Crystal Mackay
Music sparks virtual connections with the community’s most vulnerable

Music sparks virtual connections with the community’s most vulnerable

When David Zheng, a third-year medical student at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, finished playing the last few notes of a Chopin piece over video chat, the woman on the other end of the call smiled. Zheng is leading a volunteer team bringing music to long-term care homes.

Funding for research on long-term lung effects of COVID-19

Funding for research on long-term lung effects of COVID-19

New funding from the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund is enabling a team of researchers led by Western professor Grace Parraga, to use novel lung-imaging techniques pioneered at Western to better understand long-term effects of COVID-19.

Med-school admissions add more diversity

Med-school admissions add more diversity

This year’s incoming medical school class at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will include a diverse cohort of students that are more representative of Canadian communities.

Researchers make first steps towards cure for HIV

Researchers make first steps towards cure for HIV

A new strategy deployed against HIV by Western researchers has been able to pull the virus out of hiding in cells and expose it to potential attack from the immune system or open it to further treatment.

Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer’s degeneration

Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer’s degeneration

Researchers have moved one step closer to identifying targets for brain degeneration that occur decades before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear – a much sought-after clue that might open the door to early treatment.