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Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

January 17, 2020

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen’s University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on…

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After stroke, both women and men are significantly more likely to suffer dangerous heart complications

January 15, 2020

**La versión en español sigue** New research from Western University has shown that both women and men are significantly more likely to have a heart attack or another major cardiovascular…

Memorial set to honour Flight PS752 victims

January 14, 2020

Western President Alan Shepard sent the following invitation to the community today regarding a memorial service honouring the four Western students aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752. *   *   * Following…

Junior Astronauts touching down at H.B. Beal

January 13, 2020

The Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronauts initiative was launched last year with a goal to engage elementary and secondary school students and get them excited about the cosmos by showcasing…

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Internationally renowned surgeon Dr. John Yoo named Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dean

January 6, 2020

Dr. John Yoo has been named Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Andrew Hrymak announced today. Dr. Yoo has an international…

Neuroscience controversy resolved: The hippocampus is not just a GPS

January 2, 2020

It’s a controversy that goes back to a Nobel Prize winning idea that there is a specific part of our brain that acts as our Global Positioning System (GPS), responsible…

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Behavioural research gets boost with first open-access database

December 18, 2019

Neuroscience researchers at Western University have developed the first open-access repository for raw data from mouse cognitive testing. Called MouseBytes, the database gives researchers a platform to share rodent cognition…

Olympic expert available to comment on WADA banning Russia from 2020 Games

December 9, 2019

With the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling today that Russia is banned from the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the director of Western University’s International Centre for…


UPDATED: New tech allows Western neuroscientists to study virtual reality through sound

December 2, 2019

When exploring virtual reality, most consider the simulation as a visual experience. New technology at Western University will allow neuroscientists and audiologists to investigate simulated spaces through sound. Ingrid Johnsrude,…

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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry establishes new Office of Military Academic Medicine

December 2, 2019

With the aim of becoming a world leader in military medicine, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University today announced the establishment of the Office of Military…

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Patrick Hickey named 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western University history

November 27, 2019

Western University alumnus Patrick Hickey has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 11 Canadian students to earn the esteemed award this year, Rhodes Trust officials…

Big brass sets festive tone for launch of 20th Business Cares Food Drive

November 27, 2019

Celebrating the launch of London’s 20th annual Business Cares Food Drive, tuba players from Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music will kick things off with a festive performance at…

Major gift to transform emerging field at Western

November 20, 2019

A major gift by a long-time Western University supporter will be announced Thursday, November 21. The donor will be in attendance and available for interviews, as will university officials, researchers…

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Western-led research team extends life of rechargeable batteries

November 18, 2019

London, ON – Researchers from Western University, using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, found that adding a carbon-based layer to lithium-ion rechargeable batteries extends their…

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