Organs for live-saving transplants are normally transported in ice-packed coolers. A new box developed at Western shows there’s a better, safer way.
A new study shows that both surgery and in-hospital addictions counselling can significantly reduce mortality in injection drug users with serious heart valve infections.
You can’t describe Sophie Cowin without more than a mention of the epilepsy that relentlessly threatens her life. But you also can’t define the 17-year-old solely by her seizures.
Thanks to funding from the federal government, Western will be the home of the newly established Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet), part of the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).
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.
For Tom Cheung, the game-changer was a project in his final year of university.
Combining two common brain tumour treatments could lead to greater results, according to preliminary data from Western Oncology professor Dr. Barbara Fisher.
“The bottom line is concussions suck.”
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.
Early this week, Western welcomes two Chinese universities to campus in hopes of exploring broader partnerships.
There is no cure for tremor.