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New BrainsCAN study suggests reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control

February 26, 2019

In a review published today in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers explore the age-old chicken-or-the-egg conundrum but this time looking at whether obesity reduces self-control or if reduced…

Tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health

February 26, 2019

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce an anti-inflammatory protein with powerful therapeutic potential. The plants are being used…

Western helps train post-secondary employees respond to disclosures of sexual violence

February 25, 2019

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) co-developed a free and accessible online training program that helps employees in post-secondary institutions provide positive support…

London Brain Bee 2019 encourages next generation of neuroscientists

February 22, 2019

For more than 40 years, some of Western University’s most internationally recognized research has come from the field of neuroscience research. A special event, later this spring, aims to encourage…

Western Education to launch major training program on sexual violence disclosure

February 20, 2019

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at Western University’s Faculty of Education has co-developed a free and accessible online training program that helps…

University Drive Bridge opening now scheduled for March 8

February 20, 2019

The opening of University Drive Bridge to motorists is now scheduled to take place on Friday, March 8. “Early February’s severe weather — including freezing rain, snow and extreme cold…

Western University, City of London and London Police attend multi-city meeting on illegal street parties

February 15, 2019

Representatives from Western University, the City of London and London Police Service attended a meeting today of nine Ontario university communities focused on finding solutions to the growing problem of…

Research confirms Canadian financial advisors are reliable barometers for broader economy

February 13, 2019

Canadian financial advisors are remarkably attuned to changes across a wide range of broad economic indicators – from GDP and inflation to employment and housing prices – according to five…

Study shows London’s vulnerable populations live near primary care, but language remains a challenge

February 13, 2019

Researchers at Western University are using geography to better understand access to primary care in London, Ontario, and have shown that accessibility for vulnerable populations is quite good in the…

Your spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought: research shows our spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function

February 11, 2019

We often think of our brains as being at the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out it is smarter than…