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Classical music provides lens for Vietnam War

Classical music provides lens for Vietnam War

Emily Abrams Ansari may be an award-winning scholar, but the Don Wright Faculty of Music professor readily admits there are still things her students can teach her – and one of those things led to a Petro Canada Young Innovators Award. The idea started with “a...

Manner of walking may be key to early dementia detection

Manner of walking may be key to early dementia detection

Something as simple as walking and talking could lead to early dementia detection and, potentially, to halting its progression, according to one Western researcher. In a Western- and Lawson Health Research Institute-led study, researchers have shown that a person’s...

Winner sheds light on how a star is born

Winner sheds light on how a star is born

The analogy Andrew Pon uses is that of filling a bathtub. There are two ways to do it. You can turn on the tap and let a steady stream flow until the tub is full. Or, you can use a bucket, filling it at a pump, walking back and forth to the tub, with intermittent...

Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

The loss of a grandparent. Marital discord at home. Trouble with peers. When pre-teens are forced to deal with adverse life events such as these they tend to become more impulsive in their decision-making later in life. And while that could help motivate kids to work...

Next gen batteries powered by Western-industry teamup

Next gen batteries powered by Western-industry teamup

Western Engineering professor Andy Sun is ready to give his research – and the university – a charge with his latest partnership with a Beijing battery research company. The China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co. Ltd. will invest $3.35 million in creating the...

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Five up-and-coming Western researchers will share in $700,000 in research funding, thanks to the Early Researcher Awards, all part of a larger $10-million provincial program supporting 77 researchers at 17 institutions across Ontario. “Ontario’s current and future...

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

W.G. (Will) Braund loves baseball. But when it comes to chatting about the great American pastime, he’s likely to share stories of wrestling alligators, fighting bears, eating live snakes on the vaudeville stage and partying with the likes of Jack Dempsey, Douglas...

Young mind eyes brain surgery solution

Young mind eyes brain surgery solution

When Nora Boone sees a problem, she solves it – especially when that solution could save lives. The 18-year-old’s work around creating a human brain simulation tool to assist non-neurosurgeons perform emergency brain surgery, garnered the Newfoundland and Labrador...

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

How much political muscle do Canadian mayors flex? That is exactly what Political Science PhD student Kate Graham’s The Mayors Project hopes to find out. “So often you hear language that we have ‘weak mayors’ in Canada or a ‘weak mayoral system,’ which is language...

Teams up for the ‘Challenge’

Teams up for the ‘Challenge’

The inaugural World’s Challenge Challenge competition – a three-day event during which student teams from around the world gathered to propose solutions to issues of global concern ­– wrapped up at Western last week. Having won similar competitions at their home...

Rash trumps reflection as testosterone levels rise

Rash trumps reflection as testosterone levels rise

Levels of testosterone naturally rise in certain situations. A hard workout could be a culprit. Preparing for, or winning, a competition is well known to elevate levels of the hormone. Sexual encounters provide a boost, as well. This is not news. The behavioural...

Knee key may be in growing your own

Knee key may be in growing your own

Repairing painful and debilitating knee injuries may soon be as easy as growing your own new cartilage, according to a Western researcher. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Alan Getgood, and his team at Western and Lawson Health Research...

Classical music provides lens for Vietnam War

Classical music provides lens for Vietnam War

Emily Abrams Ansari may be an award-winning scholar, but the Don Wright Faculty of Music professor readily admits there are still things her students can teach her – and one of those things led to a Petro Canada Young Innovators Award. The idea started with “a...

Manner of walking may be key to early dementia detection

Manner of walking may be key to early dementia detection

Something as simple as walking and talking could lead to early dementia detection and, potentially, to halting its progression, according to one Western researcher. In a Western- and Lawson Health Research Institute-led study, researchers have shown that a person’s...

Winner sheds light on how a star is born

Winner sheds light on how a star is born

The analogy Andrew Pon uses is that of filling a bathtub. There are two ways to do it. You can turn on the tap and let a steady stream flow until the tub is full. Or, you can use a bucket, filling it at a pump, walking back and forth to the tub, with intermittent...

Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

The loss of a grandparent. Marital discord at home. Trouble with peers. When pre-teens are forced to deal with adverse life events such as these they tend to become more impulsive in their decision-making later in life. And while that could help motivate kids to work...

Next gen batteries powered by Western-industry teamup

Next gen batteries powered by Western-industry teamup

Western Engineering professor Andy Sun is ready to give his research – and the university – a charge with his latest partnership with a Beijing battery research company. The China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co. Ltd. will invest $3.35 million in creating the...

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Five up-and-coming Western researchers will share in $700,000 in research funding, thanks to the Early Researcher Awards, all part of a larger $10-million provincial program supporting 77 researchers at 17 institutions across Ontario. “Ontario’s current and future...

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

W.G. (Will) Braund loves baseball. But when it comes to chatting about the great American pastime, he’s likely to share stories of wrestling alligators, fighting bears, eating live snakes on the vaudeville stage and partying with the likes of Jack Dempsey, Douglas...

Young mind eyes brain surgery solution

Young mind eyes brain surgery solution

When Nora Boone sees a problem, she solves it – especially when that solution could save lives. The 18-year-old’s work around creating a human brain simulation tool to assist non-neurosurgeons perform emergency brain surgery, garnered the Newfoundland and Labrador...

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

How much political muscle do Canadian mayors flex? That is exactly what Political Science PhD student Kate Graham’s The Mayors Project hopes to find out. “So often you hear language that we have ‘weak mayors’ in Canada or a ‘weak mayoral system,’ which is language...

Teams up for the ‘Challenge’

Teams up for the ‘Challenge’

The inaugural World’s Challenge Challenge competition – a three-day event during which student teams from around the world gathered to propose solutions to issues of global concern ­– wrapped up at Western last week. Having won similar competitions at their home...

Rash trumps reflection as testosterone levels rise

Rash trumps reflection as testosterone levels rise

Levels of testosterone naturally rise in certain situations. A hard workout could be a culprit. Preparing for, or winning, a competition is well known to elevate levels of the hormone. Sexual encounters provide a boost, as well. This is not news. The behavioural...

Knee key may be in growing your own

Knee key may be in growing your own

Repairing painful and debilitating knee injuries may soon be as easy as growing your own new cartilage, according to a Western researcher. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Alan Getgood, and his team at Western and Lawson Health Research...