Catherine McCoy is thrilled to be doing something she hasn’t done in quite some time – sleep comfortably.
Six London-based research teams – five based at Western, one at the Lawson Health Research Institute – will share more than $7.4 million from the Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORFRI) program to further their discoveries. London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews announced the grants last month at Robarts Research Institute.
New funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will help a Western researcher unlock a previously underexplored portion of the brain, giving his team a unique look into how certain diseases attack.
Six London-based research teams – five based at Western, one at the Lawson Health Research Institute – will share more than $7.4 million from the Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) program to further their discoveries. London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews announced the grants this morning at Robarts Research Institute.
While anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is a widely proven procedure, a Western orthopaedic surgeon says re-injury rates in young patients after such procedures are unacceptably high for those returning to pivoting sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer.
While not as drastic as the Common Sense Revolution cuts of the early 1990s, this latest round of provincial cuts to postsecondary education is still akin to “death by 1,000 cuts,” Janice Deakin told university Senate members last week.
For the patient with laryngeal cancer – a cancer of the voice box – radiation therapy can be a lifeline. Alternately, it could be the thing that takes the patient’s voice, before the disease takes their life.
Football is a rough game that takes a visible toll on the body. Now, researchers say that toll could have a serious mental impact as well.
Imagine suffering from a mental illness and waiting up to a decade to get a proper diagnosis, all the while taking the wrong medications. This is an unfortunate reality for some patients suffering from bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), said Dr. Elizabeth Osuch, a researcher at Western’s Lawson Health Research Institute and a psychiatrist at the London Health Sciences Centre.
Eight Western graduate students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, each receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years. Vanier scholars are selected based on leadership skills and high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and/or health sciences.
Paul Paolatto has seen the shift. Now, he wants Western and the City of London to take advantage of it.
“The bottom line is concussions suck.”
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.
A former postdoctoral fellow at Western is helping spearhead a new biomedical imaging program at Hebei University, China, thanks to a long-term relationship with Western researchers.
Western has teamed up with the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) and Claron Technology Inc. in developing hardware and original software modules in the treatment of liver cancer in developing countries.
Western alumnus and current postdoctoral fellow Todd Stevens, along with a research team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), have proposed a method of detecting lung cancer tumors at an earlier stage of development.
While the debate rages over the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF), found in everything from cell phones, medical imaging devices and power lines, one Western researcher sees potential beyond the controversy.
Western researchers have used neuroimaging to read human thought via brain activity when they are conveying specific ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers.
Gina Duque gave the ‘brush off’ to a number of local artists at a recent London fundraiser. Oh, no, it’s not what you think. The 23-year-old Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student lacks the animosity and hostility to do so.
Western professors Paul Beamish and Adrian Owen have been named winners of the 2013 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.