December 23, 2019 The Western University scientist has used fMRI to help people once diagnosed “vegetative” follow commands, acknowledge where they are and with whom, and answer questions like, “are you in pain,” by decoding their brain activity.
September 26, 2019 Canadian researchers think mutations in 1 gene are likely responsible for an increased risk of Parkinson disease (PD), as well as Crohn and leprosy, according to results of an animal study published this week in Science Translational Medicine. The leucine-rich repeat kinase-2 (LRRK2) gene has been linked with PD, leprosy, and Crohn, which all share inflammation as a common factor. LRRK2 is mutated in about 2% of patients with PD.
September 10, 2019 Dr. Christopher Watling has been appointed Director for the Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for a five-year term effective January 1, 2020.
August 07, 2019 A London youth was the first paediatric patient in Ontario to receive a robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure that was performed by the Paediatric Epilepsy Program at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).
July 09, 2019 Please join us in congratulating Dr. David Spence on his appointment to the Order of Canada. This award is one of our country's highest honours and recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service.
April 12, 2019 Many patients experience mental fog or difficulty concentrating after they are treated in hospital intensive care units, even when their illnesses or injuries are not brain related. And according to the authors of a new study, these cognitive problems are more common than previously thought.
March 12, 2019 London hospitals and research teams have come together with Canon Medical in an effort to advance medical imaging technology and improve patient care. Seven of Canon Medical's newest and most advanced Computed Tomography (CT) scanners are coming to London. CT is used to provide critical diagnostic information, incorporating thousands of ultra low-dose, high-resolution x-ray images to create complete images of the body and its organs. Dr. Narinder Paul is chief of the Department of Medical Imaging at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine, LHSC and St. Joseph’s and says, “We will help them design the imaging equipment of the future that our patients need, driven by our understanding of what our patients need. And they will invest in London to help us do that process."
February 11, 2019 New research has shown that the spinal cord is able to process and control complex functions, like the positioning of your hand in external space. 'This research has shown that a least one important function is being done at the level of the spinal cord and it opens up a whole new area of investigation.
January 30, 2019 A recent Canadian Medical Association survey with more than 2,500 physicians and 400 resident doctors across the country found that residents are the most vulnerable to develop depression and burnout. Dr. Caroline Just shares her take as a neurology resident in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences.