Posts Tagged: Robarts Research Institute

New study advances quest to better understand consciousness

October 10, 2019

In his landmark 2006 study, Western University’s renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his collaborators showed for the first time ever that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients…

Scientists find potential way to defuse ‘time bomb’ of cardiology

June 25, 2019

They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology – ascending aortic aneurysms grow for decades without any warning signs and can be fatal once they rupture. They have taken…

Researchers find a way to stop stress-induced seizures after traumatic brain injury

May 16, 2019

For the over one million Canadians who are living with traumatic brain injury, the likelihood of developing epilepsy increases significantly because of their injury. When faced with stress or anxiety,…

3D Ultrasound gives clinicians a clearer picture to guide treatment for gynaecological cancer

April 9, 2019

New technology developed at Western University is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynaecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer. By transforming…

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….