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Olympic experts from Western University available for media commentary

July 23, 2012

As the world anticipates the start of London 2012 Summer Olympics this weekend, experts from Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) are available to media for commentary.

A “Kit” for increasing insulin production

July 17, 2012

Scientists from Western University and the Children’s Health Research Institute, an Institute within the Lawson Health Research Institute, have identified the critical role of a receptor called c-Kit in the development and function of insulin-producing beta cells, making it an exciting therapeutic target for the management of diabetes.

London’s premier research celebration to feature actor Alec Baldwin

July 9, 2012

Western University is pleased to announce that this year’s Leaders in Innovation Dinner will focus on spinal cord research, and feature award-winning actor, author and spinal cord research advocate Alec Baldwin.

Mammoth machine press arrives in London tomorrow

July 9, 2012

The all-important piece critical to the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composite Research (FPC) delivering groundbreaking advancements in the ever-growing field of composite materials will arrive in London.

Conference to explore natural bioactives for treating a wide range of diseases

July 6, 2012

An international conference in London will explore the latest research on ginseng, cumin and other medicinal herbs, and how they can be used to treat diseases such as diabetes, cancer, depression, and Parkinson’s.

MedQUEST: a unique learning experience for both medical and high school students

July 6, 2012

MedQUEST is a six-week summer elective that allows medical students from Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to both “catch babies” alongside physicians, and to share the experience with high school students using a life-like birthing simulator.

CSA astronaut to join Western planetary geologist on “moon” mission

June 28, 2012

In order to prepare Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen for future international missions to the Moon or Mars, he joins Western University planetary geologist Gordon “Oz” Osinski and his research team to the Canadian Arctic July 1-12 to investigate a possible new meteorite impact crater.

Western announces inaugural Schulich Leaders

June 22, 2012

Grace Wang and Gurleen Chahal have been named Western University’s recipients of inaugural Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Western University to celebrate landmark 300th convocation

June 21, 2012

Western University’s landmark 300th convocation features the installation of Joseph Rotman as the new chancellor as well as honorary degrees being bestowed upon four exceptional Canadians.

Dental graduate promotes oral health whether in rural Guatemala or rural Ontario

June 19, 2012

Dental graduate Kayleigh MacIntosh encourages total oral health in underserviced populations where access to care is limited.