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Western’s 2019 International Week to highlight climate change, immigration, and global partnerships

November 12, 2019

International Week at Western in November 11 to 15 – a chance to celebrate diversity, highlight international learning opportunities, explore global partnerships, and learn about international research. The annual themed…

Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

November 9, 2019

One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant….

New study shows menstrual cycles have no effect on cognitive benefits of exercise

November 5, 2019

The majority of exercise neuroscience studies (64 per cent) have not included female participants due to the frequently held belief that hormonal fluctuations – linked to menstrual cycles – may…

Community-driven project improves patient outcomes for diabetes in Indigenous communities

November 4, 2019

A Western University based project has led to significant improvements in health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Indigenous communities across Canada. The FORGE AHEAD project was launched in…

Physician opioid prescribing significantly increases risk of addiction

October 31, 2019

Researchers at Western University and ICES Western have shown that men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery were at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use…

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Using probiotics to protect honey bees against fatal disease

October 30, 2019

Probiotics, beneficial microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans, are now being used by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute scientists to save honey bee colonies from…

UWOFA and Western University reach new tentative agreement

October 28, 2019

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit and Western University are pleased to announce they have reached a new tentative agreement. “This positive outcome…

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John and Melinda Thompson help Western advance the future of engineering leadership and innovation

October 28, 2019

Western University is poised to help revolutionize engineering education, thanks to the launch of the John M. Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership and Innovation. The Thompson Centre will help engineering…

Western-led youth advisory council calls to prohibit vaping in schools

October 17, 2019

London’s youth are troubled by the rising prevalence of vaping in public schools and are calling on local, provincial and federal governments to do something about it. The HEAL Youth…

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Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome

October 4, 2019

Researchers at Western University have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on…

Root social causes of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) explored at Western-led event

October 3, 2019

The Learning Network at Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) is holding a Knowledge Exchange to address how oppressions shape diverse experiences…

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Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC

September 30, 2019

Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the…

Campus traffic disruptions and bridge closure: September 28

September 26, 2019

Western supports the University Students’ Council’s (USC) programming called Purple Fest. The event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in TD Stadium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and…

$1-million gift helps Western advance the future of dentistry

September 26, 2019

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be able to enhance the learning experience for students and alumni alike, thanks to a significant $1-million gift from dentalcorp –…

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