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Humour lends insight into vegetative state

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

How the human brain processes jokes may help researchers determine if a person in a vegetative state can experience positive emotions – a breakthrough that could help friends, relatives and doctors better understand a patient’s mental state of mind.

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

A Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant valued at $1,371,511 over five years has been awarded to Nursing professor Helene Berman and her team.

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

University of Western Ontario economics professor Ronald Wintrobe is one of four Canadian recipients of a research grant from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Zhang named Canadian Rising Star

Jin Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at The University of Western Ontario, has been named a Canadian Rising Star for her work towards developing a non-invasive diagnostic tool for diabetes.

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed.

Making homes hurricane resistant

Ashraf El Damatty is hoping a mesh of wire cables installed on the roof of a home will give it the strength to withstand severe windstorms – and possibly hurricanes. So far the tests have proven him right.

Driven towards sustainability

They might not make a lot of noise driving down the road, but the new fleet of electric vans is creating some buzz on campus as the latest sustainable vehicles on the lot for Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services.

Colloquium to discuss collaboration opportunities in India

Colloquium to discuss collaboration opportunities in India

Ravi P. Singh, senior director at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, will talk about international collaboration opportunities in Indian universities as the guest speaker of the Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Thursday, June 30.

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

Approximately 40 per cent of students who drop out of university do so because of what they learn about their own academic ability, based primarily on the grades they receive after arriving on campus, according to new research from The University of Western Ontario.

‘Shutter’ to think: Developing a clearer picture of ecosystem health in Kenya

Karagita Village, Kenya – With a quick rip of foil and the inadvertent trip of a flash, a jolt of electricity set through the small room in Karagita Village, near Lake Naivasha, in Kenya last month. An excited buzz of Kiswahili then rose at the appearance of a box filled with disposable cameras. Outside, the sky cleared its throat.

Going to the moon, while staying on Earth

To the uninformed, you would have sworn the group of almost 30 students and graduate students huddled in the close confines of Western’s science building basement labs were part of a real planetary exploration mission.

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research led by The University of Western Ontario’s David Litchfield has identified how biochemical pathways can be ‘rewired’ in cancer cells to allow these cells to ignore signals that should normally trigger their death. It’s one way that cancer cells may become resistant to therapy.

Ivey case studies available on the iBookstore

Ivey case studies available on the iBookstore

One of the world’s leading business case publishers, the Richard Ivey School of Business is the first publisher to make business case studies available on the iBookstore.

Summer institute challenges future doctors

Summer institute challenges future doctors

Seniors make up the fastest-growing age group, with an estimated 5 million Canadians now 65 years of age or older. And that number is expected to double in the next 25 years.

Brazilian research ties announced

Brazilian research ties announced

OTTAWA – A $200,000 investment announced today by The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), University of Toronto and The University of Western Ontario will be used to enhance support for research collaborations between investigators in Brazil and Canada.

Patel backed by CHRP program

Patel backed by CHRP program

University of Western Ontario professor Rajnikant Patel has been named among Canadian researchers backed by a Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program funding the development of new treatments for lung, breast and ovarian cancers, as well as other life-threatening diseases.

University continues to strengthen ties with Africa

The University of Western Ontario continues to forge ties to higher education in Africa, partnering with two universities to assist in strengthening their strategic plans to better deal with external stakeholders, such as government bodies.

Top grad students earn gold medals

Ken Valyear, who completed his PhD in Neuroscience in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Chris Bundock, who completed his PhD in the Department of English, were selected as the two Governor General’s Gold Medal recipients as graduate students with the highest academic standing.