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Alzheimer’s research draws star power to campus

Alzheimer’s research draws star power to campus

For iconic Canadian actor Victor Garber, right, Alzheimer’s disease hits very close to home, having supported both of his parents through their struggles with the disease. The star of film, television and stage recently got an up-close look at Alzheimer’s research...

Western’s research finding new life across the globe

Western’s research finding new life across the globe

A recent mission to China provided a backdrop for Western to sign a handful of deals for commercializing technologies developed in Canada. Western’s delegation created a new company with Sinobioway Group to bring to market results of several joint projects. “I believe...

Professor looks to zero in radiation treatment

Professor looks to zero in radiation treatment

Radiation therapy is a precise science – one Engineering professor Kibret Mequanint aims to fine tune. Nearly 200,000 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. The ailment is considered the leading cause of premature...

‘Cool’ idea may help dialysis patients

‘Cool’ idea may help dialysis patients

By Paul Mayne A simple step developed by a Western researcher may alleviate the potential damage to multiple organs often associated with dialysis, an important treatment for countless patients with kidney disease. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Professor...

Neuroscientists decode conscious experiences with Hitchcock film

Neuroscientists decode conscious experiences with Hitchcock film

Western researchers have extended their game-changing brain scanning techniques by showing that a short Alfred Hitchcock movie can be used to detect consciousness in vegetative state patients. The study included a Canadian participant who had been entirely...

Banting fellowship adds up for Lyons’ math anxiety research

Banting fellowship adds up for Lyons’ math anxiety research

Could your fear of math class, or even the idea of talking about math, impact your academic decisions and overall performance at university? When it comes to math anxiety, choices as to what courses students take, or even the field of study they choose, may stem from...

Award-winning neuroscientist named first Western Research Chair

Award-winning neuroscientist named first Western Research Chair

One of Canada’s most innovative neuroscientists is coming to Western to further her research into understanding human behaviour through speech, language and hearing. Ingrid Johnsrude has been named a Western Research Chair, the first of its kind announced since the...

Award-winning neuroscientist named first Western Research Chair

Award-winning neuroscientist named first Western Research Chair

One of Canada’s most innovative neuroscientists is coming to Western to further her research into understanding human behaviour through speech, language and hearing. Ingrid Johnsrude has been named a Western Research Chair, the first of its kind announced since the...

Goodale, Owen to lead human consciousness network

Goodale, Owen to lead human consciousness network

After a year-long international competition, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) has selected Western’s Adrian Owen and Melvyn Goodale to lead a new research network focused on the brain, mind and consciousness. In April, 2013, CIFAR launched the...

PET scans peer into minimally conscious mind

PET scans peer into minimally conscious mind

New research by Physics and Astronomy professor Andrea Soddu touts the ability of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans to identify patients in a minimally conscious state (MCS) far more accurately than other imaging technologies. According to his study, PET scans...

Campus Digest: Rising enrolment bucks provincial trend

Campus Digest: Rising enrolment bucks provincial trend

First-year university enrolment projections for the 2014 academic year released last week demonstrate a growing number of top students are attracted by the exceptional learning experience provided by Western. Ontario Universities’ Application Centre statistics show...

Double-docs set new standards

Double-docs set new standards

They have chased dragons and pirate ships, become resilient from years of tough love and have grown as a result of the nurturing lab and clinical environments – Drs. Matthew Cecchini, Harry Marshall, Pencilla Lang and Shirine Usmani are the newest graduates of the...

How imaging investment is paying off for Western

Dr. Ting-Yim Lee’s work was the centerpiece of a recent Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) study pointing to medical imaging not only as “one of Canada’s research and development strengths,” but also as a sound investment for past – and future – federal dollars.

Two research pillars honoured with Hellmuth Prize

Western professors Stewart Harris of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Charles Weijer of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities have been awarded the 2014 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.

Eight Western projects fueled by consortium

Eight Western projects fueled by consortium

The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) has provided Western researchers with access to much-needed infrastructure, including the high-performance IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputers and cloud computing and agile computing platforms that are unlike any others in Canada.

City pledges accelerated support to medical network

City pledges accelerated support to medical network

The proposed London Medical Innovation and Commercialization Network took another step closer to reality Monday night when the city council’s Investment and Economic Prosperity Committee pledged an immediate $5 million in support of the network’s Phase 1. The move speeds up the initial plan for the city to invest $1 million annually over a decade.

Professor charges toward better battery life

While you may see a Chevrolet Volt here, or a Nissan Leaf there, the future of the electric car has a way to go when it comes to safety, cost and, especially, performance. However, Engineering professor Andy Sun may have an answer to that final challenge.