Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute receive C$3.7 million to study the impact of the Western diet on the health of the fetus

In pregnant women, the “Western diet” – an energy-dense diet that is high in calories from sugars and simple fats – may be responsible for negative changes in the metabolism of the placenta, setting their children and grandchildren up for a predisposition to heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

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New study shows touch works independently of vision in object identification

October 7, 2015

A study published by The Journal of Neuroscience challenges the more traditional scientific belief that using touch to recognize objects depends on visual circuitry in the human brain. The idea…


A dirty secret that could save lives and six more health issues featured at this year’s Mini Medical School

September 30, 2015

Do fecal transplants really save lives? How does the brain decide what to focus on and what to ignore? How far are researchers in the international search for therapies for…

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Medical residents help to reduce emergency department wait times

September 28, 2015

Western University researchers have completed the first study demonstrating that medical residents are associated with a reduction in emergency department wait times and patients leaving without being seen in a…


Western’s Board of Governors releases review of presidential compensation

September 28, 2015

Western University’s Board of Governors today released an independent review of President Amit Chakma’s employment contract that was conducted by former Ontario Court of Appeals Judge, the Honourable Stephen Goudge….

Veteran’s Class holds special ceremony honouring fallen comrades during Western’s Homecoming Weekend

September 25, 2015

Western University’s Medicine Class of 1950 also known as the Veteran’s Class will hold a special ceremony as part of their 65th anniversary during Homecoming 2015. With what has become…


Western to host observatory viewing for rare eclipsed Supermoon Sunday

September 25, 2015

The Moon will move completely into the Earth’s shadow – a spectacle known as a total lunar eclipse – this Sunday (September 27). For southwestern Ontario, this will be the…

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Western collaborative study shows future Athabasca River flows may not sustain water demands for Alberta oil sands

September 23, 2015

The Alberta oil sands, the world’s third-largest crude oil reserve, require fresh water from the Athabasca River – lots of water – as it is estimated that three barrels of…


Western students receive high marks at The Undergraduate Awards

September 23, 2015

Emma Rose Bonanno and 26 Western University colleagues were named among the international winners of The Undergraduate Awards, a worldwide competition recognizing top undergraduate work. In total, Western boasted 30…


Western to brief media on new approach to Homecoming weekend

September 23, 2015

Western University is taking a fresh approach to its annual Homecoming celebrations this week as it welcomes alumni from across Canada and around the world. Media are invited to attend…


The Royal Society of Canada welcomes five Western faculty members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

September 22, 2015

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) named five Western University faculty members as part of the incoming cohort of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to…


Western University celebrates Dr. Ian McWhinney, the founding father of family medicine

September 22, 2015

From kitchen tables to hospital boardrooms and government offices, the future of family medicine is one of the most talked about discussions taking place in Canada. On September 23, 2015,…

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Carotid stenosis is not a ‘ticking time bomb’ according to Western researcher

September 21, 2015

Western University’s Dr. David Spence and a team of researchers have determined that preventing occlusion (blockage) of a carotid artery may not be a valid reason for surgical intervention in…

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Researchers at Western University hope to use artificial intelligence to improve breast cancer patient outcomes

September 18, 2015

Western University researchers are working on a way to use artificial intelligence to predict a patient’s response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer – paclitaxel and…


Western University develops first-ever ethical framework for fMRI research

September 17, 2015

A team of doctors, neuroscientists and philosophers from Western University have developed the first-ever ethical framework for researchers and research ethics committees to design, conduct and review functional magnetic resonance…

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