Posts Tagged: science

Western and partners receive nearly $20M in funding for research excellence

June 18, 2015

Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have received an extraordinary financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 potentially transformative projects are now being supported with more than…

International research team finds new hope for life in Martian crust

June 16, 2015

An international research team, including scientists at Western University, has found methane – a plausible energy source for sustaining life – deep within the crust or subsurface of Mars.

Western University scientists solve mammoth-sized ‘conundrum’

June 10, 2015

Understanding the interactions between prehistoric animals and their environment is critical to comprehending global issues like climate change and resource consumption for scientists investigating the Earth today.

International research team discover unusual iron-rich structures growing from fungi

May 28, 2015

While Darth Vader is arguably the most famous example from science fiction of man melding with machine, the discovery of life growing on iron remains a rarity in the real…

Western scientists predict mass “heart attacks” for Canada’s Pacific salmon population

January 29, 2015

Pacific salmon feed millions of people around the world each year. With numbers already drastically on the decline, rising temperatures caused by climate change now further threaten the sustainability of…

Eureka moment leads to new theory on how to fight Alzheimer’s disease

January 22, 2015

While research shows that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases with age, the big question for a biologist at Western University is why some people get the disease and…

Western University researcher identifies breast cancer fighting hormone

May 22, 2013

Transformative research from Western University has identified new hormones in the body which may suppress breast cancer and stimulate the regression of breast tumors.

Western’s Petroleum Geology Program receives $5 million software gift from Schlumberger Canada

May 7, 2013

The donation of advanced software licenses for Schlumberger’s integrated suite of geoscience and reservoir simulation software will give graduate students and researchers in Western’s Petroleum Geoscience Laboratory the ability to analyze problems beyond the reach of most laboratories.

Western and IBM host workshop to solve complex problems for local industry

February 15, 2013

Western University and IBM are hosting a four-day Industry Problem Brainstorming Workshop on Tuesday, February 19 where teams from Western will put their heads together to solve complex problems for local industry.

Western University meteor expert to speak about Earth-shattering Russian event

February 15, 2013

Western University astronomy professor Margaret Campbell-Brown is available to speak with media about the meteor that exploded over Russia.