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.
Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.
Five Western PhD candidates have been named among 167 nationwide recipients of the 2018-19 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – two from the natural sciences and engineering competition, two from the health sciences competition, and one from the social sciences and humanities competition.
Brandon Samuels plans to set up cameras this January in hopes of catching footage of birds crashing into windows across campus. Honestly, he really is a nice guy – it’s for science. The Biology PhD student is working on ways to help mitigate the number of birds...
Demonstrating dedication from residence halls to administrative offices, from alumni engagement to student counseling, presented here are winners of the 2018 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.
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.
One-handed people who use a prosthesis regularly are more likely to be brain-wired ‘to visualize’ their artificial limb as a part of their body, a new study shows.
After he had a stroke at age 15, John Humphrey’s left arm was useful “only as a paperweight” while he studied his way through high school, college and university. He was happy to be alive – to have survived after blood clots had formed, then raced to his brain one day...
How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...
A 63-year-old painter developed headaches that have become increasingly devastating, to the point where he becomes withdrawn, forgetful and easily angered. When struck with them, he goes from painting beautiful landscapes to dark images of serpents and half-destroyed...
While there is no cure for frontotemporal dementia (FTD), one Western researcher is looking to mitigate symptoms of the disease for patients and, in turn, lessen the heavy burden faced by caregivers.
Mazen El-Baba has married a personal passion for social justice with his studies in neuroscience to better his community. Born in Lebanon, the Neuroscience masters student witnessed how addiction and mental-health issues were often addressed in the Middle East and...
Postdoctoral scholar Melanie Kok, PhD’15 (Neuroscience), recently earned a Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.
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).
Results of an international study exploring the effectiveness of a revolutionary stroke treatment may lead to a new lease on life for millions of sufferers previously facing disability or even death, Western researchers say.
Western researchers have furthered their game-changing neuroimaging techniques in communicating with patients believed to be in a vegetative state by connecting with an individual that has proved otherwise unresponsive for the past 12 years.
With four entries in Round 5 of the Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health competition, Western is showcasing innovative research, expected to significantly impact healthcare around the world.
In a non-descript room of an eerily quiet wing of South Street Hospital, Mandar Jog’s work may look like a game to some. But the outcome could have a tremendous impact when it comes to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological movement disorders.
Research from The University of Western Ontario is now looking beyond spinal cord injuries in patients to better understand what is happening in the brain.
Research led by Dr. Vladimir Hachinski of The University of Western Ontario reveals just how important it is for patients to be referred to a stroke prevention clinic following either a mild stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA).