Posts Tagged: schulich medicine & dentistry

COVID-19 disruption will likely lead to 28 million surgeries being cancelled worldwide

May 14, 2020

More than 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study reveals. Western University Associate Professor Janet Martin is…

Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and prevent heart disease and diabetes

March 2, 2020

Researchers at Western University are studying a molecule found in sweet oranges and tangerines called nobiletin, which they have shown to drastically reduce obesity in mice and reverse its negative…

Changes to medical school admission process puts more focus on experiences and values

August 26, 2019

This year’s incoming medicine class at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is the first to have been selected through the initial phase of changes to the medical…

Granddaughter’s epilepsy battle inspires $2.5-million donation

November 20, 2018

Spurred on by their granddaughter’s ongoing battle with epilepsy, Western Chancellor Jack Cowin, BA’64, LLD’00, and his wife Sharon have made a substantial $2.5-million gift to epilepsy research at Western…

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…