Patients suffering the effects of musculoskeletal problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, and more may find relief closer than ever thanks to a federal multi-million dollar investment in a Western-led research network.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three Bone & Joint Institute researchers honoured with Arthritis awards.
Revolutionary implants produced by a Western-based medical device company will soon change the face of reconstructive surgeries for more than just the family pet.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Ground-breaking work by Western researchers may soon help golfers with arthritis get a better grip on playing with less pain and more control.
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.
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...