Posts Tagged: schulich medicine & dentistry

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…

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser joins See the Line this summer

April 26, 2017

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser is adding her voice to the conversation about concussion in sport as part of See the Line at Western University on August 16. Hosted by Western’s Schulich…

Bringing the ‘magic’ of ultrasound to rural Uganda to reduce pregnancy complications

April 20, 2017

In a collaborative study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson), Western University, Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, and Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO), a team of researchers found that radio…

Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

April 11, 2017

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they’ll startle significantly less; by the third time, they’ll barely startle at…

London researchers enrol first Canadian patients in trial of tissue implant using patients’ own cartilage cells

March 31, 2017

Dr. Alan Getgood and his team at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are the first in Canada to participate in an investigative trial to determine the safety and…

Genetic testing rates for ovarian cancer low across Ontario

March 29, 2017

Genetic testing rates for ovarian cancer low across Ontario Less than seven per cent of Ontario women with the most common type of ovarian cancer were seen for genetics consultation…

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 brings dentistry simulation training to the next level

November 25, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will officially open its new state-of-the-art Dentistry Simulation Laboratory. This newly-renovated space features more than 5,000 square feet…

New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol

October 20, 2016

A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population. Using next-generation…

Western’s Public Health Program becomes first in Ontario to be CEPH accredited

October 20, 2016

Western University’s Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health has received accreditation for five years from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), making it the first program in the…