Jeff Renaud
Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Women are not only underrepresented in exercise-related studies, but may be receiving incomplete information about physical activity because of a now-debunked belief that hormonal fluctuations linked to menstrual cycles can lead to inconsistent study results.

Study targets ‘fingerprint’ of human consciousness

Study targets ‘fingerprint’ of human consciousness

Western researchers have moved a step closer to identifying a ‘brain fingerprint’ for consciousness – a discovery that will unlock further understanding into why some patients, presumed to be vegetative, are still aware of the world them.

Innovators, champions among honorary degrees

Innovators, champions among honorary degrees

Life-saving and game-changing innovators, award-winning artists and international sporting champions stand among seven distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees when Western hosts its 314th Convocation this fall.

Western to help launch Junior Astronauts

Western to help launch Junior Astronauts

Thanks to a new $400,000 grant from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Western is going to shape how Canada’s youth get engaged in the interstellar opportunities this mission provides.

Model shakes up earthquakes forecasting

Model shakes up earthquakes forecasting

Findings by a Western-led international research team may mitigate hazard, damage, even loss of life by helping forecast the largest possible earthquake within a series of quakes, according to a study published today.

New homes built upon Western research

New homes built upon Western research

A new pilot project looks to increase the resilience of 100 new-build homes against high winds, even tornadoes, in St. Thomas, Ont., putting into practise more than two decades of Western research.

Western takes first steps toward the Moon

Western takes first steps toward the Moon

A team comprised of Western faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students is conducting an analogue Moon mission over the next two weeks.

Researchers seeking fragments of fireball

Researchers seeking fragments of fireball

Researchers are seeking the public’s help in locating fragments of a fireball that shone as bright as the full moon observed by Western’s All-Sky Camera Network across at 2:44 a.m. ET this morning.

Western event to celebrate Apollo 11 launch

Western event to celebrate Apollo 11 launch

Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 launched on a mission to the Moon. Five days later, on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface – a first for humankind.

Researchers shine light on black hole origins

Researchers shine light on black hole origins

Western astrophysicists have found evidence of the direct formation of black holes that do not need to emerge from a star remnant – a finding that may provide scientists with an explanation for the presence of extremely massive black holes at the earliest stage of our universe.

Study eyes how human brain ‘sees’ world

Study eyes how human brain ‘sees’ world

A new Brain and Mind Institute study is offering insights into how the our brains process a world in which the images of people, places and things are constantly shrinking, expanding and changing on the retina at the back of our eyes. These findings may hold further keys to perfecting technology in everything from robots to self-driving cars.

Calling all ‘space oddities’ to Asteroid Day

Calling all ‘space oddities’ to Asteroid Day

Join Western as it celebrates its fourth annual Asteroid Day from 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Geosciences Collection Curator Alysha McNeil will be in attendance to inspect potential meteorites.

Research resets timeline for life on Mars

Research resets timeline for life on Mars

Western researchers, leading an international team, have shown that the first ‘real chance’ of Mars developing life started early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking the Red Planet.

Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

A poor diet might be damaging more than your waistline – it might be leading to cognitive decline and poor memory, according to Western-led research released this week.

Students land project – after a lost year

Students land project – after a lost year

One year ago today, a team of Western graduate students launched a high-altitude balloon (HAB) 20 km into space with the lofty goal of studying the Earth’s stratosphere. The launch was a success. The retrieval not so much – at least until last week.

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

While a majority of students tend to ignore online feedback from professors, it matters the least to those who need it the most. However, inspiration for a solution might be as simple as a trip to the local grocery store, according to researchers from Western and Queen’s University Belfast.

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.