Posts Tagged: NSERC

Award-winning researcher develops “mini-suitcases” for more effective delivery of drugs, fertilizers

February 7, 2017

Medical researchers are making great strides as they design pharmaceuticals that attack a wide range of diseases. Plant researchers are finding ever more efficient ways to increase crop yields. But…

Western students ‘heading’ back to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 1, 2016

Planetary scientists have learned much about Mars from the various robotic missions that have landed on the Martian surface. However, rovers and landers can only carry a limited set of…

New Western-led research facility looks to protect our rivers

October 16, 2015

  Western University geography professor Adam Yates has developed a better way of understanding how actions on land affect life in our waterways. Yates and his colleagues have recently constructed…

Bone and Joint initiative gets ‘leg up’ from NSERC funding

May 20, 2015

Researchers at Western University’s Bone and Joint Institute looking to treat and even regenerate soft connective tissues like ligaments and cartilage received a major financial boost today as the interuniversity CONNECT training program was awarded $1.65 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative.

Western University researchers earn national NSERC awards

February 19, 2015

One unravels how young children learn math; the other has helped provide a solution to an impending isotope shortage that threatens medical diagnostics worldwide. Western University’s Daniel Ansari and Michael…

Canada’s aquatic ecosystems research gets boost from NSERC

February 13, 2013

Thanks to a funding boost of $4.4 million, the NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystems (CNAES) will play a key role in ensuring well-informed decisions are made when it comes to this country’s wetlands, lakes and rivers.

Western neuroscience study reveals new link between basic math skills and PSAT math success

January 3, 2013

New research from Western University provides brain imaging evidence that students well-versed in very basic single digit arithmetic (5+2=7 or 7-3=4) are better equipped to score higher on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).