Media Releases

‘Tiny clocks’ crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

May 26, 2017

Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from Western University and the University…

Lawson and Western researchers suggest walking and talking can be an early predictor of dementia

May 23, 2017

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an…

Western appoints Director of Sport and Recreation Services

May 15, 2017

Christine Stapleton, a proven leader in athletics at both the university and national sport level, was announced as Western University’s new Director of Sport and Recreation Services today. Stapleton comes…

Make an impact (crater) during free “cool science” day at Western

May 11, 2017

Build a rocket, control a RoboRoach, pan for gold, see the Sun’s glowing hot gas and shoot gummy bears from a slingshot – all in one afternoon. Londoners can fill…

Western and Library and Archives Canada partner to preserve Canada’s documentary heritage

May 11, 2017

Western University and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announced a partnership today that will see LAC working closely with researchers and students from Western’s Faculty of Media and Information Studies…

Western students unearth 150-year-old headstones at local cemetery

May 11, 2017

  Five Western students working on a tombstone archeology project at Woodland Cemetery have discovered as many as 60 stone markers, some dating back to Canada’s Confederation. “We knew the…

Smile, and the world thinks you’re older: study

May 9, 2017

Turn that frown upside-down? Not if you’re keen on looking younger, you shouldn’t. A new study shows that smiling can make you appear to be a year older than if you…

After tough times, pre-teens’ brains wired for rewards

May 4, 2017

Adversity leads pre-teens to be more impulsive by making their brains more sensitive to rewards, a new Western University study has found.     The study, entitled “Ventral striatal activity…

Simple blood tests lead to improved hypertension treatment in African countries

May 2, 2017

Using two simple blood tests, Western University researchers were able to drastically improve treatment for resistant hypertension across three sites in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The study, published online…

Stroke prevention among older Ontarians may also reduce risk of some dementias

May 1, 2017

Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy appears to be having an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. A new paper by researchers at…