Posts Tagged: schulich medicine & dentistry

Researchers find gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis

May 2, 2018

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke….

Researchers identify brain mechanism linking PTSD and addiction

April 23, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that the recall of traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine, shedding light on the neurobiological link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and…

Using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control

April 4, 2018

Researchers at Western University and McMaster University are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma that is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for…

Research team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope

March 14, 2018

A team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies –…

This Valentine’s Day: Can the heart be mechanically replaced?

February 12, 2018

Western University Professor Shelley McKellar explores the history of artificial hearts in new book William Schroeder lived for 620 days after his diseased heart was removed from his chest and…

Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE and ALS

January 15, 2018

Researchers at Western University have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou…

Handover of anesthesia care associated with adverse patient outcomes: study

January 9, 2018

In the operating room, just before surgery begins the last face a patient sees and last voice they hear is that of the anesthesiologist. While surgeons rarely hand over care…

World-renowned researchers unravel mysteries of MS

November 13, 2017

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in 340 Canadians living with the disease. Currently, the exact cause of MS and…

New genetic marker uncovered for neurodevelopmental disorders

October 30, 2017

A team led by researchers at Western University have identified a previously unidentified genetic mutation that leads to intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, providing answers to a group of…

Indigenous health care leaders meet in London to share successes in diabetes care and prevention

October 25, 2017

Health care and community leaders from over a dozen Indigenous communities across the country have gathered in London this week to launch a national roll-out of strategies for diabetes prevention…