Student’s internal illness inspires external beauty

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.

Hellmuth celebrates Owen, Beamish

Western professors Paul Beamish and Adrian Owen have been named winners of the 2013 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.

Join the Hellmuth Prize celebration

Join the Hellmuth Prize celebration

Join the Western community in celebrating professors Paul Beamish and Adrian Owen, winners of the 2013 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in Conron Hall, room 224, University College.

Ratcliffe: Some researchers need not apply

Ratcliffe: Some researchers need not apply

Two documents, Re-Profiling Internal Funding Programs and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Board Program Overview, raise questions about changes in internal research funding at Western for humanists and social scientists.

OBI funding to target neurodegeneration

When Ruth McFeat heard the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) was investing $15 million to support research on neurodegeneration, the progressive loss of the structure and/or function of neurons, she couldn’t have been more thrilled.

Program looks to build a safer implant

While more than 120,000 Canadians have pacemakers – and an estimated 25,000 new ones are implanted each year – these patients are unknowingly putting themselves at risk of a lower standard of care down the road.

Capone: Research push will take commitment

It won’t be an easy climb to the top of the research heap for Western, said John Capone, Western vice-president (research). But it’s something he feels the university needs to do.

Modern mummification sheds light on Ramses II

Some millennia ago, Yes might have been the object of worship in ancient Egypt. Today, Yes – a modern, domestic house cat – is helping shed light on the practice of mummification and the lives of ancients, such as Ramses II, the most celebrated pharaoh of Egypt.

Debunking the IQ myth

You may be more than a single number, according to a team of Western-led researchers.

Western team among unit earning NATO honour

For the last six years, Western faculty members Ray Kao, Brian Church and Vivian McAlister have spent numerous months in Afghanistan providing advanced surgical and medical care to coalition, Afghan civilian and enemy casualties.

Research clears concussion picture for hockey

Research clears concussion picture for hockey

While concussions may be an unfortunate part of some high-impact sports, an international study involving Western researchers suggests a significant underestimation in the number of concussions being reported in hockey. And those findings may change how we play the good ol’ hockey game

Future of veterans

How do we care for the growing population of young military veterans after they return from combat deployment? An answer to this question is not as simple as one might presume.

The future of neuroscience

Within the last 40 years, extraordinary technological developments in the field of brain imaging have produced a cornucopia of new techniques for examining both the structure and the functioning of the living human brain.