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Simple CT scanning procedure shows measuring blood flow can predict effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment

June 28, 2017

Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-centre…

Western appoints new Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

June 23, 2017

Western University announced today that Lynn Logan has been appointed Vice-President (Operations & Finance), effective June 22, 2017. Logan joined Western in 2006 and has served as the Associate Vice-President…

Sub-surface Mars scanner concept gets boost from Western University expertise

June 22, 2017

A Western planetary researcher will lead a study under a contract awarded to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) by the Canadian Space Agency to explore using a leading-edge radar…

From helpful to harmful: Western University researchers uncover MAIT cells’ dark side in toxic shock syndrome

June 20, 2017

A subpopulation of immune cells that normally fend off pathogens can turn against the host during certain infections, Western University researchers have revealed. The study, published in PLOS Biology was led…

Western neuroscientist’s book explores the borderlines of consciousness

June 20, 2017

Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen’s work has transformed how medical teams, families and philosophers understand the spaces between life and death for people in a vegetative state. And now Owen is…

Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide

June 19, 2017

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University, researchers have shown that probiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of pesticides. Honey bees…

Western opens innovative new home for Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

June 8, 2017

Western has officially opened the doors on its new nursing building, a state-of-the-art facility that combines the best of academic learning and clinical education. The Arthur Labatt Family School of…

New home for the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing offers state-of-the-art education

June 7, 2017

Combining the best of academic learning and clinical education, the new building that houses the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing is unlike any other in Canada. It offers a…

Researchers develop more sustainable way to refine metals

June 7, 2017

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and oxidants. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques,…

London leads provincial technology transfer and R&D partnership efforts in Asia

June 2, 2017

Financial ripples from a successful, London-led business development initiative in Asia may soon be felt across the province. In 2011, WORLDiscoveries Asia – a partnership among Western University, Robarts Research…

3D-printed prosthetics for Ugandans wins World’s Challenge Challenge

June 1, 2017

A team that has designed a mobile clinic to make 3D-printed prosthetics from recycled plastics has won the inaugural championship of the World’s Challenge Challenge, which took place this week…

International teams compete for $45,000 to solve world problems

May 29, 2017

Some heavy-hitting global issues – from elephant-poaching to plastic pollution — will take the spotlight when 10 student teams from six countries converge on Western University this week. The stakes…

Lawson and Western researchers suggest walking and talking can be an early predictor of dementia

May 23, 2017

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an…

Western appoints Director of Sport and Recreation Services

May 15, 2017

Christine Stapleton, a proven leader in athletics at both the university and national sport level, was announced as Western University’s new Director of Sport and Recreation Services today. Stapleton comes…

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