Posts Tagged: schulich medicine & dentistry

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…

Early marijuana use associated with abnormal brain function, study reveals

October 5, 2016

In a new study, scientists in London, Ontario have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal…

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…

London researchers warn coffee could adversely affect blood pressure diagnosis and management

August 31, 2016

Researchers in London, Ontario have shown that your morning cup of coffee could be adversely affecting diagnosis and treatment for high blood pressure. The research team from Western University and…

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…

Western University to host See the Line August 10

August 3, 2016

Three years ago, 17 year-old Rowan Stringer’s life was cut short after suffering multiple hits to the head during high school rugby matches. Next week, world-class clinicians and researchers will…