Media Releases Archives: April 2016

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…

Abnormal brain interactions harm consciousness

April 28, 2016

Over the past few years, a great amount of scientific research has shown that even when the brain is “at rest” it still works. The brains of healthy people are…

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…

New Western neuroscience study shows how we learn from watching others

April 21, 2016

A new study from Western University shows that the parts of our brain that provide us with our sense of touch are activated when we watch someone else learn a…

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…