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Bam crater on Mars is named for a city in Iran, at the suggestion of Western University student Arya Bina.

Three Western students name Martian craters

April 28, 2017

Not just anybody can name a crater. But if you are keenly interested in studying these planetary potholes, it’s easier than you might think, say three Western students who now…

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Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser joins See the Line this summer

April 26, 2017

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser is adding her voice to the conversation about concussion in sport as part of See the Line at Western University on August 16. Hosted by Western’s Schulich…

Western family medicine professor Evelyn Vingilis has co-authored a study that shows people who admit to street racing are also five times more likely have crashed their vehicle in the previous year.

The fast and the crashed: study shows collisions five times more likely for street racers

April 25, 2017

Ontarians who have street-raced at least once in the past year are five times more likely than other drivers to have crashed their vehicle at some point during those 12…

London to become North American leader in 3D printing for medical and surgical solutions

April 21, 2017

The London Medical Network (LMN), today announced a $6.8 million partnership with Western University and Renishaw PLC to establish a new research, development and commercialization centre that will focus on…

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Western University named among Canada’s greenest employers

April 21, 2017

Western University has been named one of the 2017 winners of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition. The annual award is organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and acknowledges workplaces…

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Bringing the ‘magic’ of ultrasound to rural Uganda to reduce pregnancy complications

April 20, 2017

In a collaborative study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson), Western University, Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, and Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO), a team of researchers found that radio…

Media Advisory: London Medical Network announces new research and commercialization centre

April 20, 2017

Members of the media are invited to attend as the London Medical Network announces the establishment of a new research, development and commercialization centre at Western University’s Discovery Park. The…

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Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

April 11, 2017

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they’ll startle significantly less; by the third time, they’ll barely startle at…

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Western president welcomes report calling for re-investment in science research

April 10, 2017

An advisory panel that has put forward a new blueprint for university-led research offers Canada a renewed opportunity to be a world-changer in the sciences, Western University president Amit Chakma…

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Medical students use teddy bears to teach kids about medicine

April 3, 2017

Using teddy bears as patients, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry medical students will help teach elementary school children about health and medicine this week. As part of…

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Annual salary disclosure from Western University

March 31, 2017

In keeping with the Public Sector Disclosure Act, Western University is releasing an annual list of employees whose 2016 income met or exceeded $100,000, as reflected on their T4 slips….

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London researchers enrol first Canadian patients in trial of tissue implant using patients’ own cartilage cells

March 31, 2017

Dr. Alan Getgood and his team at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are the first in Canada to participate in an investigative trial to determine the safety and…

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Revenge of the big ‘bots comes to Western

March 30, 2017

More than 1,000 high school students on 36 teams — along with robots that they have built and programmed — will compete at Western University this weekend in an epic…

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Genetic testing rates for ovarian cancer low across Ontario

March 29, 2017

Genetic testing rates for ovarian cancer low across Ontario Less than seven per cent of Ontario women with the most common type of ovarian cancer were seen for genetics consultation…

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