Media Releases Archives: December 2013

Multi-million dollar announcement to advance research in London

December 12, 2013

Please join the Honourable Deb Matthews, MPP London North Centre, for the announcement of the 2013 Ontario Research Fund grants coming to Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute.

New research from Western shows exercise may help pregnant women quit smoking

December 12, 2013

New research from Western University shows that pregnant women wishing to quit smoking should exercise and just 15 to 20 minutes of walking is enough to stave off most tobacco cravings.

Western celebrates extraordinary alumna with the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity

December 10, 2013

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2013, recognized as a “master of the contemporary short story.” In celebration of this extraordinary honour, Western University today announced the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity.

New findings mean more flexibility in the delivery of timely health care

December 9, 2013

A new mathematical finding by an international research team provides the health care system with a more balanced approach to how patients are selected for treatment, which will consequently decrease wait times. Led by Western University’s David Stanford, the tri-national team includes Peter Taylor from the University of Melbourne and Ilze Ziedins from the University of Auckland.

Possible LTC delays starting Monday for Western community

December 6, 2013

Western University is notifying community members of possible delays to London Transit Commission (LTC) service, beginning Monday (December 9) morning.

South Africa expert available to comment on death of Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013

An expert in international development, who specializes in South Africa, from Western University is available to comment about the death of Nelson Mandela, who passed away earlier today at the age of 95.

Western and CLC launch first ever nation-wide workplace survey on domestic violence

December 4, 2013

Western University researchers, in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will launch a national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces, the first-ever survey of its kind in Canada.

New target identified for preventing bone destruction in diseases such as arthritis and cancer

December 4, 2013

A paper published in the December 6 issue of The Journal of Biological Chemistry announces the characterization of a new potent and selective PI3Kd inhibitor, GS-9820.

Faculty of Health Sciences alumna named Western’s 22nd Rhodes Scholar

December 3, 2013

Western alumna Saumya Krishna, BHSc’13 & Scholar’s Electives, has been named among 11 Canadian members of the 2014 class of Rhodes Scholars. With 83 new members from around the world named this year, Rhodes is the world’s pre-eminent graduate student award, offering two years of all-expenses-paid postgraduate study at Oxford University.

Neurofeedback tunes key brain networks, improving subjective well-being in PTSD

December 3, 2013

Pioneering research conducted at Western University (London, Canada) points to a promising avenue for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): utilising neurofeedback training to alter the plasticity of brain networks linked to the condition.