Imaging

Lab findings put patients on sound footing

Imagine being able to look inside the body in motion, and see not only the biomechanics of bones and joints, but also their interaction with the outside world.

Campus Digest: ORFRI announces backing for six projects

Campus Digest: ORFRI announces backing for six projects

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.

Funding fuels Western brain disease research

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.

ORF announces backing for six projects

ORF announces backing for six projects

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.

Knee surgery success may hinge on ALL attention

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.

Senate explores future financial landscape

Senate explores future financial landscape

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.

Bootcamp targets gap in radiation oncologist training

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.

Imaging may unlock new diagnosis options

Imaging may unlock new diagnosis options

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 named Vanier Scholarship winners

Eight named Vanier Scholarship winners

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.

Western, Hebei to partner on biomedical imaging

Western, Hebei to partner on biomedical imaging

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.

Technology teamup targets liver cancer

Technology teamup targets liver cancer

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 postdoc targets lung cancer in research

Western postdoc targets lung cancer in research

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.

Unintentional EMF breakthrough may offer hope

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.