One of the biggest challenges in cancer treatment is tackling the spread of cancer (metastasis) as the disease becomes more difficult to treat once it spreads.
Western professors Bipasha Baruah and Girma Bitsuamlak have been named the university’s newest Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the two new and eight renewed CRCs this morning at a special event in Toronto marking the kickoff to National Science and Technology Week.
By exploring parts of the brain that trigger during periods of daydreaming and mind-wandering, neuroscientists from Western have made a significant breakthrough in understanding what physically happens in the brain to cause vegetative state and other so-called ‘disorders of consciousness.’
Two Western professors’ research into the early detection of breast cancer are part of eight innovative new projects across the country that will share more than $3.2 million in funding from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
By investigating extremely detailed images of Mars, Western researchers have discovered further evidence linking subsurface volatiles, such as water or ice, to previously recognized (but thought to be rare) pits on the Martian surface.
Innovation solutions from two Western scientists have received new funding from the Canadian Cancer Society. The grants were two of 28 representing a $5.4 million investment across the country announced today.
Eight Western students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students.
Western University planetary geologist Gordon ‘Oz’ Osinski and his research team will be joined by Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen in the Canadian Arctic to investigate a possible new meteorite impact crater which, in turn, will help prepare for future international missions to the Moon or Mars.
Gently cradling a 5,000-year-old cuneiform clay tablet from Ur, Andrew Nelson wishes he could peel back the layers to find out what makes up this first-generation iPad. And thanks to a new microCT scanner at Western’s Sustainable Archaeology Repository (SAR), the Anthropology professor has done just that.
One of the world’s best-known cognitive neuroscientists, Stanislas Dehaene, will visit Western on Monday, May 7, where he will deliver a public lecture, “Education Matters: Literacy, Numeracy and the Developing Brain.”
Sometimes it takes students to help other students. Even if they’re half a world apart.
Western neuroscientist wins Grammy award While she didn’t share the stage with Bruce Springsteen or Adele at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, Jessica Grahn is now a Grammy winner. Grahn, a neuroscientist at Western, has been awarded a grant from the Grammy Foundation...
Andrew Peterson of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy explores support for veterans regardless of moral concerns about warfare.
While she didn’t share the stage with Bruce Springsteen or Adele at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, Jessica Grahn is now a Grammy winner.
Psychology professor John Meyer and Robarts Research Institute scientist Terry Peters have been awarded the 2012 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.
The brainchild of Western Medical Biophysics professors Jerry Battista and Kevin Jordan, the DeskCAT – a miniature CT (Computed Tomography) scanner small enough to sit on a counter – brings a novel and interactive method to teach CT imaging techniques to a wide range of students.
Biophysics professors at Western University have developed a CT (Computed Tomography) scanner small enough to sit on a desk.
Mel Goodale is relentlessly interested in how our brain enables us to understand the world.
Anita Hill’s story didn’t end in 1991. But it didn’t begin there either. Hill will deliver her Centre for American Studies Speakers’ Series lecture at 5 p.m. today in Conron Hall, University College, Room 224.
If anyone knows the ins and outs of the commercialization of
imaging technology it’s Aaron Fenster.