Media Releases

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…

Short-term exercise equals big-time brain boost: Western study

December 21, 2017

 A 10-minute, one-time burst of exercise can measurably boost your brain power, at least temporarily, researchers at Western University have found. While other studies have shown brain-health benefits after 20-minutes…

Western Bone & Joint researchers receive two Arthritis Society Grants

December 18, 2017

Western University researchers who are part of the interdisciplinary Bone and Joint Institute have been awarded two major Arthritis Society grants — one to study the cellular workings of osteoarthritis…

Repeat donor brings millions to Western to build management expertise

December 11, 2017

The DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies announced a $5-million gift today from the department’s namesake, Aubrey Dan – his second $5-million donation to Western University in a little…