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Human clinical trials of HIV/AIDS vaccine making steady progress

November 6, 2012

The first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus, developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The University of Western Ontario, has received approval by the FDA to start human clinical trials.

Western and Sumagen to release preliminary results from HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

November 5, 2012

Western University and Sumagen Canada will hold a briefing for media and London’s research community regarding preliminary results for the first-ever human applied clinical study (SAV CT 01) of the world’s only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H), which was initiated in March 2012.

Climate change causes unusual tree growth patterns in the Southern Hemisphere

November 1, 2012

New findings from an international research team led by Western University geography professor Brian Luckman, based on tree-ring patterns, show unusual patterns of tree growth in the Southern Hemisphere relating to recent changes in the atmospheric circulation.

New Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western opens as unique Canadian research facility

November 1, 2012

At the centre of the brand new Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western stands a larger-than-life materials press with a maximum clamping force of 2,500 tonnes.

Engineers Without Borders is smashing pumpkins to help smash poverty

October 31, 2012

Western University’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student club will host its 8th annual Pumpkin Drop on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. on UC Hill.

Trudeau visits Western to raise mental health issue awareness

October 24, 2012

Margaret Trudeau, Canada’s former First Lady and renowned advocate for mental health awareness, will speak at Western University on Thursday, November 1 as part of the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.

2012 Canada Gairdner Award winner to discuss how our biological clock ticks

October 19, 2012

Throughout October, the Gairdner Foundation welcomes the 2012 Canada Gairdner Award recipients to schools across Canada through its National Program lecture series celebrating biomedical science.

Western-led initiative unites scientists studying the future of Great Lakes Basin

October 15, 2012

A new initiative led by Western University scientist Irena Creed unites Canadian and American researchers and educators invested in bettering the future of water in the Great Lakes Basin.

Risk assessment and management explored at domestic violence and workplace conference

October 15, 2012

Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children is hosting a two-day conference this week, which features internationally recognized experts, authors and engaging speakers, who are passionate about providing essential knowledge and skills about domestic violence risk assessment and management that professionals can apply in workplaces.

Two new Canada Research Chairs named at Western – eight renewed

October 12, 2012

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced two new and eight renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) at Western University this morning at a special event in Toronto marking the kickoff to National Science and Technology Week.