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How the brain is folded provides researchers with an accurate marker to predict psychosis in high-risk patients

April 25, 2018

By using images of the brain to look at how its outer surface is folded on itself, researchers can predict which high-risk patients will develop psychosis with more than 80…

Western tornado study uncovers historic tornado outbreak in southern Québec in 2017

April 25, 2018

Following an extensive ground and aerial survey led by wind engineering experts at Western University, it has been determined that the tornado outbreak of June 18th, 2017 in southern Québec…

Researchers identify brain mechanism linking PTSD and addiction

April 23, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that the recall of traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine, shedding light on the neurobiological link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and…

Western University and Graduate Teaching Assistants reach tentative agreement

April 20, 2018

Western and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 610, representing Graduate Teaching Assistants, have reached a tentative deal which the negotiating teams have jointly agreed to recommend to their…

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wharncliffe Road closed on Saturday, April 28th

April 19, 2018

Western University students, faculty and staff are being advised of a construction project that will be disrupting normal traffic flow on Saturday, April 28th from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m….

London Brain Bee 2018 encourages next generation of neuroscientists

April 17, 2018

Western University has long been internationally recognized for its excellence in neuroscience research. From developing and advancing innovative imaging technology to deciphering the neural basis for cognitive functions, Western cultivates…

Mercury linked to ‘dramatic’ decline of migratory songbirds in North America

April 12, 2018

New findings from Western University support the scientific opinion that mercury is one of the determining factors for the dramatic declines of many migratory songbird populations across North America. In…

Western to unveil new $47 million interdisciplinary research facility

April 12, 2018

Western University will officially open the newly constructed Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. The $47 million state-of-the-art research facility will house Western’s Brain…

Western bio-archeologist analyzes oldest human fossil found outside Africa and Levant

April 11, 2018

Scientists have discovered an ancient bone in Saudi Arabia, dating back to 90,000 years ago. The relic is the oldest human (Homo sapiens) fossil to have been found outside of…

Western to honour global science, business, entertainment and sport leaders at 311th Convocation

April 10, 2018

Seventeen distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 311th Convocation this spring. The ceremonies, featuring addresses by the honorary degree recipients, are scheduled for the following…