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Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London

January 31, 2020

WESTERN UNIVERSITY | MIDDLESEX-LONDON HEALTH UNIT   Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London   This afternoon, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced the Province’s third confirmed case of…

International study investigates near death experiences using data from text mining

January 30, 2020

A new study using text mining and artificial intelligence from Western University and University of Liège (Belgium) provides quantitative scientific proof that most people respond positively to near death experiences…

Local exhibition Marks 100 Years of Nursing Education in London

January 30, 2020

This year, Western University is celebrating a century of nursing education. To mark the milestone, Museum London has pulled from its extensive artifact collection, borrowed from other community archives and…

Controlled-release opioid may be leading to heart infections in persons who inject drugs

January 23, 2020

A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that injection drug users prescribed controlled-release hydromorphone are three times more likely to develop endocarditis, a serious…

Research points to early detection for Alzheimer’s disease

January 20, 2020

Researchers at Western University are looking at both brain metabolism and brain structure to pinpoint early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. By looking specifically at an area of the brain responsible…

Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

January 17, 2020

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen’s University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on…

New study shows exercise boosts working memory like caffeine

January 16, 2020

An innovative lab at Western University known for promoting exercise as a way to reduce tobacco cravings has translated their research and found that brisk walks – as short as…

After stroke, both women and men are significantly more likely to suffer dangerous heart complications

January 15, 2020

**La versión en español sigue** New research from Western University has shown that both women and men are significantly more likely to have a heart attack or another major cardiovascular…

Memorial set to honour Flight PS752 victims

January 14, 2020

Western President Alan Shepard sent the following invitation to the community today regarding a memorial service honouring the four Western students aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752. *   *   * Following…

Junior Astronauts touching down at H.B. Beal

January 13, 2020

The Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronauts initiative was launched last year with a goal to engage elementary and secondary school students and get them excited about the cosmos by showcasing…