Media Releases Archives: April 2014

Western researchers believe “weird winter” may have lasting effects

April 11, 2014

While most Canadians are no doubt pleased that this winter’s extreme cold temperatures are coming to an end, researchers at Western University warn that the ecological impacts could continue throughout…

Rotman lecture explores influence of pharmaceutical companies on clinical research

April 9, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies fund the bulk of clinical research and heavily cited Canadian researcher Joel Lexchin believes this funding introduces biases through methods such as influencing the choice of standards, only…

Western students talk against the clock at Three Minute Thesis competition

April 8, 2014

Western University’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies hosts the third annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Thursday, April 10, as graduate students compete to present their research in…

Western University study unlocking secrets of breast tissue

April 8, 2014

A unique population of microbes in the female breast may lay the groundwork for understanding how this bacterial community contributes to health and disease, according to a new study out…

Western Psychology considers ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll’

April 7, 2014

A series of free public lectures, launching this week, featuring faculty members from Western University’s Psychology Department will examine the theme of ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll’ and why…

Putting the fun into dental hygiene while breaking down barriers

April 4, 2014

Dentists and dental students from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be partnering with Community Living London and the organization ‘Oral Health, Total Health’ for the fifth…

New Western University research targets plastic blobs in Great Lakes

April 3, 2014

New research from Western University suggests that plastic pellets accumulating in Canada’s Great Lakes, rivers and shorelines may be turning our pristine playgrounds into a toxic nightmare. An estimated 100…

Philosophy of science giant to deliver two public lectures at Rotman Institute

April 2, 2014

Award winning philosopher of science Bas van Fraassen is visiting Western University this week to deliver two public lectures presented by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. van Fraasen’s contributions to…