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Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

In an example of research matchmaking at its finest, Physiology and Pharmacology professor Frank Beier and Chemistry professor Elizabeth Gillies have joined forces to tackle the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis.

Crites Battié earns lifetime honour for research

Crites Battié earns lifetime honour for research

Michele Crites Battié has always been quite comfortable working behind the scenes – even as the spotlight recently turned to the Physical Therapy professor when she was presented with the 2019 ORS PSRS (Orthopaedic Research Society / Philadelphia Spine Research Society) Lifetime Research Achievement Award.

Western emerging generation among New College

Western emerging generation among New College

Two Western scholars – Lauren Flynn of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Janice Forsyth of Sociology – were named among the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Western elite named among Royal Society Fellows

Western elite named among Royal Society Fellows

Two Western scholars and one professor emerita – Joy MacDermid of Physical Therapy, Ravi Menon of Medical Biophysics, and Ann Chambers of Oncology, Medical Biophysics and Pathology – have been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Six Western projects earn CFI backing

Six Western projects earn CFI backing

From hearing loss and brain activity, to cancer and joints, to sustainable energy and social cues, six Western-led projects, involving 10 researchers within four faculties, received more than $1 million through the CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Bone and Joint Institute researchers celebrated

Bone and Joint Institute researchers celebrated

Members of Western’s Bone and Joint Institute were celebrated recently by the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) at the group’s annual meeting.

Dixon, Siqueira honoured by IADR

Dixon, Siqueira honoured by IADR

A pair of internationally renowned Western researchers were honoured recently for their work in and commitment to their discipline, the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced this week.

Study: Knee surgery benefits from extra step

Study: Knee surgery benefits from extra step

Young athletes needing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery may get a leg up by opting for an additional procedure that may drastically reduce the possibility of the injury reoccurring, according to a Western-led study.

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Discovery unlocks spine disease mysteries

Sufferers of a common spine disease affecting one-third of North American men over 50 may find hope in new therapies and treatments thanks to a breakthrough from an interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical practitioners from the Bone and Joint Institute.

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but those implants don’t last forever. Even the latest smart implants wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations and require revision surgery.

Grant backs work offering tremor relief

Grant backs work offering tremor relief

Tremor, one of the most disabling symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, significantly affects the lives of patients. But if researchers involved in a Western-led effort are successful, those symptoms will soon be a thing of the past.

Grant fuels work into chronic wound care

Grant fuels work into chronic wound care

Douglas Hamilton anticipates the day when people with vascular disease (such as diabetics) will no longer fear that a simple wound will lead to horrible outcomes like amputation or even death.

Teams earn Collaborative Health grant backing

Teams earn Collaborative Health grant backing

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) have awarded a pair of Western research groups with Collaborative Health Research Projects operating grants.

Entrepreneurial team wins with surgical precision

Entrepreneurial team wins with surgical precision

Make it another innovation-and-commercialization win for PhD candidate Patrick McCunn and Alex Moszcynski, PhD’17. After taking one of the top spots in last year’s Proteus Innovation Competition with their plans to commercialize a cloud-based data collection app, the...

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.

Tour answers physio’s questions, raises more

Tour answers physio’s questions, raises more

Most professors collect research data from within the friendly confines of their labs; many also collaborate with another institution or a few colleagues. But when Dave Walton talks about his most recent academic project, he’s talking about a much more ambitious...

Study looks to extinguish persistent firefighter pain

Study looks to extinguish persistent firefighter pain

A recently released Western co-authored study is providing an eye-opening look into how physical pain and discomfort have become a way of life for many firefighters across the country. According to the study, the longer a firefighter’s career the greater the chances...