Media Releases Archives: 2017

‘Wooden-shoe’ rather wear sneakers? Western University research shows long-lasting issues from inflexible clogs

November 16, 2017

Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers — injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing…

World-renowned researchers unravel mysteries of MS

November 13, 2017

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in 340 Canadians living with the disease. Currently, the exact cause of MS and…

Western International Week events include Canada 150 Art Installation & Music Premiere

November 13, 2017

Western University’s International Week 2017 begins today, bringing together Western’s students, faculty and staff with the wider London community to celebrate and experience the international diversity and opportunities available at…

Collaboration launches after-hours crisis counselling for Western University students

November 9, 2017

Western students experiencing mental health crisis will have access to a confidential walk-in clinic on campus three evenings a week as part of a “game-changing” program funded through the London…

Western’s ‘new’ 332-year-old treasure: much ado about something special

November 1, 2017

Shakespeare’s Fourth Folio — a rare 1685 edition of plays by the acknowledged king of English literature — has become a treasured addition to Western Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections…

New genetic marker uncovered for neurodevelopmental disorders

October 30, 2017

A team led by researchers at Western University have identified a previously unidentified genetic mutation that leads to intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, providing answers to a group of…

Take a ‘boo’ at the moon during Western Observatory event Saturday

October 26, 2017

Days before trick-or-treaters go door to door, space buffs in Southwestern Ontario will be treated to an opportunity to take a boo at the moon. Search for  aliens and zombies…

Post-concussion brain changes persist even after pre-teen hockey players return to play

October 25, 2017

Young hockey players who have suffered concussions may still show changes in the white matter of the brain months after being cleared to return to play, researchers at Western University…

Indigenous health care leaders meet in London to share successes in diabetes care and prevention

October 25, 2017

Health care and community leaders from over a dozen Indigenous communities across the country have gathered in London this week to launch a national roll-out of strategies for diabetes prevention…

Study investigates effects of domestic violence on workplaces – by asking perpetrators

October 24, 2017

Researchers at the Western University and the University of Toronto released a new study today, taking an unconventional approach to understanding the significant effects of domestic violence in the workplace….