Media Releases Archives: July 2013

Western hosts Indigenous youth from across Canada for Mini-University Program

July 30, 2013

Western University’s Indigenous Services is hosting its seventh annual Indigenous Youth Mini-University Summer Program this week.

Western-led ‘international beam team’ solves Martian meteorite age puzzle

July 24, 2013

A team led by Western University’s Desmond Moser has solved a Martian meteorite age puzzle that paints a much clearer picture of the Red Planet’s evolution that can now be compared to habitable Earth.

New Western study explores relationship between childhood development and poor sleep patterns

July 23, 2013

A research team from Western University is studying the specific neurological functions of sleep in children and the role sleep plays in behaviour and overall wellbeing, particularly in healthy development.

Dr. Salim Yusuf awarded 2013 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

July 23, 2013

The recipient of the 2013 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine is Dr. Salim Yusuf, an internationally renowned cardiologist and epidemiologist.

New Western study suggest winds of change may be blowing for wind turbines

July 22, 2013

A new study from Western University shows the winds of change may be blowing when it comes to operating large-scale turbines in rural Ontario.

Science education conference explores teaching (and learning) strategies for today’s PSE student

July 9, 2013

Post-secondary education science faculty are exchanging experiences and ideas this week at a game-changing, international conference hosted by Western University.

CIHR funding tops $8 million for Western University health research

July 8, 2013

Research that will expand our knowledge about cancer, pancreatic disease, hearing loss, and embryo health are among 13 research projects at Western University to receive over eight million dollars in operating funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

New Western research reveals alcohol impairs humans’ ability to override their “autopilot”

July 5, 2013

Researchers from Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) has revealed that alcohol definitively impairs the human ability to override impulse or snap decisions that are natural responses to rapidly evolving situations.

MedQUEST alumni pay it forward to help a new generation explore health careers

July 5, 2013

The MedQUEST Health Career Exploration Program which runs from July 8-12, provides secondary school students in rural and regional Southwestern Ontario with realistic, hands-on experiences in health care.

Bacteria communicate to help each other resist antibiotics

July 4, 2013

New research from Western University unravels a novel means of communication that allows bacteria such as Burkholderia cenocepacia (B. cenocepacia) to resist antibiotic treatment.