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Western University researcher receives $8.9 million project funding to reduce infant and maternal mortality

May 24, 2016

Western University researcher, David Cechetto, PhD, is training front line health care workers in Rwanda and Burundi to treat the most common causes of infant and maternal mortality. David Cechetto,…

WADA taps Richard McLaren to head Sochi Olympics investigation team

May 20, 2016

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has appointed Western University’s Richard H. McLaren as the independent person heading an investigation team tasked with probing doping allegations related to…

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New music research project uses big data to create an electronic monk

May 19, 2016

A new Canadian research project is collecting big data from medieval melodies chanted by monks more than 1,000 years ago. And it’s all searchable. But to what end? Kate Helsen,…

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$2-million donation establishes Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking at Western

May 9, 2016

Western University is poised to move to the forefront of central banking teaching and research in Canada, thanks to a recent generous donation from The Jarislowsky Foundation announced today. The…

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Western offers safe viewing of rare Mercury transit

May 6, 2016

On June 5, 2012, citizens of Earth were presented with a very rare opportunity to witness a transit of Venus when the planet passed directly in front of the Sun….

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Western’s Exercise and Pregnancy Lab to celebrate 20 years of healthy moms and babies

May 6, 2016

Western University’s R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Exercise and Pregnancy Lab is celebrating 20 years of research success and excellence. To celebrate the milestone, the Exercise and Pregnancy Lab will host…

Western University study charts how the world ‘views’ Drake’s new album on Twitter

May 5, 2016

During the four days following the release of Drake’s Views on Friday, April 29, Twitter was flooded with fan excitement about the new album. There were 3,828,931 tweets related to…

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Chemical in marijuana shows promise in treating schizophrenia

May 3, 2016

According to new research at Western University, marijuana is the ultimate contradiction; at least when it comes to schizophrenia. This first-of-its-kind study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrates that…

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Western University researcher bringing youth voices back into sex-ed discussion

May 3, 2016

A Western University researcher has teamed up with London high schools to help today’s youth have their say on sex education curriculum. Michael Kehler, an associate professor from Western’s Faculty…

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New gene testing technology finds cancer risks “hiding in plain sight”

April 28, 2016

A research team led by an award-winning genomicist at Western University has developed a new method for identifying mutations and prioritizing variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes, which will…

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Abnormal brain interactions harm consciousness

April 28, 2016

Over the past few years, a great amount of scientific research has shown that even when the brain is “at rest” it still works. The brains of healthy people are…

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Western’s Propel Summer Incubator launches 2016 cohort

April 26, 2016

Propel, Western University’s entrepreneurship accelerator, announced its new cohort of startups for its 2016 Propel Summer Incubator (PSI).  The PSI program received applications from more than 50 entrepreneurs. After a…

Popular music historian available to comment on death of Prince

April 21, 2016

A popular music historian from Western University says that Prince was a consummate showman and one of the most prolific and active musicians of the last half-century. Norma Coates, currently…

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New Western neuroscience study shows how we learn from watching others

April 21, 2016

A new study from Western University shows that the parts of our brain that provide us with our sense of touch are activated when we watch someone else learn a…

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