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Western-led research aims to help shoulder arthritis patients

Western-led research aims to help shoulder arthritis patients

Researchers at Western Health Science’s school of physical therapy are working shoulder to shoulder to develop a new patient education program that can help those suffering from arthritis in the upper extremities. About 20 per cent of Canadians live w …

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. Almost five years ago, around the time famed hockey player Sidney Crosby suffered his second career-altering...

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

With a historically heavy focus on the protagonists of the Salvadoran civil war, the stories of tens of thousands of refugees have fallen by the wayside. But now, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and their colleagues, that history is being rescued and...

Schulich to lead WHO surgical efforts

Schulich to lead WHO surgical efforts

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

Lab celebrates anniversary of looking below the surface

Lab celebrates anniversary of looking below the surface

For researchers at Surface Science Western, a surface profilometer, a dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometer and a scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray capabilities have been all in a day’s work for the last 35 years. The consulting and research...

Balm drops a bomb on hockey hands

Balm drops a bomb on hockey hands

The wrinkling of his friends’ noses sparked the idea for Dan Black. After a hockey game about a year ago, he was “hanging out with a few buddies” when they asked him, ‘What’s that smell?’ It was his hands.

Protein exploration earns Vanguard Award

Protein exploration earns Vanguard Award

Since graduate school, Eva Turley has been interested in how and why cells move in our bodies. This curiosity led to her discovering, characterizing and cloning RHAMM, a protein that regulates cell movement and stem cell differentiation, during the early 1980s. Fast...

DAAD names trio of Western scholars to posts

DAAD names trio of Western scholars to posts

Western scholars Shane O’Halloran and Sophia Wen have been named to the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE Germany) program, and Sviataslau Kohut has been selected by the RISE Professional program, the German Academic Exchange Service – Deutscher...

Study: Visible minorities missing from landscape

Study: Visible minorities missing from landscape

London falls short when it comes to visible minorities holding senior leadership positions in the non-profit and municipal public sectors, according to a new study led by Western researchers Stelian Medianu and Victoria Esses. The study was initiated by Pillar...

Astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta comet

Astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta comet

When the Rosetta spacecraft successfully touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Sept. 30, the news was shared globally via Twitter in dozens of languages. Citizens the world over were engaged by the astronomical achievement, and now the European Space...

Novel look into role of academic libraries

Novel look into role of academic libraries

There are works of literature whose impact on culture echoes for centuries. But that echo might not exist, were it not for the academic library and its role in preserving culture, said Kristin Hoffmann. “What once happened still influences us; it still has an effect...

Study: ‘Weekday effect’ not a factor in surgery

Study: ‘Weekday effect’ not a factor in surgery

The day of the week elective surgery is performed in Ontario does not impact a patient’s risk of mortality, according to a new study from Western and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). “While previous studies have shown a higher risk of mortality...

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. Almost five years ago, around the time famed hockey player Sidney Crosby suffered his second career-altering...

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

With a historically heavy focus on the protagonists of the Salvadoran civil war, the stories of tens of thousands of refugees have fallen by the wayside. But now, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and their colleagues, that history is being rescued and...

Schulich to lead WHO surgical efforts

Schulich to lead WHO surgical efforts

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

Lab celebrates anniversary of looking below the surface

Lab celebrates anniversary of looking below the surface

For researchers at Surface Science Western, a surface profilometer, a dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometer and a scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray capabilities have been all in a day’s work for the last 35 years. The consulting and research...

Balm drops a bomb on hockey hands

Balm drops a bomb on hockey hands

The wrinkling of his friends’ noses sparked the idea for Dan Black. After a hockey game about a year ago, he was “hanging out with a few buddies” when they asked him, ‘What’s that smell?’ It was his hands.

Protein exploration earns Vanguard Award

Protein exploration earns Vanguard Award

Since graduate school, Eva Turley has been interested in how and why cells move in our bodies. This curiosity led to her discovering, characterizing and cloning RHAMM, a protein that regulates cell movement and stem cell differentiation, during the early 1980s. Fast...

DAAD names trio of Western scholars to posts

DAAD names trio of Western scholars to posts

Western scholars Shane O’Halloran and Sophia Wen have been named to the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE Germany) program, and Sviataslau Kohut has been selected by the RISE Professional program, the German Academic Exchange Service – Deutscher...

Study: Visible minorities missing from landscape

Study: Visible minorities missing from landscape

London falls short when it comes to visible minorities holding senior leadership positions in the non-profit and municipal public sectors, according to a new study led by Western researchers Stelian Medianu and Victoria Esses. The study was initiated by Pillar...

Astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta comet

Astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta comet

When the Rosetta spacecraft successfully touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Sept. 30, the news was shared globally via Twitter in dozens of languages. Citizens the world over were engaged by the astronomical achievement, and now the European Space...

Novel look into role of academic libraries

Novel look into role of academic libraries

There are works of literature whose impact on culture echoes for centuries. But that echo might not exist, were it not for the academic library and its role in preserving culture, said Kristin Hoffmann. “What once happened still influences us; it still has an effect...

Study: ‘Weekday effect’ not a factor in surgery

Study: ‘Weekday effect’ not a factor in surgery

The day of the week elective surgery is performed in Ontario does not impact a patient’s risk of mortality, according to a new study from Western and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). “While previous studies have shown a higher risk of mortality...