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New study explores transgender youth experiences in Canada

New study explores transgender youth experiences in Canada

Western has published a new, first-of-its-kind study that followed and examined the experiences of transgender youth in Canada. Trans Youth CAN! explored the medical, social and family contexts of trans youth under the age of 16 seeking gender-affirming …

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

The roots of an effective and affordable way to combat Type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis might be found by using high-yield plants, like tobacco and potatoes, according to work by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute.

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Proximity to primary health-care providers does not seem to be an issue for London’s most vulnerable populations, according to a Western-led study. These findings, researchers say, point to a system working well when it comes to geographic equity.

Words always mattered to global prizewinner

Words always mattered to global prizewinner

Lorelei Lingard’s love for language started early in her childhood, when she and her mother, who was a high school English teacher, would play Scrabble at the kitchen table.

Susan and David Axelrod join Leaders in Innovation Dinner

Susan and David Axelrod join Leaders in Innovation Dinner

On Nov. 19, Susan and David Axelrod will join scientists, researchers and community members for the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner hosted by Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of epilepsy.

Study: Specialist referrals spike under scheme

Study: Specialist referrals spike under scheme

Policy-makers looking to trim fat off health-care budget costs by tinkering with payment schemes have a clearer picture of the impact – including the unintended consequences – of one such move made over a decade ago.

Strong tapped to lead CIHR as President

Strong tapped to lead CIHR as President

Dr. Michael J. Strong, current Dean of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has been named President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a five-year term effective Oct. 1.

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

The roots of an effective and affordable way to combat Type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis might be found by using high-yield plants, like tobacco and potatoes, according to work by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute.

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Proximity to primary health-care providers does not seem to be an issue for London’s most vulnerable populations, according to a Western-led study. These findings, researchers say, point to a system working well when it comes to geographic equity.

Words always mattered to global prizewinner

Words always mattered to global prizewinner

Lorelei Lingard’s love for language started early in her childhood, when she and her mother, who was a high school English teacher, would play Scrabble at the kitchen table.

Susan and David Axelrod join Leaders in Innovation Dinner

Susan and David Axelrod join Leaders in Innovation Dinner

On Nov. 19, Susan and David Axelrod will join scientists, researchers and community members for the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner hosted by Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of epilepsy.

Study: Specialist referrals spike under scheme

Study: Specialist referrals spike under scheme

Policy-makers looking to trim fat off health-care budget costs by tinkering with payment schemes have a clearer picture of the impact – including the unintended consequences – of one such move made over a decade ago.

Strong tapped to lead CIHR as President

Strong tapped to lead CIHR as President

Dr. Michael J. Strong, current Dean of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has been named President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a five-year term effective Oct. 1.