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‘Tiny clocks’ crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

May 26, 2017

Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from Western University and the University…

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…

Make an impact (crater) during free “cool science” day at Western

May 11, 2017

Build a rocket, control a RoboRoach, pan for gold, see the Sun’s glowing hot gas and shoot gummy bears from a slingshot – all in one afternoon. Londoners can fill…

Western and Library and Archives Canada partner to preserve Canada’s documentary heritage

May 11, 2017

Western University and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announced a partnership today that will see LAC working closely with researchers and students from Western’s Faculty of Media and Information Studies…

Western students unearth 150-year-old headstones at local cemetery

May 11, 2017

  Five Western students working on a tombstone archeology project at Woodland Cemetery have discovered as many as 60 stone markers, some dating back to Canada’s Confederation. “We knew the…

After tough times, pre-teens’ brains wired for rewards

May 4, 2017

Adversity leads pre-teens to be more impulsive by making their brains more sensitive to rewards, a new Western University study has found.     The study, entitled “Ventral striatal activity…

Stroke prevention among older Ontarians may also reduce risk of some dementias

May 1, 2017

Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy appears to be having an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. A new paper by researchers at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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