Media Releases Archives: 2016

Western scientists uncover possible genetic basis for self-sacrificing behaviour of worker bees

November 3, 2016

In a honey bee colony, the queen bee is responsible for laying most of the eggs but she does not otherwise forage for nectar, make honey, defend against intruders, or…

Alan Alda to get an up-close look at lung imaging research at Robarts Research Institute

November 3, 2016

Award-winning actor, writer and science communication advocate Alan Alda will get an insider’s look at the cutting-edge research at Robarts Research Institute that is helping to improve the lives of…

St. Joseph’s and Western University announce two research chairs – a milestone for London, Ontario’s hospital-based medical imaging research and patient care

November 2, 2016

In a historical-first, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and Western University announced two research chairs that are a critical step toward new approaches in imaging research and patient care in…

Western students ‘heading’ back to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 1, 2016

Planetary scientists have learned much about Mars from the various robotic missions that have landed on the Martian surface. However, rovers and landers can only carry a limited set of…

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…