Media Releases Archives: July 2019

New research facility allows researchers an unprecedented ability to investigate infectious pathogens like HIV

July 29, 2019

Today, the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation facility (ImPaKT) was officially opened at Western University. The research facility is unique in North America, housing a cutting-edge suite of imaging equipment…

Get a sneak peek of new cutting-edge infectious diseases facility

July 25, 2019

The Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation facility (ImPaKT) is unique in North America, housing a cutting-edge suite of imaging equipment within a high-level containment environment. The facility’s unique features allow…

Bright fireball event near Bancroft, Ont. may have dropped meteorites

July 24, 2019

A fireball as bright as the full moon was observed by the Western University All-Sky Camera Network across southern Ontario and Quebec 2:44 a.m. ET this morning (Wednesday, July 24)….

Western University develops first-of-its-kind task-based map of the human cerebellum

July 22, 2019

It is the second largest part in the human brain and contains more neurons than any other. Tucked under the back of the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum is often overlooked…

Group calls on international community to prevent dementia by preventing stroke

July 18, 2019

The risk factors for stroke and dementia are the same, and a growing body of evidence demonstrates that preventing stroke can also prevent some dementias. Now, a group of experts…

Apollo 11 and Canada ‘re-launch’ to the Moon this Saturday at Western University

July 16, 2019

Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 launched on a mission to the Moon. Five days later, on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface…

Western University to host more than 1,550 international guidance counsellors and admissions professionals for global conference

July 8, 2019

The International Association of College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) and Western University will host 1,565 representatives from around the world for an international education conference from July 9 to 12…

Researchers show how marijuana produces radically different effects in different individuals

July 5, 2019

How marijuana affects us may come down to the region of the brain it is acting on. Researchers at Western University have shown that different regions of the brain produce…