Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

New survey reveals pandemic impact on Canadian youth

December 2, 2021

Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) researchers find that positive coping strategies saved teens during COVID-19 first wave.

Experts available to comment on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

November 19, 2021

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for youth aged 5 to 11, marking a major milestone in Canada’s…

100 years of insulin: Experts available to comment on advancements in diabetes research and care

October 26, 2021

As the world recognizes 100 years since the discovery of insulin, medical and health care experts in London, Ontario have joined forces to tell the story of advancements in diabetes research and care.

New tool helps ‘tune’ cochlear implants to improve hearing

May 27, 2021

Researchers have designed a mathematical tool to help program cochlear implants with precision for each patient’s unique anatomy.

Study shows how chronic stress may inhibit the body’s cancer-fighting ability

April 14, 2021

Hormones triggered by chronic emotional and psychological stress impair the ability of the immune system’s ‘emergency responders’ to fight cancer.

Fighting infection by harnessing the competitive nature of bacteria

April 8, 2021

Researchers have discovered a compound that can inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, a deadly bacterium that has become resistant…

Experts call for research transparency on human challenge studies for COVID-19

March 23, 2021

A week after the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge trial began in London, UK, in which volunteers are deliberately exposed…

New software provides detailed picture of diversity of COVID-19 virus variants

March 12, 2021

Genomic surveillance programs have tracked more than 300,000 unique genetic versions of the COVID-19 virus. A new Western-developed web application…

Study pinpoints role of language disruptions in psychosis

February 18, 2021

Patients with psychosis may experience communication difficulties because non-language parts of the brain are trying to manage communications tasks, new research from Western and Lawson Health Research Institute shows.

Dialysis patients four times more likely to die from COVID-19 infection

February 11, 2021

Patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis are particularly vulnerable to contracting and dying from COVID-19, a Western-led study found.