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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...

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women had stronger arms than even today’s top female athletes, according to the first study to compare their relative bone strength. The women who lived 6,000 years ago worked so hard at repetitive upper-body labour every day, they developed strong muscles...

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

A Western anthropologist has scored a major assist in verifying the age of the oldest hockey stick known to exist – a piece of Canadiana that dates to the 1770s.

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

Michele Crites Battié has dedicated her career to studying spine disorders and lower-back pain. And, despite decades of study, and dedicated research in the field worldwide, she knows plenty of work remains as there is still no consensus on causes, diagnoses and...

Pair named to Royal Society of Canada

Pair named to Royal Society of Canada

Two Western scholars have been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of...

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

From delving into the modeling neurodegenerative diseases to looking into digital philosophy, four Western researchers will share in nearly $1 million in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Chair up to challenge of easing pain for millions

Chair up to challenge of easing pain for millions

To move freely and without pain. Such a simple wish that goes unrealized for the 1.7 billion people around the world suffering from musculoskeletal disorders of the bones, joints and muscles. These conditions don’t discriminate. They can impact anyone at any age, on any continent, in any community, at any time.

Getgood earns Young Investigator’s Award

Getgood earns Young Investigator’s Award

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Alan Getgood recently received the Albert Trillant Young Investigator’s Award at the 2017 ISAKOS Congress in Shanghai, China.  This award provides recognition for a young researcher who has done outstanding...

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Five up-and-coming Western researchers will share in $700,000 in research funding, thanks to the Early Researcher Awards, all part of a larger $10-million provincial program supporting 77 researchers at 17 institutions across Ontario. “Ontario’s current and future...

Knee key may be in growing your own

Knee key may be in growing your own

Repairing painful and debilitating knee injuries may soon be as easy as growing your own new cartilage, according to a Western researcher. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Alan Getgood, and his team at Western and Lawson Health Research...

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...

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women had stronger arms than even today’s top female athletes, according to the first study to compare their relative bone strength. The women who lived 6,000 years ago worked so hard at repetitive upper-body labour every day, they developed strong muscles...

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

A Western anthropologist has scored a major assist in verifying the age of the oldest hockey stick known to exist – a piece of Canadiana that dates to the 1770s.

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

Michele Crites Battié has dedicated her career to studying spine disorders and lower-back pain. And, despite decades of study, and dedicated research in the field worldwide, she knows plenty of work remains as there is still no consensus on causes, diagnoses and...

Pair named to Royal Society of Canada

Pair named to Royal Society of Canada

Two Western scholars have been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of...

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

From delving into the modeling neurodegenerative diseases to looking into digital philosophy, four Western researchers will share in nearly $1 million in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Chair up to challenge of easing pain for millions

Chair up to challenge of easing pain for millions

To move freely and without pain. Such a simple wish that goes unrealized for the 1.7 billion people around the world suffering from musculoskeletal disorders of the bones, joints and muscles. These conditions don’t discriminate. They can impact anyone at any age, on any continent, in any community, at any time.

Getgood earns Young Investigator’s Award

Getgood earns Young Investigator’s Award

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Alan Getgood recently received the Albert Trillant Young Investigator’s Award at the 2017 ISAKOS Congress in Shanghai, China.  This award provides recognition for a young researcher who has done outstanding...

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Five up-and-coming Western researchers will share in $700,000 in research funding, thanks to the Early Researcher Awards, all part of a larger $10-million provincial program supporting 77 researchers at 17 institutions across Ontario. “Ontario’s current and future...

Knee key may be in growing your own

Knee key may be in growing your own

Repairing painful and debilitating knee injuries may soon be as easy as growing your own new cartilage, according to a Western researcher. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Alan Getgood, and his team at Western and Lawson Health Research...