Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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….

Lawson and Western researchers suggest walking and talking can be an early predictor of dementia

May 23, 2017

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an…

Medical students use teddy bears to teach kids about medicine

April 3, 2017

Using teddy bears as patients, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry medical students will help teach elementary school children about health and medicine this week. As part of…

Western virologist hopes to test vaccine on 600 HIV-negative subjects next fall

December 1, 2016

An HIV vaccine (SAV001) developed at Western University can now move on to Phase II human clinical trials. Plans are underway to test it in 600 HIV-negative subjects across North…

Western and Lawson scientists develop game-changing blood test for concussions

November 7, 2016

Scientists from Children’s Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent…

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…

International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also ‘wimpiest’

October 13, 2016

An international study 15 years in the making has shown that it’s ‘survival of the wimpiest’ among subtypes and strains when it comes to understanding the spread of HIV/AIDS around…

Panel addresses most pressing questions about medical assistance in dying at public forum

September 19, 2016

With the much-debated assisted-dying bill C-14 now law, Western University is inviting community members to attend a lecture and panel discussion which will address the ethical, legal and health care…

New medical technology from Western drives Precision Proteomics launch

September 7, 2016

TORONTO, Ontario – Precision Proteomics, a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company commercializing a novel precision medicine platform, announced its launch today. The company will focus on accelerating the development of novel…

Research identifies unique needs of youth in the mental health treatment process

July 5, 2016

The importance of youth-focused mental health programs in our communities has come sharply into focus over the last several months after the recent cluster of youth suicides in Woodstock, Ontario….