Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome

October 4, 2019

Researchers at Western University have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on…

Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC

September 30, 2019

Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the…

Lost in translation: researchers discover translator gene may play a role in disease

August 13, 2019

A molecule called tRNA, or transfer ribonucleic acid, is an essential component of the human genome that acts as a translator. It reads the genetic code and translates it into…

Media Advisory: Western University hosts See the Line concussion symposium August 15

August 12, 2019

When Ken Dryden stood at the podium at See the Line last year, he asked the community to take action on the prevention of concussions. To answer that call, Western…

Depression is the single largest predictor of substance use during pregnancy

August 8, 2019

It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy. Researchers at…

Get a sneak peek of new cutting-edge infectious diseases facility

July 25, 2019

The Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation facility (ImPaKT) is unique in North America, housing a cutting-edge suite of imaging equipment within a high-level containment environment. The facility’s unique features allow…

Group calls on international community to prevent dementia by preventing stroke

July 18, 2019

The risk factors for stroke and dementia are the same, and a growing body of evidence demonstrates that preventing stroke can also prevent some dementias. Now, a group of experts…

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 examine gender-based differences in physician burnout

June 5, 2019

An alarming number of doctors are experiencing burnout and are dying by suicide. In an effort to address this issue, the authors of a discussion paper for the National Academy…

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,…