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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 –…

Canada-wide study investigates 662 victims of domestic homicide since 2010

September 25, 2019

There have been at least 662 victims of domestic homicide in Canada since 2010 and the numbers continue to rise. On average, that’s well over 70 victims per year, according…

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Commonly used drug for Alzheimer’s disease increases risk of hospitalization for muscle breakdown

September 19, 2019

A new study has found that a drug commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias — donepezil — is associated with a two-fold higher risk of…

Western to honour Olympians, innovators and inspirations at 314th Convocation

September 17, 2019

Seven distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 314th Convocation this fall. The ceremonies, featuring addresses by the honorary degree recipients, are scheduled for the following…

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Western political experts available to speak about federal election

September 11, 2019

With the campaign for the 43rd Canadian federal election set to begin, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Robert (Bob) Andersen, Dean,…

Western students return to London for fall term

August 30, 2019

Western University will welcome approximately 31,000 students to London as Orientation Week and the 2019 fall term begins. A full schedule of O-Week activities has been designed for 5,300 first-year…

Western campus traffic disruptions first week of September

August 28, 2019

Drivers using roads on Western’s campus throughout the first week of September are being asked to take note of traffic disruptions and to expect delays. With thousands of students back…

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Left- and right-handers share similarities in the brain when it comes to numbers

August 27, 2019

Left- and right-handers may write with different hands, but the brain processes numbers the same way for both. This is according to a new study from Western University. In a…

Changes to medical school admission process puts more focus on experiences and values

August 26, 2019

This year’s incoming medicine class at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is the first to have been selected through the initial phase of changes to the medical…

Western students named among 2019 Schulich Leaders

August 22, 2019

Liam Israels and Katie Brown, two of the nation’s highest achieving secondary students, will begin their undergraduate studies at Western this fall as recipients of Schulich Leaders Scholarships. Launched in…

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