Media Releases

London researchers enrol first Canadian patients in trial of tissue implant using patients’ own cartilage cells

March 31, 2017

Dr. Alan Getgood and his team at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are the first in Canada to participate in an investigative trial to determine the safety and…

Revenge of the big ‘bots comes to Western

March 30, 2017

More than 1,000 high school students on 36 teams — along with robots that they have built and programmed — will compete at Western University this weekend in an epic…

Wrong-way asteroid plays ‘chicken’ with Jupiter

March 29, 2017

For at least a million years, an asteroid orbiting the “wrong” way around the sun has been playing a cosmic game of chicken with giant Jupiter and with about 6,000…

Genetic testing rates for ovarian cancer low across Ontario

March 29, 2017

Genetic testing rates for ovarian cancer low across Ontario Less than seven per cent of Ontario women with the most common type of ovarian cancer were seen for genetics consultation…

London Health Research Day answers emerging questions in human health

March 24, 2017

  Can implantable technology help deliver targeted therapies for brain cancer? Can exercise during pregnancy for diabetic mothers reduce the instances of congenital heart defects? These questions, along with hundreds…

Western to be host to powwow on Saturday

March 24, 2017

A powwow and full day of dancing, drumming and song wraps up Indigenous Awareness Week at Western University on Saturday. Western offers a wide range of services and supports for indigenous…

Closing the world’s equity gap requires concerted policy shifts, says Indian activist

March 22, 2017

The gap between rich and poor, between powerful and disenfranchised, has rarely been more pronounced than it is now, says world-renowned activist and scientist Vandana Shiva. The India-based environmentalist and…

Rules needed to guide rapidly evolving field of medical robotics, Western expert says

March 15, 2017

An international team of experts, including a Western University electrical engineer and medical robotics expert, is recommending ways of taming the ethical, regulatory and legal frontier that would allow for…

Purple pride on display at Western’s March Break Open House

March 10, 2017

More than 6,000 high school students and their families are expected to descend on Western University this Saturday, March 11, to study their post-secondary options. The university is host to the annual March Break…

Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory, Western-led study shows

March 6, 2017

Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as was previously thought, Western-led brain research has determined. The…