the brain

January 17, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe. Using…

New study from Western Engineering will ‘lessen stress’ on aerospace and nuclear industries  

January 12, 2018

A researcher at Western University has discovered never-before-seen deformation and stress levels in two materials – titanium and zirconium – both technologically important to the aerospace and nuclear industries. Mechanical…

Ontario hub for community-based Indigenous health training launched at Western University

January 11, 2018

Western University has become the hub of a provincial network of Indigenous health training that is both culturally relevant and scientifically rigorous. The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario launches…

Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau coming to Western

January 10, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a town hall meeting at Western University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in Alumni Hall. Mr. Trudeau is visiting London this week as…

Handover of anesthesia care associated with adverse patient outcomes: study

January 9, 2018

In the operating room, just before surgery begins the last face a patient sees and last voice they hear is that of the anesthesiologist. While surgeons rarely hand over care…

Sedentary desk jockeys, stand up for your health: Western University study

January 4, 2018

Sit up, stand up, repeat often. Sedentary people can put their prolonged chair-sitting days behind them with a few simple, strategic behavioural changes, says a new study by Western University…

Short-term exercise equals big-time brain boost: Western study

December 21, 2017

 A 10-minute, one-time burst of exercise can measurably boost your brain power, at least temporarily, researchers at Western University have found. While other studies have shown brain-health benefits after 20-minutes…

Western Bone & Joint researchers receive two Arthritis Society Grants

December 18, 2017

Western University researchers who are part of the interdisciplinary Bone and Joint Institute have been awarded two major Arthritis Society grants — one to study the cellular workings of osteoarthritis…

Red-carpet debut for senior stars of exercise video

December 5, 2017

Older adults who exercise with Western University’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) are the stars of a training video that will help thousands of their peers remain active….

Gram-sized gifts of the solar system drop to Earth near London

December 1, 2017

Tiny fragments from the asteroid belt sizzled to Earth near London International Airport this week, Western University sky cameras show. Likely smaller than a baby’s fingernail, they’re the remnants of…

Western University celebrates national championships

November 28, 2017

Back on home turf, it’s time for Western Mustang championship teams to celebrate with the community. Media are invited to join us Thursday, November 30 at a campus community celebration…

Levi Hord, Rhodes Scholar

Western student Levi Hord awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

November 22, 2017

Levi Hord has become the 23rd Western student to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, considered one of the world’s most prestigious post-graduate honours. Named for the British mining magnate and…

TD Bank Group gift enhances Western’s ability to turn data into solutions

November 20, 2017

A $1 million investment by TD Bank Group into data analytics teaching and research in Western’s Faculty of Science will position the University as a hot spot for solving some…

Western celebrates Indigenous Awareness Week

November 20, 2017

Western University will celebrate local Indigenous culture and scholarship with the fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week from November 20-26. The week-long event, led by Western’s Indigenous Services, seeks to enhance…

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