October 23, 2019 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.
October 01, 2019 Steven Laviolette, PhD, and his research team including Vanier Scholar Roger Hudson have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis.
September 13, 2019 New research from Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo’s lab shows that eye movement directly influences the brain signals in the part of the brain responsible for new memory formation and recall.
August 15, 2019 Dr. Lena Palaniyappan has been appointed as the Endowed Tanna Schulich Chair of Neurosciences & Mental Health, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024.
August 14, 2019 It is with great sadness that we share news of the unexpected passing of Michael Poulter, PhD, professor in Physiology and Pharmacology, Clinical Neurological Sciences and scientist at Robarts Research Institute. Poulter was a devoted scientist and teacher whose contributions to the School and the research community will be greatly missed.
June 04, 2019 An implantable device is restoring movement for Parkinson’s patients. "For them to go from being home-bound to being able to go on trips to the mall and have vacations is remarkable," said Dr. Mandar Jog.
April 16, 2019 A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer from some level of related cognitive dysfunction that currently goes undetected in most cases.
March 25, 2019 A new grant from CIHR in collaboration with the EU consortium has provided a total of $2.1 million to establish a network of research centres focused on personalized medicine for mental disorders. In collaboration with five European centres, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan will be collecting brain scans and genetic information from more than 60,000 patients in order to understand the relationship between genetics and brain development.
February 14, 2019 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentitry professors Tim Bussey and Marco Prado are enthusiastic about an open-science initiative – named MouseBytes – that highlights international collaboration among rodent-cognition researchers.
January 09, 2019 The research team used a technique that combined multiple brain imaging measures to be able to look at structural and functional information at the same time. The result was a much more sensitive and complete picture of concussion injury.
January 07, 2019 Renowned Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen has been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) as part of the 2019 New Year’s Honours list recognizing “the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people” across the United Kingdom.