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Dialysis research taps tech to save dollars

Dialysis research taps tech to save dollars

While saving millions of dollars for the health-care system is important, improving quality of life for at-home dialysis patients is the utmost focus of a new study led by Department of Medicine professor Arsh Jain.

PhD candidate gets the jump on lung research

PhD candidate gets the jump on lung research

From 30 metres to 21 kilometres. From 90 seconds to more than two hours. These numbers are currently top-of-mind for Khadija Sheikh, a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry PhD candidate. A former varsity track and field athlete at the University of Windsor, she...

Rethinking traffic flow in the brain

Rethinking traffic flow in the brain

Think of a city road map. All the places you could possibly want to go – your home, your office, maybe the local coffee shop – are connected by roads. If you take the same road every time from, say, your home to the office, your actions would be in line with how...

Education professor keeping lessons of Fukushima alive

Education professor keeping lessons of Fukushima alive

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The quake unleashed a tsunami that slammed into the country, disabling infrastructure and destroying everything in its path. Just days later, Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

$20-million investment expands smart computing partnership

$20-million investment expands smart computing partnership

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F87rB0c6Is Researchers from Western and the University of Toronto, along with other university and industry partners, are celebrating an investment of up to $20 million from Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario...

Alumna, a rising star in cancer research, nabs elite fellowship

Alumna, a rising star in cancer research, nabs elite fellowship

Amid the hallowed and fabled walls of one of the world’s oldest universities, Vasiliki Economopoulos, BEng’08, PhD’13, is revelling in a life-changing milestone. A current postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University, she is a recent recipient of the distinguished Marie...

Study findings offer new life for stroke sufferers

Study findings offer new life for stroke sufferers

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.

Isotope breakthrough may stave off shortage concerns

Isotope breakthrough may stave off shortage concerns

Medical Biophysics professor Michael Kovacs, part of a cross-Canada collaboration with five other scientists, is addressing the scarcity of Tc-99m, which is currently used to diagnose cancer and heart disease.

Bartha awarded Alzheimer Foundation grant

Bartha awarded Alzheimer Foundation grant

Medical Biophysics professor Dr. Robert Bartha of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has been awarded the Alzheimer Foundation London and Middlesex Premier Research Grant, a $100,000 grant (over two years) to support research, personnel and supportive...

Ansari, Kovacs named among ‘world-class talent’

Ansari, Kovacs named among ‘world-class talent’

Psychology professor Daniel Ansari and Medical Biophysics professor Michael Kovacs were named two of 34 recipients of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards recognizing the work of outstanding Canadian scientists and engineers.

Initiative puts five neurodegenerative disorders on notice

Initiative puts five neurodegenerative disorders on notice

Robert Bartha hopes his latest research will allow him to travel back in time when it comes to aggressively attacking neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s. “Our ultimate goal is to try to find ways of early diagnosis. Understanding...

Robarts showcases neurodegenerative disease research

Robarts showcases neurodegenerative disease research

While not his main area of expertise, Chris Hudson has a vested interest in the neurodegenerative disorder research being explored at Robarts Research Institute. A leading researcher in ophthalmology, Hudson was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s when he was 41...

McAlister: Surgeons working to solve riddle of dealing with Ebola

McAlister: Surgeons working to solve riddle of dealing with Ebola

Editor’s note: The following editorial, ‘Surgery in patients with Ebola virus disease,’ originally appeared in the Canadian Journal of Surgery (Issue 57, pages 264-5) and is reprinted here with permission of the author and publisher. It has been edited for space. To...

Martian chronicles: Western researchers eye the Red Planet in a new way

Martian chronicles: Western researchers eye the Red Planet in a new way

Livio Tornabene and his research team have been snapping a lot of photos recently and have seen nothing but red – and they couldn’t be happier. Launched in 2005, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a multipurpose spacecraft designed to explore Mars from orbit. After a...