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Mapping ‘the magic’ of music, movement and the brain

Mapping ‘the magic’ of music, movement and the brain

A new research grant for Western neuroscientist and psychology professor Jessica Grahn will open more opportunities to investigate the link between music and movement, and potential interventions to help Parkinson’s disease patients. [caption id=”atta …

Centre celebrates two decades of seeing differently

Centre celebrates two decades of seeing differently

When the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) first opened its doors at Robarts Research Institute in 1996, you could stand in front of the building and see the reflection of the hospital on one side and the university on the other. At the time, it was...

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...

Centre celebrates two decades of seeing differently

Centre celebrates two decades of seeing differently

When the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) first opened its doors at Robarts Research Institute in 1996, you could stand in front of the building and see the reflection of the hospital on one side and the university on the other. At the time, it was...

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...