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Mistaken-identity mushrooms: Western researchers re-classify common chanterelle

July 28, 2017

Some discoveries come from the stars —and some grow beneath our feet. Western University professor Greg Thorn has shaken the mycological world with not one but three discoveries about prized…

Western names Schulich Leader Scholars

July 24, 2017

Luke Ingratta and Joy Shah, two of the nation’s highest achieving secondary students, will begin their undergraduate studies at Western this fall as recipients of prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Launched…

Renowned MS researcher awarded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

July 17, 2017

Renowned MS researcher awarded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Western University’s Robarts Research Institute is pleased to announce that V. Wee Yong, PhD, is the recipient of…

Study suggests why seniors have trouble filtering ‘cocktail-party’ noise

July 10, 2017

Older people have difficulty attuning themselves to conversation in a noisy room — even when they’re trying hard to listen – because their brains have a tougher time tracking speech…

Bone anatomy shows one size doesn’t fit both

June 29, 2017

Patient health may be compromised, and health costs higher, when the same kind of stabilizing plate is used in a woman’s forearm as in a man’s after a bone break,…

Brace yourself for Asteroid Day at Western

June 29, 2017

On June 30, you can hold a meteorite in your hand, learn about the thrill and the threat of asteroids and observe the sun through a special solar telescope during…

Simple CT scanning procedure shows measuring blood flow can predict effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment

June 28, 2017

Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-centre…

World’s largest sleep study launches from Western’s Brain and Mind Institute

June 26, 2017

Renowned Western University neuroscientist Adrian Owen has launched the world’s largest sleep-and-cognition study to help researchers learn the effects on our brains of sleep and sleep deprivation. “Many of us…

Western appoints new Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

June 23, 2017

Western University announced today that Lynn Logan has been appointed Vice-President (Operations & Finance), effective June 22, 2017. Logan joined Western in 2006 and has served as the Associate Vice-President…

Sub-surface Mars scanner concept gets boost from Western University expertise

June 22, 2017

A Western planetary researcher will lead a study under a contract awarded to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) by the Canadian Space Agency to explore using a leading-edge radar…