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New study of twins shows that loneliness is genetic but not necessarily hard-wired

January 17, 2019

A new Western University study of more than 750 pairs of adult twins shows that loneliness, for some, is more than just a feeling. It’s actually part of a person’s…

Leveraging technology to diagnose psychiatric disorders

January 15, 2019

Psychiatric disorders are often difficult to diagnose. As research advances, we are learning there are multiple subtypes of illness that differ in symptoms and treatment needs, making classification even harder….

Western University-led team selected by Canadian Space Agency to study Mars minerals

January 15, 2019

Western University-led team selected by Canadian Space Agency to study Mars minerals “Planetary Instrument Concept Study” to develop a “Miniaturized In-situ X-Ray Diffractometer for Mineralogical Characterization of Planetary Surfaces (ISXRD)”…

Expert available to comment on formal investigation of head of Japan’s Olympic Committee

January 11, 2019

With news breaking that the head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo, Michael Heine,…

Women with complications after pelvic mesh implants at increased risk of depression and suicide

January 9, 2019

Women who require more surgery for complications after a mesh-based sling procedure have an increased risk of depression and self-harm behaviour, according to a new study by researchers at ICES….

Northern Tornadoes Project launches most comprehensive analysis ever in Canada

January 9, 2019

A unique, Western University-led project to discover and decode tornadoes in remote Northern Ontario has spun into a nationwide mission to identify every Canadian tornado in 2019. The Northern Tornadoes…

MRI technique shows unique signatures of concussion in rugby players

December 19, 2018

*** Zie hieronder de Nederlandse versie (See the Dutch version below) Using MRI to study the brains of young female athletes has helped researchers develop an objective way to monitor…

Inclusive primary care improves people’s health, finds UBC-Western study

December 17, 2018

Respectful, inclusive practices in primary care clinics can significantly improve the health of low-income, marginalized people who may have previously experienced trauma or discrimination in society, says a new study…

Clinical trial shows benefit of meditation for treating late-life depression

December 14, 2018

A new research study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University found that a particular type of meditation can be implemented easily and effectively as a therapy to treat…

Western planetary scientists assist in capturing first full-colour image of NASA InSight using HiRISE space camera

December 13, 2018

Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing – for the first-time ever – extraordinary and highly significant scientific images of the NASA InSight robotic lander using…