Media Releases Archives: December 2016

Western University expert concerned about recommended legal age for smoking marijuana

December 14, 2016

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, a body set up by the federal government, released a set of recommendations this week on how marijuana should be regulated in…

Western professor to help get math education research into province’s classrooms

December 14, 2016

A new organization aimed at sharing knowledge and research on how to best teach Math will soon bring Ontario’s Math researchers and teachers closer together. The Knowledge Network for Applied…

Researchers receive $3 million in federal funding for project addressing domestic violence

December 13, 2016

An international team of researchers has received $3,050,674 in funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to deliver and study a community-based program with the potential to substantially improve…

Scientists use ‘molecular-Lego’ to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level

December 12, 2016

A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9. Their study, published today in the Proceedings…

Taking a Shot at Entrepreneurship: Competition provides Londoners with opportunity to market technologies

December 6, 2016

For a second consecutive year, Londoners are taking steps to bring one of three of the city’s innovations to market – and to snag their share of more than $20,000…

A new secure smartphone app may replace the iconic doctor pager

December 6, 2016

It was an idea born out of necessity; a smart-phone app that allows healthcare providers to message each other about patient care in a secure and confidential way. PageMe is…

Research Creates Buzz for Understanding Intellectual Disability

December 2, 2016

To many, the common fruit fly is just a pest to be shooed away. For Western University professor Jamie Kramer, however, it’s a perfect model for examining the molecular goings-on…

Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images

December 1, 2016

The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) captured its first high resolution images of…

Western virologist hopes to test vaccine on 600 HIV-negative subjects next fall

December 1, 2016

An HIV vaccine (SAV001) developed at Western University can now move on to Phase II human clinical trials. Plans are underway to test it in 600 HIV-negative subjects across North…