Research

Research eyes success of the sexes in job interviews

While women tend to get stressed out more than the opposite sex when it comes to the notion of a job interview, new Western research shows women outshine their male counterparts with their coping skills when all is said and done.

Putting ‘you’ back into diagnosis, treatment

Forget allergic reactions and taking countless medications that don’t do what they’re supposed to do. Imagine going to the doctor or pharmacist and getting treatment tailored to your needs, the first time, every time. The work of Dr. Richard Kim of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is heading in that direction.

Grants further African research

Grants further African research

Are chemicals used in growing flowers causing health problems in Naivasha, Kenya, or can illness in the community be attributed to various sources of stress? Phaedra Henley, a Western University PhD candidate, is conducting on-the-ground research to get at the root of that very question.

Song remains the same for researcher

Western University neuroscientist Jessica Grahn admits, getting to this point in her career – one ready to take a giant leap forward – required a journey to convince herself of the work’s worth in the scientific community.

Green Award nominations open

Green Award nominations open

Nominations are being sought for the Western Green Awards to recognize contributions to sustainability on campus.

Western named Environmental Leadership finalist

Western named Environmental Leadership finalist

Western is one of two finalists for the Environmental Leadership Award presented by the London Chamber of Commerce. The honour is part of the annual Business Achievement Awards.

Meet some of Biotron’s research superstars

Meet some of Biotron’s research superstars

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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.