December, 2009

Call for Collaboration - Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Interested faculty members are invited to gather January 12 to discuss involvement in the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership. … (Read More)

In memoriam - Dr. John Brown

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dr. John Brown, of the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Chair of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO)died suddenly on December 21. … (Read More)

Discovery@Robarts Issue 1.3 online now

Monday, December 21, 2009

Discovery@Robarts is an e-newsletter to keep you informed of the latest research news and information from Robarts Research Institute. … (Read More)

Physiology & Pharmacology Chair renewed

Thursday, December 17, 2009

We are delighted to announce the renewal of Dr. Jane Rylett in her role as Chair of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Nanocomposites could change diabetes treatment

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Diabetics may soon be able to wear contact lenses that continuously alert them to variations in their glucose levels by changing colours - replacing the need to routinely draw blood throughout the day. … (Read More)

New Vice-President (External) at Western

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kevin Goldthorp, Chief Executive Officer of Toronto's Sunnybrook Foundation, is being welcomed back to The University of Western Ontario, this time in the role as Vice-President (External). … (Read More)

Cognitive therapy key to tackling depression

Monday, December 14, 2009

New research from The University of Western Ontario shows why people suffering from depression may have a far greater hope of finding lasting relief by receiving cognitive therapy, rather than simply taking antidepressants. … (Read More)

Kenya Climate Blog

Friday, December 11, 2009

Climate change, resource use and population increases all threaten the Lake Naivasha region of Kenya. … (Read More)

BMSc student among top student-athletes

Thursday, December 10, 2009

With a 95% average, Cassandra Welten is as gifted in the classroom as she is on the ice with the Western Mustangs women's hockey team. … (Read More)

Adams to receive Canadian Liver Foundation Gold Medal

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dr. Paul Adams has been selected to receive the 2010 Canadian Liver Foundation/Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver Gold Medal for sustained excellence in liver-related research. … (Read More)

Studying ancient hairs answers questions about stress

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Recent studies show that one in three Canadians suffer from stress and the number is on the rise. But stress isn't a new problem. While the physiological state wasn't properly named until the 1930s, new research from The University of Western Ontar … (Read More)

Why cancer cells just won't die

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

When cells experience DNA damage, they'll try to repair it. But if that fails, the damaged cells are supposed to self-destruct, a process called apoptosis. A cancer researcher at Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario has … (Read More)

Infection & Immunity Seminar Series

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Infection & Immunity Seminar Series presents Dr. Sean Whelan of Harvard University. His topic will be "Cell biology of the entry and replication of vesicular stomatitis virus." Thursday, December 10th--10:30am DSB 3008 … (Read More)

Songbirds & the Brain

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is presenting a lecture entitled "What songbirds can teach us about learning and the brain" by guest speaker Dr. Allison J. Doupe, from the University of California, San Francisco. … (Read More)

Western receives $19 million from Ontario Research Fund

Monday, December 7, 2009

A dozen University of Western Ontario research projects, including six from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, have received $19-million from the Ontario Research Fund. … (Read More)