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Western researchers zero in on math anxiety

Western researchers zero in on math anxiety

If long division or finding the lowest common denominator makes your kids’ palms sweat, it may be a case math anxiety. And scientists are finding it’s a condition many students around the world are experiencing. Psychologists at Western University s …

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Sufferers of a common spine disease affecting one-third of North American men over 50 may find hope in new therapies and treatments thanks to a breakthrough from an interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical practitioners from the Bone and Joint Institute.

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but those implants don’t last forever. Even the latest smart implants wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations and require revision surgery.

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows how black widow spiders’ body dynamics and posture help them decode important vibrations that travel through their webs and up their legs.

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. Now he has gone and found one – although, at about 700 light years from Earth, it would be a tough commute. The Western University graduate student has teamed with Paul Wiegert, Graduate Program...

New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Sufferers of a common spine disease affecting one-third of North American men over 50 may find hope in new therapies and treatments thanks to a breakthrough from an interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical practitioners from the Bone and Joint Institute.

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but those implants don’t last forever. Even the latest smart implants wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations and require revision surgery.

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows how black widow spiders’ body dynamics and posture help them decode important vibrations that travel through their webs and up their legs.

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Space buff discovers exoplanet 

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. Now he has gone and found one – although, at about 700 light years from Earth, it would be a tough commute. The Western University graduate student has teamed with Paul Wiegert, Graduate Program...

New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.