Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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….

Researchers discover why stress leads to increased seizures in epilepsy patients

June 14, 2016

For epilepsy patients, stress and anxiety can exacerbate their condition; increasing the frequency and severity of seizures. Until now, it was unclear why this happened and what could be done…

Expert available to discuss medical assistance in dying for persons with mental disorders

May 27, 2016

A newly published article written by Louis Charland from Western University’s renowned Rotman Institute of Philosophy and his collaborators warrants caution about proposals to explicitly allow in the new Canadian…

Technology delivers personalized treatment to patients with tremors

May 19, 2016

For patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm…