Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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.

Most instructions for inserting COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swabs don’t go deep enough, research finds

February 3, 2021

There are wide discrepancies in the instructions for how deep the nasopharyngeal swabs used to test for COVID-19 are to…

‘Brain training’ may help treat PTSD, clinical trial finds

January 26, 2021

Neurofeedback, also called ‘brain training,’ consists of exercises where individuals regulate their own brain activity. In a new study from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute, researchers have found that neurofeedback may be an effective treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

More evidence needed to inform policy on sending kids back to school

January 22, 2021

Are kids in schools driving community transmission of COVID-19, or is it the other way around? This uncertainty could be…