Media Releases Archives: October 2016

New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol

October 20, 2016

A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population. Using next-generation…

Western’s Public Health Program becomes first in Ontario to be CEPH accredited

October 20, 2016

Western University’s Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health has received accreditation for five years from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), making it the first program in the…

New life hack for ‘de-blurring’ visual images without glasses

October 18, 2016

An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person’s ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering…

Study finds visible minorities significantly under-represented in senior leadership positions in London and Ottawa

October 18, 2016

  A new study led by Western University researchers Stelian Medianu and Victoria Esses has found that visible minorities are significantly underrepresented in senior leadership positions in the non-profit and…

Western University astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta-probed comet 67P

October 17, 2016

When the Rosetta spacecraft successfully touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, the news was shared globally via Twitter in dozens of languages. Citizens the world over were…

Western Plans New Master of Professional Education in International School Leadership

October 14, 2016

Western University’s Faculty of Education, in conjunction with the Ontario Principals’ Council, is launching a new specialization in International School Leadership in their Master of Professional Education program. The program…

Western University scientists develop game-changing ‘ultrathin’ flash memory device

October 13, 2016

At 10 nanometers (nm), the sleek new polymer material that scientists at Western University have developed for use in flash memory devices is 10,000 times thinner than a single human…

International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also ‘wimpiest’

October 13, 2016

An international study 15 years in the making has shown that it’s ‘survival of the wimpiest’ among subtypes and strains when it comes to understanding the spread of HIV/AIDS around…

Western University cameras capture fireball in the sky over Georgian Bay

October 7, 2016

Researchers from Western University have released footage of a basketball-sized fireball that was seen widely by observers throughout southern Ontario and adjacent areas early Friday morning (Oct. 7). Peter Brown,…

Western hosts International Observe the Moon Night this weekend

October 6, 2016

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event, led by NASA, the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and partners around the world, which…