Media Releases

Western researchers explore secret origin of déjà vu

August 10, 2012

Most people have been in a situation that suddenly feels strangely familiar, while also realizing that they have never been in that specific place before. These experiences are called ‘déjà vu’ and the phenomenon has inspired countless books, songs and movies.

Back to the Future: Students digitize archeological artifacts in 3-D

August 9, 2012

What’s (really) old is new again. Thanks to cutting-edge equipment and techniques, researchers and the public alike will soon have access to an ever-expanding database of virtual, 3-D archeological artifacts that tell the story of southern Ontario.

Research identifies a promising new therapeutic target for aggressive breast cancer

August 1, 2012

Scientists at Western University have identified a new therapeutic target for advanced breast cancer which has shown tremendous promise in mouse models.

Western researchers link Martian surface “oddities” with subsurfacewater and impact craters

July 26, 2012

Researchers from Western University have discovered further evidence linking subsurface volatiles, such as water or ice, to previously recognized (but thought to be rare) pits, which commonly arise on the floors of Martian impact craters.

Olympic experts from Western University available for media commentary

July 23, 2012

As the world anticipates the start of London 2012 Summer Olympics this weekend, experts from Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) are available to media for commentary.

A “Kit” for increasing insulin production

July 17, 2012

Scientists from Western University and the Children’s Health Research Institute, an Institute within the Lawson Health Research Institute, have identified the critical role of a receptor called c-Kit in the development and function of insulin-producing beta cells, making it an exciting therapeutic target for the management of diabetes.

London’s premier research celebration to feature actor Alec Baldwin

July 9, 2012

Western University is pleased to announce that this year’s Leaders in Innovation Dinner will focus on spinal cord research, and feature award-winning actor, author and spinal cord research advocate Alec Baldwin.

Mammoth machine press arrives in London tomorrow

July 9, 2012

The all-important piece critical to the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composite Research (FPC) delivering groundbreaking advancements in the ever-growing field of composite materials will arrive in London.

Conference to explore natural bioactives for treating a wide range of diseases

July 6, 2012

An international conference in London will explore the latest research on ginseng, cumin and other medicinal herbs, and how they can be used to treat diseases such as diabetes, cancer, depression, and Parkinson’s.

MedQUEST: a unique learning experience for both medical and high school students

July 6, 2012

MedQUEST is a six-week summer elective that allows medical students from Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to both “catch babies” alongside physicians, and to share the experience with high school students using a life-like birthing simulator.