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Brace yourself for Asteroid Day at Western

June 29, 2017

On June 30, you can hold a meteorite in your hand, learn about the thrill and the threat of asteroids and observe the sun through a special solar telescope during…

Simple CT scanning procedure shows measuring blood flow can predict effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment

June 28, 2017

Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-centre…

World’s largest sleep study launches from Western’s Brain and Mind Institute

June 26, 2017

Renowned Western University neuroscientist Adrian Owen has launched the world’s largest sleep-and-cognition study to help researchers learn the effects on our brains of sleep and sleep deprivation. “Many of us…

Western appoints new Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

June 23, 2017

Western University announced today that Lynn Logan has been appointed Vice-President (Operations & Finance), effective June 22, 2017. Logan joined Western in 2006 and has served as the Associate Vice-President…

Sub-surface Mars scanner concept gets boost from Western University expertise

June 22, 2017

A Western planetary researcher will lead a study under a contract awarded to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) by the Canadian Space Agency to explore using a leading-edge radar…

Top predators’ fear of human ‘super predator’ can impact entire ecosystems

June 21, 2017

Cougars and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but, according to a new study, the fear these top predators inspire may be matched by their own fear of the human…

From helpful to harmful: Western University researchers uncover MAIT cells’ dark side in toxic shock syndrome

June 20, 2017

A subpopulation of immune cells that normally fend off pathogens can turn against the host during certain infections, Western University researchers have revealed. The study, published in PLOS Biology was led…

Western neuroscientist’s book explores the borderlines of consciousness

June 20, 2017

Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen’s work has transformed how medical teams, families and philosophers understand the spaces between life and death for people in a vegetative state. And now Owen is…

Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide

June 19, 2017

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University, researchers have shown that probiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of pesticides. Honey bees…

Western opens innovative new home for Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

June 8, 2017

Western has officially opened the doors on its new nursing building, a state-of-the-art facility that combines the best of academic learning and clinical education. The Arthur Labatt Family School of…