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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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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…


Special public event explores promise and potential of stem cells

April 18, 2016

What is a stem cell? What’s new in stem cell research? What kinds of treatments are using stem cells today? What is stem cell tourism? If you are interested in…


Western student entrepreneur awarded $5000 in pitch competition

April 13, 2016

The 2016 installment of the Seed Your Startup entrepreneurial plan and pitch competition has awarded its $5,000 top prize to Western University student entrepreneur Alan Kalbfleisch to help launch and…


Conference to highlight advances in bone and joint research

April 7, 2016

Musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, skeletal fractures, back pain, and sports or work-related injuries are debilitating and painful for millions of Canadians and billions of people worldwide. The number of…


Western-led astronomy team discovers Jupiter analogue among young stars

April 6, 2016

A team of astronomers from Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) and the Carnegie Institution for Science has discovered one of the youngest and brightest free-floating, planet-like…

Listen to your heart – it may tell you something about memory

April 5, 2016

Follow your heart because a new study from Western University shows that your memories already do. Investigators at Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute have discovered that signals from inside…

New discovery expected to have significant impact on maternal, fetal and neonatal health

April 5, 2016

Dr. Peeyush Lala from Western University is a pioneer in the study and treatment of tumors. During his landmark career, the Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of Schulich School of…


Campus law enforcement accreditation assessment team invites public to comment

April 1, 2016

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will arrive on April 24 to examine all aspects of Western University’s Campus Community Police Services…


Scotiabank gives $3 million to create the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School, Western University

March 31, 2016

Today Brian Porter, President and CEO of Scotiabank, spoke to Ivey Business School students at Western University about driving the Bank’s digital strategy and announced $3 million in funding to…


Western to honour renowned academic, artistic, community and business leaders at 307th convocation

March 31, 2016

Sixteen distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 307th Convocation this spring. The ceremonies, featuring addresses by the honorary degree recipients, are scheduled for the following…


Changing lives with probiotics in Africa

March 30, 2016

A Western University researcher is hoping to change the lives of people in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda with a small sachet of freeze-dried bacteria. Gregor Reid, PhD, professor, Western’s Schulich…


Indigenous youth from Kluane First Nation to visit Western University

March 29, 2016

A documentary research team, including two Indigenous youth from Kluane First Nation, will visit Western University on Wednesday (March 30) to test mercury levels in fish collected from their own…

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