Biomedical engineering
Life-saving snake venom

Life-saving snake venom

Researchers create reptile-derived ‘super glue’ that stops bleeding in seconds using visible light

Top honours for graduate students

Top honours for graduate students

For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year....

New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.

New fellowship puts innovation at forefront

New fellowship puts innovation at forefront

Ali Tavallaei is making better use of his time these days. As one of three young scholars chosen as part of the recently launched Western Medical Innovation Fellowship program, his focus has been streamlined. “As a researcher working in the medical device domain, I am...

Eight named Vanier Scholarship winners

Eight named Vanier Scholarship winners

Eight Western graduate students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, each receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years. Vanier scholars are selected based on leadership skills and high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and/or health sciences.

Western boasts eight Vanier winners

Eight Western students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students.

Researchers eye stress, breast cancer links

Researchers eye stress, breast cancer links

It’s a common belief that there’s a link between chronic stress and an increased risk of cancer. In new research published online by the International Journal of Cancer, scientists at The University of Western Ontario have taken a step toward confirming that belief.