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Western students unearth 150-year-old headstones at local cemetery

May 11, 2017

  Five Western students working on a tombstone archeology project at Woodland Cemetery have discovered as many as 60 stone markers, some dating back to Canada’s Confederation. “We knew the…

Smile, and the world thinks you’re older: study

May 9, 2017

Turn that frown upside-down? Not if you’re keen on looking younger, you shouldn’t. A new study shows that smiling can make you appear to be a year older than if you…

After tough times, pre-teens’ brains wired for rewards

May 4, 2017

Adversity leads pre-teens to be more impulsive by making their brains more sensitive to rewards, a new Western University study has found.     The study, entitled “Ventral striatal activity…

Simple blood tests lead to improved hypertension treatment in African countries

May 2, 2017

Using two simple blood tests, Western University researchers were able to drastically improve treatment for resistant hypertension across three sites in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The study, published online…

Stroke prevention among older Ontarians may also reduce risk of some dementias

May 1, 2017

Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy appears to be having an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. A new paper by researchers at…

Three Western students name Martian craters

April 28, 2017

Not just anybody can name a crater. But if you are keenly interested in studying these planetary potholes, it’s easier than you might think, say three Western students who now…

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser joins See the Line this summer

April 26, 2017

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser is adding her voice to the conversation about concussion in sport as part of See the Line at Western University on August 16. Hosted by Western’s Schulich…

The fast and the crashed: study shows collisions five times more likely for street racers

April 25, 2017

Ontarians who have street-raced at least once in the past year are five times more likely than other drivers to have crashed their vehicle at some point during those 12…

London to become North American leader in 3D printing for medical and surgical solutions

April 21, 2017

The London Medical Network (LMN), today announced a $6.8 million partnership with Western University and Renishaw PLC to establish a new research, development and commercialization centre that will focus on…

Western University named among Canada’s greenest employers

April 21, 2017

Western University has been named one of the 2017 winners of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition. The annual award is organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and acknowledges workplaces…