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Western neuroscientists communicate with unresponsive patient after 12 years of “silence”

August 12, 2013

Researchers at Western University have furthered their game-changing neuroimaging techniques in communicating with patients believed to be in a vegetative state by connecting with an individual that has proved otherwise unresponsive for the past 12 years.

International conference explores effect of climate change on coldblooded insects

August 12, 2013

More than 80 researchers from around the world will visit London, Ontario as Western University hosts the fifth International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants (ISEPEP5).

Eric Lindros named Honorary Chair of collaborative initiative tackling concussions

August 1, 2013

Retired NHL great and former Canadian National Hockey Team member Eric Lindros is the 2013 Honorary Chair for “See the Line”, a new, collaborative initiative focused on concussion research, care and awareness.

Western hosts Indigenous youth from across Canada for Mini-University Program

July 30, 2013

Western University’s Indigenous Services is hosting its seventh annual Indigenous Youth Mini-University Summer Program this week.

Western-led ‘international beam team’ solves Martian meteorite age puzzle

July 24, 2013

A team led by Western University’s Desmond Moser has solved a Martian meteorite age puzzle that paints a much clearer picture of the Red Planet’s evolution that can now be compared to habitable Earth.

New Western study explores relationship between childhood development and poor sleep patterns

July 23, 2013

A research team from Western University is studying the specific neurological functions of sleep in children and the role sleep plays in behaviour and overall wellbeing, particularly in healthy development.

Dr. Salim Yusuf awarded 2013 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

July 23, 2013

The recipient of the 2013 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine is Dr. Salim Yusuf, an internationally renowned cardiologist and epidemiologist.

New Western study suggest winds of change may be blowing for wind turbines

July 22, 2013

A new study from Western University shows the winds of change may be blowing when it comes to operating large-scale turbines in rural Ontario.

Science education conference explores teaching (and learning) strategies for today’s PSE student

July 9, 2013

Post-secondary education science faculty are exchanging experiences and ideas this week at a game-changing, international conference hosted by Western University.

CIHR funding tops $8 million for Western University health research

July 8, 2013

Research that will expand our knowledge about cancer, pancreatic disease, hearing loss, and embryo health are among 13 research projects at Western University to receive over eight million dollars in operating funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).