October 24, 2016 An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person’s ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering display.
October 13, 2016 While there is no cure for frontotemporal dementia (FTD), one Western researcher is looking to mitigate symptoms of the disease for patients and, in turn, lessen the heavy burden faced by caregivers.
July 22, 2016 From developing state-of-the-art techniques to image bones and joints while in motion, to helping more people receive a kidney transplant, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have been awarded close to $30 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). More than half of that funding was awarded to five projects through CIHR's new foundation grants.
July 22, 2016 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is proud to share that almost $30 million in CIHR funding was awarded to its researchers in the latest round of competition.
34 projects were funded across the School, Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute including $14.8 million in project grants, and more than $15 million in foundation grants. Congratulations to all of the successful applicants.
June 28, 2016 The program celebrated the success it has had over the past quarter of a century by bringing together students, trainees, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and alumni at its Neuroscience 25th Anniversary Research Day on May 27.
June 23, 2016 A new study from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. The findings show that long-term suppression of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine results in dementia-like changes in the brain.
May 24, 2016 For patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm tremor. Now, technology developed in London provides a personalized therapy that is giving new hope for these patients.
May 05, 2016 Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry demonstrate that a chemical found in marijuana called cannabidiol affects the brain in a way that makes it an ideal treatment option for schizophrenia.
April 12, 2016 We are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence award recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award. It is with great pride that we honour these talented and dedicated individuals. We look forward to celebrating each of them at the Celebration of Excellence event, May 19, at the Great Hall.
April 05, 2016 Follow your heart because a new study from Western University shows that your memories already do. Investigators at Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute have discovered that signals from inside your body can affect memories.
March 09, 2016 As the Western Research Chair for Motor Control and Computational Neuroscience, and part of the Brain and Mind Institute, Diedrichsen explores how the brain produces movement, particularly for the hand, in hopes of unlocking better treatments for stroke victims, spinal cord damage and other motor control disorders.
February 24, 2016 Dr. Stephen Pasternak is one of 6 new recipients of the recent competition. CRSG provides approximately $250,000 in seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams.
February 10, 2016 Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers Eric Arts and Andrew Pruszynski on being named Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Arts has been named Tier 1 CRC in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control, and Pruszynski has been named Tier 2 CRC in Sensorimotor Neuroscience.
February 01, 2016 The Prado lab is working hard to understand the biology behind Alzheimer's disease. A recent publication in the Journal of Neuroscience shows a promising new potential therapeutic target that could decrease cognitive dysfunction in the disease...
January 22, 2016 With media coverage of PTSD on the rise, the acronym has become a common household term. Drs. Paul Frewen and Ruth Lanius want to use events like Bell Let's Talk Day to shed light on the role traumatic life events can play in mental health issues.
January 20, 2016 Researchers have published a study showing the significant, long-term impacts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive component in marijuana – on the adolescent brain.
January 14, 2016 Robarts scientists Marco Prado, PhD and Vania Prado, DDS, PhD, along with their lab and collaborator Michael Jackson from The University of Manitoba, have shown that this particular gene, TRPM2, is responsible for coding a protein linked to toxicity in Alzheimer’s.