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Bioarchaeologists confirm museum shrunken head as human remains

Bioarchaeologists confirm museum shrunken head as human remains

Content Warning: This article contains digital visualizations of Ancestral human remains. While this work is part of an ongoing partnership with representatives of the associated Indigenous communities, they may be distressing to those of communities that  …

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. Almost five years ago, around the time famed hockey player Sidney Crosby suffered his second career-altering...

Fellowship pushes boundaries of medical technologies

Fellowship pushes boundaries of medical technologies

The Western Medical Innovation Fellowship was the best thing that could have happened to John Matheson. “Medical residency was always the goal, but this program is going to be invaluable for my future as a clinician,” he said. “You don’t get the opportunity to stop...

Berman, Laird named to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Berman, Laird named to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Health Sciences professor Helene Berman and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Dale Laird have been named among 36 new fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the organization announced Thursday at its 2016 Forum and Annual General...

Western insights inform rural seniors development

Western insights inform rural seniors development

A proposed $21-million retirement living project in rural Huron County has added a Western component to its focus on keeping seniors in their own community. Inspiring Living Seaforth, which looks to break ground in spring 2017, will consist of 20 units for palliative...

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Two professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers. Honoured this year are John Leonard, English and Writing Studies, Arts &...

CFI funding backs osteoarthritis research

CFI funding backs osteoarthritis research

  Western researchers received more than $700,000 in Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding this morning, supporting a trio of efforts, including one offering relief to more than three million Canadians who suffer from osteoarthritis. Schulich School of...

Six researchers named among nation’s elite

Six researchers named among nation’s elite

Coming to Western from Germany, Sweden, the United States and across Canada, these new Canada Research Chairs are developing HIV vaccines, improving hearing and movement, learning how and why people migrate and immigrate, and exploring the foundations of physics.

Goalie research protects bodies, saves goals

Goalie research protects bodies, saves goals

Research by PhD candidate Ryan Frayne at Western’s Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, looks to shut the pads on knee injuries and cheap goals.

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...

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. Almost five years ago, around the time famed hockey player Sidney Crosby suffered his second career-altering...

Fellowship pushes boundaries of medical technologies

Fellowship pushes boundaries of medical technologies

The Western Medical Innovation Fellowship was the best thing that could have happened to John Matheson. “Medical residency was always the goal, but this program is going to be invaluable for my future as a clinician,” he said. “You don’t get the opportunity to stop...

Berman, Laird named to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Berman, Laird named to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Health Sciences professor Helene Berman and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Dale Laird have been named among 36 new fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the organization announced Thursday at its 2016 Forum and Annual General...

Western insights inform rural seniors development

Western insights inform rural seniors development

A proposed $21-million retirement living project in rural Huron County has added a Western component to its focus on keeping seniors in their own community. Inspiring Living Seaforth, which looks to break ground in spring 2017, will consist of 20 units for palliative...

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Two professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers. Honoured this year are John Leonard, English and Writing Studies, Arts &...

CFI funding backs osteoarthritis research

CFI funding backs osteoarthritis research

  Western researchers received more than $700,000 in Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding this morning, supporting a trio of efforts, including one offering relief to more than three million Canadians who suffer from osteoarthritis. Schulich School of...

Six researchers named among nation’s elite

Six researchers named among nation’s elite

Coming to Western from Germany, Sweden, the United States and across Canada, these new Canada Research Chairs are developing HIV vaccines, improving hearing and movement, learning how and why people migrate and immigrate, and exploring the foundations of physics.

Goalie research protects bodies, saves goals

Goalie research protects bodies, saves goals

Research by PhD candidate Ryan Frayne at Western’s Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, looks to shut the pads on knee injuries and cheap goals.

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...