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February, 2012 Articles

Could “Feeding” Cancer Stop It From Spreading?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dr Geoffrey Pickering’s theory is that starving tumours may actually make them more aggressive, rather than less. With a $200,000 Innovation Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society, he will test his idea which, if correct, could revolutionize the way cancer patients are treated. … (Read More)

Schulich Students develop a novel way to teach interdisciplinary care

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A unique board game developed by a group of students at Western University will help bridge gaps between various health disciplines to better educate students about their roles in interdisciplinary health teams. … (Read More)

Cardiac MRI shown to improve diagnosis in patients with life-threatening arrhythmias

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New research from Western University has demonstrated the benefits of performing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) in cases where patients have been resuscitated after Sudden Cardiac Death or enter hospital suffering from ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat rhythm). … (Read More)

Johnson wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Friday, February 10, 2012

Western University professor Marjorie Johnson has been awarded the highest teaching honour in Canada – a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Teaching in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry … (Read More)

Grant eyes Rwandan health care

Friday, February 10, 2012

Building on a decade-long relationship, Western University researchers and their partners in Rwanda are looking to construct a better health-care system for some of the most vulnerable in the central African nation. … (Read More)

Kang among jubilee honourees

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dr. Chil-Yong Kang was named today to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal. Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, to present the medals. Kang was honoured for advancing scientific research and his dedication to finding a preventative vaccine for HIV. … (Read More)

Hungry for Change - Tickets Available

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hungry for Change, a club run by Schulich medical students, will be holding its main fundraising event on March 8 - Hungry for Change 2012 Gala Dinner: "South Sudan: Challenges for the World's Newest Country." … (Read More)

Western professor explores possible “safe and effective” anti-cancer therapy

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New findings discovered by an international research team may lead to a safe and effective anti-cancer therapy. A report published online today in the journal Cell Reports, co-authored by Dr. Dean Betts of Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry … (Read More)