Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

January 17, 2020

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen’s University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on…

After stroke, both women and men are significantly more likely to suffer dangerous heart complications

January 15, 2020

**La versión en español sigue** New research from Western University has shown that both women and men are significantly more likely to have a heart attack or another major cardiovascular…

Internationally renowned surgeon Dr. John Yoo named Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dean

January 6, 2020

Dr. John Yoo has been named Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Andrew Hrymak announced today. Dr. Yoo has an international…

Neuroscience controversy resolved: The hippocampus is not just a GPS

January 2, 2020

It’s a controversy that goes back to a Nobel Prize winning idea that there is a specific part of our brain that acts as our Global Positioning System (GPS), responsible…

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry establishes new Office of Military Academic Medicine

December 2, 2019

With the aim of becoming a world leader in military medicine, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University today announced the establishment of the Office of Military…

Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

November 9, 2019

One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant….

Community-driven project improves patient outcomes for diabetes in Indigenous communities

November 4, 2019

A Western University based project has led to significant improvements in health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Indigenous communities across Canada. The FORGE AHEAD project was launched in…

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…