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Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

January 17, 2020

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen’s University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on…

New study shows exercise boosts working memory like caffeine

January 16, 2020

An innovative lab at Western University known for promoting exercise as a way to reduce tobacco cravings has translated their research and found that brisk walks – as short as…

After stroke, both women and men are significantly more likely to suffer dangerous heart complications

January 15, 2020

**La versión en español sigue** New research from Western University has shown that both women and men are significantly more likely to have a heart attack or another major cardiovascular…

Memorial set to honour Flight PS752 victims

January 14, 2020

Western President Alan Shepard sent the following invitation to the community today regarding a memorial service honouring the four Western students aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752. *   *   * Following…

Junior Astronauts touching down at H.B. Beal

January 13, 2020

The Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronauts initiative was launched last year with a goal to engage elementary and secondary school students and get them excited about the cosmos by showcasing…

Internationally renowned surgeon Dr. John Yoo named Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dean

January 6, 2020

Dr. John Yoo has been named Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Andrew Hrymak announced today. Dr. Yoo has an international…

Neuroscience controversy resolved: The hippocampus is not just a GPS

January 2, 2020

It’s a controversy that goes back to a Nobel Prize winning idea that there is a specific part of our brain that acts as our Global Positioning System (GPS), responsible…

Behavioural research gets boost with first open-access database

December 18, 2019

Neuroscience researchers at Western University have developed the first open-access repository for raw data from mouse cognitive testing. Called MouseBytes, the database gives researchers a platform to share rodent cognition…

Olympic expert available to comment on WADA banning Russia from 2020 Games

December 9, 2019

With the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling today that Russia is banned from the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the director of Western University’s International Centre for…

Lung images of twins with asthma add to understanding of the disease

December 4, 2019

Two lung imaging studies from Western University, including one performed in non-identical twin patients with life-long asthma, have shown that airway defects in the lungs of asthmatic patients are like…