Media Releases Archives: October 2019

Western-led youth advisory council calls to prohibit vaping in schools

October 17, 2019

London’s youth are troubled by the rising prevalence of vaping in public schools and are calling on local, provincial and federal governments to do something about it. The HEAL Youth…

New study advances quest to better understand consciousness

October 10, 2019

In his landmark 2006 study, Western University’s renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his collaborators showed for the first time ever that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients…

Western to officially launch Institute for Earth and Space Exploration

October 4, 2019

Western University’s new Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) works towards two long-term objectives: Launching Western into Space and Bringing Space Down to Earth. At a special event…

Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome

October 4, 2019

Researchers at Western University have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on…

Root social causes of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) explored at Western-led event

October 3, 2019

The Learning Network at Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) is holding a Knowledge Exchange to address how oppressions shape diverse experiences…