Dr. Douglas Fraser recognized for breakthroughs in COVID and brain injury research
Waterloo, Western universities team up to help drive health innovation and job creation
Jane Rylett pursuing knowledge to address geriatric health-care challenges at helm of Institute of Aging
Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop lauds Western research excellence during labs tour
A team of Western scientists and clinicians is combining powerful brain imaging tools with Alzheimer’s and epilepsy expertise to better understand the effects of COVID-19 on the brain.
MRIs show subtle changes in the brains of patients with early-onset dementia, a finding that could lead to treatments for emotional processing deficits.
Like a small airport trying to handle too much air traffic, parts of the brain not meant to process language are trying to perform this complex job in patients with psychosis.
By using re-engineered cancer cells to deliver treatment to tumour sites, a team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is rethinking cell therapy
Ting-Yim Lee’s imaging software is an example of cutting-edge technology applied to improving health care.
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.