Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Researchers create tool to examine cost-effectiveness of naloxone programs in high schools

November 26, 2018

In the midst of a national opioid crisis, some Canadian school boards have implemented school-based naloxone programs in order to provide secondary school administrators, teachers and students with access to…

Rapid test for E.coli keeps contaminated food off grocery store shelves

November 22, 2018

The goal is to identify E. coli in your food before it ever leaves the processing plant, ensuring that it never makes it to the shelves of your neighbourhood grocery…

Cardiac surgery and addictions counselling linked to significantly reduced mortality in injection drug users with heart valve infection

November 21, 2018

Cases of endocarditis – infection of the heart valves – have risen dramatically in recent years as a result of the opioid crisis. In London, Ontario 55 per cent of…

Pollen DNA provides potential new window for forensic information

November 15, 2018

For one Western University researcher, DNA found in pollen grains can provide a fingerprint to determine their precise origin. Bogumil Karas, PhD, an assistant professor at Western’s Schulich School of…

Physical activity throughout pregnancy enhances physical and mental health and reduces risk of pregnancy complications

October 18, 2018

Physical activity is a critical component of achieving a healthy pregnancy according to a new evidence-based pregnancy & physical activity guideline, co-led by Western University professor Michelle Mottola and launched…

Robarts Research Institute will be home to Canada’s first Magnetic Particle Imaging system

September 13, 2018

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) – considered the most promising and emerging imaging technology of the past 20 years – is coming to Western University. The MPI system will be housed…

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…

Western’s Vladimir Hachinski wins 2018 Killam Prize

May 8, 2018

Western University’s Vladimir Hachinski – past president of the World Federation of Neurology and a world-renowned stroke expert – is a 2018 Killam Prize winner for health sciences. The Canada…

New wearable tech from Western may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s

March 2, 2018

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in…

Early psychosis programs significantly reduce patient mortality, study finds

March 2, 2018

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) have found that specialized programs for early psychosis can substantially…