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Expert insight: Snow can spread and worsen the effects of pollutants

Expert insight: Snow can spread and worsen the effects of pollutants

By October, autumn’s arrival brings with it the promise of winter — and snow. And with it comes a quieter world, thanks to snow’s ability to absorb noise. This is because the spaces between snow crystals limit sound waves from bouncing around, cre …

Pioneering solar technology tracks sun’s movement

Pioneering solar technology tracks sun’s movement

Solar farms are sprouting up across the country at an exponential pace and this push for harvesting greener energy has prompted a Western Engineering researcher to figure out a way capitalize on daylight hours.

Grant targets surgical learning

Grant targets surgical learning

University of Western Ontario researchers Gavin Buckingham and Melvyn A. Goodale, both of the Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, recently received a one-year $48,000 Health Research Grant from the Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation.

Senior-driving study eyes safer roadways

For some, a GPS is an invaluable part of a lengthy commute, helping drivers navigate unfamiliar cities. For others – and seniors, in particular – a GPS, along with a number of other automotive gadgets, often proves a distraction, doing more harm than good.

Funding supports HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

Funding supports HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) awarded Sumagen Canada Inc. $728,000 to support human clinical trials for a preventative HIV vaccine developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The University of Western Ontario.

HIV vaccine heads to human clinical trials

A potential first and only preventative HIV vaccine, developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The University of Western Ontario, has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to start human clinical trials this month south of the border.

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Two teams led by researchers at The University of Western Ontario have won the second-annual Digging into Data Challenge and will use the power of computers to analyse complex information related to mummies and human rights abuses.

Vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

Vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

A commentary by University of Western Ontario’s David Spence and Harvard School of Public Health’s Dr. Meir Stampfer in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association argues vitamin therapy still has a role to play in reducing stroke.

Million-dollar gift enriches lives in Africa

Thanks to a $1.06-million gift, The University of Western Ontario will expand its community-driven Western Heads East program that provides disease-fighting probiotic yogurt to people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor, which was captured by its highly advanced video surveillance system, traveling through the evening sky east of Toronto on Monday evening (Dec. 12).

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

Seven universities, led by The University of Western Ontario, have been awarded a $600,000 catalyst grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create a national network to promote and enhance research on the body’s immune system.

Pioneering solar technology tracks sun’s movement

Pioneering solar technology tracks sun’s movement

Solar farms are sprouting up across the country at an exponential pace and this push for harvesting greener energy has prompted a Western Engineering researcher to figure out a way capitalize on daylight hours.

Grant targets surgical learning

Grant targets surgical learning

University of Western Ontario researchers Gavin Buckingham and Melvyn A. Goodale, both of the Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, recently received a one-year $48,000 Health Research Grant from the Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation.

Senior-driving study eyes safer roadways

For some, a GPS is an invaluable part of a lengthy commute, helping drivers navigate unfamiliar cities. For others – and seniors, in particular – a GPS, along with a number of other automotive gadgets, often proves a distraction, doing more harm than good.

Funding supports HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

Funding supports HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) awarded Sumagen Canada Inc. $728,000 to support human clinical trials for a preventative HIV vaccine developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The University of Western Ontario.

HIV vaccine heads to human clinical trials

A potential first and only preventative HIV vaccine, developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The University of Western Ontario, has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to start human clinical trials this month south of the border.

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Two teams led by researchers at The University of Western Ontario have won the second-annual Digging into Data Challenge and will use the power of computers to analyse complex information related to mummies and human rights abuses.

Vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

Vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

A commentary by University of Western Ontario’s David Spence and Harvard School of Public Health’s Dr. Meir Stampfer in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association argues vitamin therapy still has a role to play in reducing stroke.

Million-dollar gift enriches lives in Africa

Thanks to a $1.06-million gift, The University of Western Ontario will expand its community-driven Western Heads East program that provides disease-fighting probiotic yogurt to people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor, which was captured by its highly advanced video surveillance system, traveling through the evening sky east of Toronto on Monday evening (Dec. 12).

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

Seven universities, led by The University of Western Ontario, have been awarded a $600,000 catalyst grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create a national network to promote and enhance research on the body’s immune system.