Media Releases Archives: January 2018

Western scientists make major schizophrenia discovery studying twins

January 30, 2018

Schizophrenia is one of the world’s most devastating mental disorders and affects more than 21 million people globally. A new study of identical twins shows for the first time that…

Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites

January 26, 2018

A network of cameras directed by Western University observed a bright fireball across southern Ontario at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Analysis of the video data by Western scientists…

Sport Management experts available to comment on Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics

January 22, 2018

With the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games just weeks away, members of the Ontario Sport Management Collective are available to media for comment and expert analysis. The Ontario…

Study with female rugby players shows a regular season of play results in changes in the brain

January 17, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe. Using…

Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE and ALS

January 15, 2018

Researchers at Western University have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou…

New study from Western Engineering will ‘lessen stress’ on aerospace and nuclear industries  

January 12, 2018

A researcher at Western University has discovered never-before-seen deformation and stress levels in two materials – titanium and zirconium – both technologically important to the aerospace and nuclear industries. Mechanical…

Ontario hub for community-based Indigenous health training launched at Western University

January 11, 2018

Western University has become the hub of a provincial network of Indigenous health training that is both culturally relevant and scientifically rigorous. The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario launches…

Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau coming to Western

January 10, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a town hall meeting at Western University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in Alumni Hall. Mr. Trudeau is visiting London this week as…

Handover of anesthesia care associated with adverse patient outcomes: study

January 9, 2018

In the operating room, just before surgery begins the last face a patient sees and last voice they hear is that of the anesthesiologist. While surgeons rarely hand over care…

Sedentary desk jockeys, stand up for your health: Western University study

January 4, 2018

Sit up, stand up, repeat often. Sedentary people can put their prolonged chair-sitting days behind them with a few simple, strategic behavioural changes, says a new study by Western University…