At 20, Wagner Souza was diagnosed with two strong auto-immune disorders presenting leukemia-like symptoms, He required 13 pills a day to keep him alive from 2004-06. Then, hope arrived.
BrainsCAN, Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex partnership helping improve quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Lefties and righties may put pen to paper from different sides of the page, but when it comes to numbers, everything adds up using the same point in the brain, according to a recent Western study.
For the first time, the cerebellum’s involvement in cognition can now be examined in comprehensive detail thanks to a newly released map by Western researchers.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a participant in a research study? Take a painless journey through the mind of a volunteer in a Brain and Mind Institute study about sound.
A poor diet might be damaging more than your waistline – it might be leading to cognitive decline and poor memory, according to Western-led research released this week.
Starting Thursday, more than 100 neuroscience researchers from around the world are visiting Western to take part in the first international touchscreen symposium, ‘New frontiers in cognitive testing using touchscreen technology.’
Trust us, you’ll need more than ‘Four Simple Words’ to celebrate these selections as Jon Deeks, Knowledge Mobilization & Impact Manager for BrainsCAN, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Brain injuries may be prevalent among patients exiting intensive care units (ICU), even if they entered the hospital for non-brain-related injuries or ailments, according to a new study by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute.
Launched this week, OurBrainsCAN is a central participant registry for cognitive research at Western with the goal to increase community involvement in these world-class brain studies.
New Western research suggests there’s a link between obesity and the level of activity in a person’s prefrontal cortex. People with less activity in this brain region are more vulnerable to the lure of high-calorie foods rich in sugar and fats.
We often think of our brains as the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out, it is smarter than we think.
Placing collaboration above competition, Western researchers are partnering with more than 300 labs around the world to gain a better understanding of the mouse brain in hopes of unlocking the secrets Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders in humans.
Researchers at Western have developed an objective way to monitor female athletes’ concussion injury, by using brain scans to study their brains over time.
Seven teams of researchers have been awarded funding for transformational research projects in neuroscience, through the first round of the McGill-Western BrainsCAN collaboration grants.
Western’s new Canada Research Chairs will have global impact on earthquake preparedness, psychology and neuro-imaging.
By exploring differences in the way younger and older adults respond to sounds, Western neuroscientists have found that our brains become more sensitive to sounds as we age, likely leading to hearing challenges over a lifetime.
A new Western-led study has debunked claims that getting better at a brain-training game can translate to improved performance in other games and tasks.
Western’s efforts to support a brighter future for medical innovation in Canada got an exciting shot in the arm, thanks to a Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant.
The sheer, glorious space of the country. Beaches in summer; snow sports in winter. The research opportunities and academic atmosphere. For years, Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen has set his heart on making Canada his home and adopted land. This year, he will celebrate Canada Day, for the first time, as a permanent resident of Canada.