Posts Tagged: schulich medicine & dentistry

Genetic mutation may increase risk of pancreatic cancer in females

October 4, 2018

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead…

Commentary: Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada

September 6, 2018

A newly published article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine raises ethical questions and challenges for organ donation in cases where a patient has elected Medical Assistance in…

Researchers date ‘hibernating’ HIV strains

September 4, 2018

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with University of British Columbia (UBC) and Western University, have developed a novel…

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…

Media Advisory: Announcement supporting concussion research at See the Line

August 10, 2018

After suffering two concussions on the schoolyard when he was six years old, Sheldon Geerts, now 11, is happy to be back playing hockey, a sport he loves. He remembers…

How family physicians are paid is linked to their rate of referral to specialists

June 26, 2018

Researchers at Western University, University of Ottawa and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) show that family physicians who switched from a blended fee-for-service payment scheme to a blended…

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….

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…

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…

Research team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope

March 14, 2018

A team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies –…