Media Releases Archives: October 2017

New genetic marker uncovered for neurodevelopmental disorders

October 30, 2017

A team led by researchers at Western University have identified a previously unidentified genetic mutation that leads to intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, providing answers to a group of…

Take a ‘boo’ at the moon during Western Observatory event Saturday

October 26, 2017

Days before trick-or-treaters go door to door, space buffs in Southwestern Ontario will be treated to an opportunity to take a boo at the moon. Search for  aliens and zombies…

Post-concussion brain changes persist even after pre-teen hockey players return to play

October 25, 2017

Young hockey players who have suffered concussions may still show changes in the white matter of the brain months after being cleared to return to play, researchers at Western University…

Indigenous health care leaders meet in London to share successes in diabetes care and prevention

October 25, 2017

Health care and community leaders from over a dozen Indigenous communities across the country have gathered in London this week to launch a national roll-out of strategies for diabetes prevention…

Study investigates effects of domestic violence on workplaces – by asking perpetrators

October 24, 2017

Researchers at the Western University and the University of Toronto released a new study today, taking an unconventional approach to understanding the significant effects of domestic violence in the workplace….

New child and youth clinic in London fills big gap in mental health services for kids

October 24, 2017

The new Child and Youth Development Clinic at Western University is hoping to brighten the picture for area kids and their families who need mental health services. The only interdisciplinary…

Convocation celebrates graduates, luminaries

October 23, 2017

Western’s 310th Convocation takes place during three days this week, with 2,600 eligible graduates and with honorary degrees awarded to six outstanding women and men from across the globe. This…

‘Time in a bottle’: Labatt virtual exhibit at Western offers a public taste of Canadiana

October 23, 2017

One of the world’s most significant corporate archival collections has now become among the most accessible and dynamic, with digitization that offers new public glimpses into 170 years of history…

Exploring global health and pseudoscience with distinguished alumni at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

October 18, 2017

Join world-renowned physicians and scientists at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as they talk through two of the hottest health topics of our time: the global spread…

Researchers identify and examine risk factors for domestic homicide 

October 17, 2017

Eighty per cent of domestic homicides are preceded by at least seven risk factors that were known to someone close to them, says new national research co-led by Western experts….