Posts Tagged: research

Understanding how chemical changes in the brain affect Alzheimer’s disease

June 22, 2016

A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an…

Researchers discover why stress leads to increased seizures in epilepsy patients

June 14, 2016

For epilepsy patients, stress and anxiety can exacerbate their condition; increasing the frequency and severity of seizures. Until now, it was unclear why this happened and what could be done…

Western University researcher receives $8.9 million project funding to reduce infant and maternal mortality

May 24, 2016

Western University researcher, David Cechetto, PhD, is training front line health care workers in Rwanda and Burundi to treat the most common causes of infant and maternal mortality. David Cechetto,…

Technology delivers personalized treatment to patients with tremors

May 19, 2016

For patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm…

Chemical in marijuana shows promise in treating schizophrenia

May 3, 2016

According to new research at Western University, marijuana is the ultimate contradiction; at least when it comes to schizophrenia. This first-of-its-kind study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrates that…

Innovation meets commercialization in new competition

October 28, 2015

Medically inducing hypothermia in a patient has been shown to prevent further brain injury following stroke, brain trauma or cardiac arrest but the process also cools the entire body potentially…

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…

‘Raving For Introverts’ drops the beat at Western’s annual Music Research Showcase

October 15, 2015

Western University’s Jay Hodgson is developing technology that allows people to compose banging techno music simply by moving their bodies to the beat. A Musicology and Popular Music professor at…

International study shows ‘less happy’ new parents end up having smaller families

August 6, 2015

A new study by Western University and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) shows couples who feel ‘less happy’ in the year following the birth of their first child, have a lower probability of having another. The trend is especially strong for mothers and fathers who are well educated and older.