Posts Tagged: Robarts Research Institute

Researchers identify specific neurons that distinguish between reality and imagination

June 1, 2017

New Western University research shows that neurons in the part of the brain found to be abnormal in psychosis are also important in helping people distinguish between reality and imagination….

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…

Western University joins global Brainhack movement

February 27, 2017

Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative and Robarts Research Institute will be hosting the inaugural Brainhack Western from March 2 – 4, 2017. The event will bring together dozens of researchers, students…

Alan Alda to get an up-close look at lung imaging research at Robarts Research Institute

November 3, 2016

Award-winning actor, writer and science communication advocate Alan Alda will get an insider’s look at the cutting-edge research at Robarts Research Institute that is helping to improve the lives of…

Western welcomes Alan Alda to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

September 14, 2016

Actor, writer, science advocate, and director are just a few of Alan Alda’s many job titles. On November 10, 2016 he will join scientists, researchers and community members for the…

Renowned asthma researchers awarded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

July 14, 2016

According to the Asthma Society of Canada, more than 2.5 million Canadians currently suffer from asthma, and asthma attacks are responsible for the largest number of childhood hospitalizations and lost…

New virtual reality ‘toolbox’ allows for cross-species brain testing

May 11, 2016

Neuroscientists at Western University have developed a new virtual reality ‘toolbox’ that can be used to build video games with a unique capacity for teaching and testing both humans and…