Media Releases Archives: September 2015

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…

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…

International Observe the Moon Night returns to Western (and the world)

September 16, 2015

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event, led by NASA and their collaborators around the world, which is dedicated to encourage observation, appreciation and understanding of Earth’s Moon….

Western Responds to the Syrian Crisis

September 15, 2015

  As millions of Syrians flee civil war to seek asylum in Europe and elsewhere, Western University announced today a multi-pronged approach to help support refugee families, students and scholars….

National initiative led by Western examines risk factors for vulnerable populations

September 15, 2015

Intimate partner violence accounts for 26 per cent of all violent crimes in Canada; in 2012, they represented 20 per cent of all homicides. While researchers have recently identified risk…

Western University celebrates 50 years of dental education and research

September 10, 2015

On September 11 and 12, 2015, Western University dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dentistry program. Dr. Wesley Dunn, founding dean, as well…

Western University welcomes new chancellor at 306th convocation

September 10, 2015

Western University’s 306th convocation features the installation of Jack Cowin as the new chancellor, as well as honorary degrees being bestowed upon three extraordinary individuals. The ceremonies are scheduled for…

Western researchers find that earlier combined treatment can alter the course of disease progression in Crohn’s disease

September 10, 2015

Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of people living with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. New cases of the disease are also among the highest in…

Western students return to London as O-Week gets underway

September 4, 2015

Nearly 32,000 students will return to London this week as Western University gears up for a new fall term. Western’s 5,211 full-time, first-year students, will participate in a wide variety…