Lisa Saksida, co-director of BrainsCAN, has been named one of Canada’s WXN Top 100, a recognition of women who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.
Dr. Qingping Feng is tantalizingly close to learning whether the sepsis treatment he has worked on for more than two decades will ultimately help save millions of lives.
A student’s idea – brought from concept to testing by a host of Western experts – has the potential to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and lead to a safer working environment for health-care professionals.
Adolescents are the greatest consumers of calorie-rich ‘junk’ foods. During puberty, many children have an insatiable appetite as rapid growth requires lots of energy. Heightened metabolism and growth spurts can protect against obesity, to an extent. But excessively eating high-calorie junk foods and increasingly sedentary lifestyles can outweigh any metabolic protection.
A pair of Western-led lung imaging studies, including one performed in non-identical twin patients with lifelong asthma, have shown that airway defects in the lungs of asthmatic patients are like fingerprints –they have a unique pattern and maintain that pattern over time.
As a neuroscientist my research centres on how modern day ‘obesogenic,’ or obesity-promoting, diets change the brain. I want to understand how what we eat alters our behaviour and whether brain changes can be mitigated by other lifestyle factors.
Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, along with an international team of researchers, looks to provide relief or millions around the globe by pairing brain stimulation with artificial intelligence and big data to uncover the role of genetics in successfully treating mental illness.
Western researchers have moved a step closer to identifying a ‘brain fingerprint’ for consciousness – a discovery that will unlock further understanding into why some patients, presumed to be vegetative, are still aware of the world them.
Spending hours and hours deep in your work? Find out how to use your free time as an escape when Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor David Spence takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology – ascending aortic aneurysms. Now, researchers are digging deeper into the cause of these aneurysms looking to unlock possible ways of preventing them and saving thousands of lives.
A North American team of researchers, co-lead by a Western professor, hopes their work will ultimately lead to treatments that reduce infections, pain, and hospitalizations for millions of Crohn’s disease sufferers around the world.
Nine Western alumni and one faculty member were named among 103 new appointments to the Order of Canada, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently announced.
In a milestone for the university, every faculty at Western now has at least one Innovation Ambassador whose job it is to help share and cultivate all these ideas and values.
A new rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University is revolutionizing food safety testing by producing results within hours, not days.
On Nov. 19, Susan and David Axelrod will join scientists, researchers and community members for the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner hosted by Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of epilepsy.
Tens of thousands of ALS patients and their caregivers could see their lives improve thanks to a $2.5-million gift from the Temerty Foundation.
Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention;...
For the first time, researchers have been able to correlate a group’s self-reported feelings of stress and trauma with biological evidence of that stress. A study co-authored by Western researchers analyzed the concentration of cortisol – the so-called stress hormone...
Instead of prescribing a broad-spectrum antibiotic, like a tiny nuclear missile that indiscriminately kills both bad and good bacteria, Greg Gloor is working on developing a targeted molecular weapon that will combat only the body’s most detrimental, infectious...
As 2017 winds down, Western News brings you a list of book recommendations from members of our campus community. Included are the year’s favourite reads from students, staff, faculty and alumni.