Posts Tagged: science

CSA astronaut returns to the “Moon” with Western planetary geologist

July 3, 2015

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen knows that he will be heading to space within the decade. With official confirmation coming earlier this summer, his training now elevates into high gear and his first step is a mission back to the Moon with Western University planetary geologist Gordon “Oz” Osinski.

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…

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…

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…

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 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.