Posts Tagged: Robarts

Scientists use ‘molecular-Lego’ to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level

December 12, 2016

A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9. Their study, published today in the Proceedings…

Western University’s ‘See the Line’ aims to shift the culture around concussion in sport

August 10, 2016

It was the belief that she could shake it off and get back in the game that ended 17-year-old Rowan Stringer’s life. She died after being hit in the head…

Printing the way to better health care for people living with arthritis

February 17, 2016

One Western University researcher is using the only 3-D metal printer in Canada to revolutionize the face of health care. On February 25, 2016, David Holdsworth, PhD, will be in…

New Western study suggests arthroscopic knee surgery not cost-effective compared to other ‘non-operative’ treatments

January 20, 2016

It’s been nearly a decade since Western University researchers reported that arthroscopic knee surgery provides no additional benefit compared to optimized physical and medical therapy among sufferers of osteoarthritis (OA)…

Western University experts available to discuss Alzheimer’s disease research during Alzheimer’s awareness month

January 20, 2016

Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are at the forefront of research into Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s – a number…

Western University experts available to discuss concussions

December 11, 2015

On December 10, the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee Act (Rowan’s Law), Bill 149, moved one step closer to becoming law in Ontario. Rowan’s Law is named after Rowan Stringer, an…

Martin Short to tour cancer imaging facilities at Robarts Research Institute

November 10, 2015

Celebrated Canadian actor Martin Short has won fans and accolades in television, film and theatre since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live almost 30 years ago. On November 18,…

New rapid-test for E. coli 0157 may prevent contaminated food from reaching grocery store shelves

November 10, 2015

Scientists at Western University have developed new technology that has the potential to drastically improve food safety. Dr. Michael Rieder and his team have created a new rapid-test system to…

New study shows touch works independently of vision in object identification

October 7, 2015

A study published by The Journal of Neuroscience challenges the more traditional scientific belief that using touch to recognize objects depends on visual circuitry in the human brain. The idea…

Carotid stenosis is not a ‘ticking time bomb’ according to Western researcher

September 21, 2015

Western University’s Dr. David Spence and a team of researchers have determined that preventing occlusion (blockage) of a carotid artery may not be a valid reason for surgical intervention in…