Posts Tagged: Robarts Research Institute

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…

Leveraging technology to diagnose psychiatric disorders

January 15, 2019

Psychiatric disorders are often difficult to diagnose. As research advances, we are learning there are multiple subtypes of illness that differ in symptoms and treatment needs, making classification even harder….

MRI technique shows unique signatures of concussion in rugby players

December 19, 2018

*** Zie hieronder de Nederlandse versie (See the Dutch version below) Using MRI to study the brains of young female athletes has helped researchers develop an objective way to monitor…

Rapid test for E.coli keeps contaminated food off grocery store shelves

November 22, 2018

The goal is to identify E. coli in your food before it ever leaves the processing plant, ensuring that it never makes it to the shelves of your neighbourhood grocery…

Western welcomes Susan and David Axelrod to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 27, 2018

Frustrated with the inability to protect her child from the devastation of uncontrollable seizures and the side effects of medications, Susan Axelrod joined forces with two other concerned parents to…

Researchers find gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis

May 2, 2018

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke….

Using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control

April 4, 2018

Researchers at Western University and McMaster University are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma that is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for…

Study with female rugby players shows a regular season of play results in changes in the brain

January 17, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe. Using…

Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE and ALS

January 15, 2018

Researchers at Western University have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou…

World-renowned researchers unravel mysteries of MS

November 13, 2017

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in 340 Canadians living with the disease. Currently, the exact cause of MS and…