Media Releases

Research team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope

March 14, 2018

A team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies –…

New study shows that cigarette enjoyment isn’t enhanced during exercise-aided quit attempt

March 14, 2018

A new holistic study from Western University confirms that exercise is an excellent ‘gateway’ behaviour for setting a smoker up both mentally and physically to quit the highly-addictive habit and…

Paralympic expert available to media to comment on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

March 8, 2018

On the eve of the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games, Laura Misener, Acting Director of Western University’s School of Kinesiology, is available to discuss the social impact of sports and major…

New wearable tech from Western may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s

March 2, 2018

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in…

Early psychosis programs significantly reduce patient mortality, study finds

March 2, 2018

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) have found that specialized programs for early psychosis can substantially…

Largest ever investment in fundamental science research welcomed by Western University

February 28, 2018

Western University commends the Canadian government for delivering the largest investment ever in fundamental science research as part of the 2018 federal budget. In Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle…

Top scientists headline conference with goal of inspiring young women in STEM

February 27, 2018

Emily Lalone is a rising star at Western University and the lifelong mobility expert will share her personal journey of academic excellence and her latest biomedicine and imaging discoveries as…

Major media coverage for International Centre for Olympic Studies

February 26, 2018

Michael Heine, Director of Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies, was an influential voice over the past few weeks as a nation celebrated Canada’s success at the Winter Olympics in…

Persistent firefighters’ injuries make them ‘working wounded’

February 16, 2018

The longer a firefighter’s career, the greater the chances of suffering from persistent neck, back and limb pain, research co-authored at Western University shows. Fully 70 per cent of all…

This Valentine’s Day: Can the heart be mechanically replaced?

February 12, 2018

Western University Professor Shelley McKellar explores the history of artificial hearts in new book William Schroeder lived for 620 days after his diseased heart was removed from his chest and…