Media Releases Archives: April 2012

New study shows “undecideds” not impartial

April 30, 2012

New research by a team of psychologists from Canada, Italy and Switzerland shows that undecideds are not impartial, but instead reveal a preference for information that confirms their gut reactions.

International conference in London aims to improve global health

April 26, 2012

Ecohealth is just one of the themes being tackled in a conference being held by Western University’s Office of Global Health at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Western astrophysicist uncovers possible secret origin of brown dwarfs

April 25, 2012

Western University’s Shantanu Basu and University of Vienna’s Eduard Vorobyov present a new model of brown dwarf formation that unites the best parts of existing theories and has far-reaching implications for understanding the population of low mass objects in the universe.

Western neuroscientist seeks better understanding of newborn brains

April 24, 2012

Thanks in part to a prestigious grant from the Canadian government’s Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program, a team led by a neuroscientist from Western University is looking to better understand brain injury in newborn children.

Western University dental students sharing smiles with people with special needs

April 19, 2012

Dental practitioners, students, faculty and staff from Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are partnering with Community Living London and the organization Oral Health, Total Health (OHTH) for the third annual Sharing Smiles Day.

IBM contributes record $65 million to Western

April 18, 2012

IBM is contributing a landmark $65 million of computers and software to Western University

Western to honour international players at 299th convocation

April 12, 2012

Fourteen distinguished individuals will receive their honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 299th Convocation this June.

Western neuroscientist wins Grammy award

April 12, 2012

Jessica Grahn, a neuroscientist at Western University, has been awarded a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation® for her ongoing research in studying how the brain senses and reacts to music.

Western on cloud nine with IBM, government partnership

April 10, 2012

Western University announced the formation of a new Ontario-based multi-million dollar research and development computing network today with its partners, the Governments of Canada and Ontario, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Toronto.

More children’s deaths reported from codeine aftertonsillectomy

April 9, 2012

Researchers at Western University are sounding an alarm over the danger of giving children pain-killers containing codeine following a tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).