Bone and Joint Institute
Study: Cost a tipping point on knee surgeries

Study: Cost a tipping point on knee surgeries

A new study from Western’s Bone and Joint Research Institute could save the health-care system millions of dollars while also preventing some of the more than 250 million knee osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers from going under the knife.

Teeter awarded Polanyi Prize

Teeter awarded Polanyi Prize

Matthew Teeter, a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor and Lawson Health Research Institute scientist, won the 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize. The $20,000 award recognizes the excellence of Teeter’s research in joint replacement. It was presented at...

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...

Researchers receive more than $23.5 million from CIHR

Researchers receive more than $23.5 million from CIHR

Four Western researchers received grants totaling $9.9 million over seven years from the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant. Each is studying factors which may lead to improved health outcomes for people living with...

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers recently received a financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 projects are now being backed by the Ontario Research Fund (ORF).

Student-engineered ‘smart implant’ may save money, relieve pain

Student-engineered ‘smart implant’ may save money, relieve pain

It’s painful, inconvenient and costly. But if detected early, implant loosening – the slight movement of a newly replaced hip – can be dealt with, without the need for a major follow-up surgery, according to a group of Western students. Roughly half a million patients...

Bone and Joint initiative gets funding ‘leg up’

Bone and Joint initiative gets funding ‘leg up’

Researchers at Western’s Bone and Joint Institute received a major financial boost today as the interuniversity CONNECT training program was awarded $1.65 million in funding from NSERC through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative.

Western establishes The Bone and Joint Institute

Western establishes The Bone and Joint Institute

Western further buoyed its leadership in musculoskeletal health research with the formation of The Bone and Joint Institute, university research officials announced this week. “Bone and joint disorders are the leading cause of disability in Canada; hundreds of...

Funding fuels hunt for deeper answers

Funding fuels hunt for deeper answers

Western researchers Lauren Flynn, Abouzar Sadrekarimi and Audrey Bouvier will split more than $525,000 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced today in Ottawa.

Mummy’s song, identity return after millennia

Mummy’s song, identity return after millennia

For nearly a century, ‘Justine’ lay dormant in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). But last month, thanks to Western researcher Andrew Nelson, the Egyptian mummy came to life – as a singer named Nefret-Mut. “When we work with a mummy or skeleton, we are interested in...