December, 2011

JAMA commentary contends vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A commentary by Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario and Dr. Meir Stampfer of the Harvard School of Public Health in today's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) argues that vitamin therapy still has a role to play in reducing stroke. … (Read More)

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Developed at The University of Western Ontario Proceeding to Human Clinical Trials

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start human clinical trials. … (Read More)

Million-dollar gift enriches lives in Africa

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thanks to a $1.06-million gift, The University of Western Ontario will expand its community-driven Western Heads East program that provides disease-fighting probiotic yogurt to people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. … (Read More)

Research identifies changes to the brain in patients with spinal cord compression

Friday, December 16, 2011

Research from The University of Western Ontario is now looking beyond spinal cord injuries in patients to better understand what is happening in the brain. While spinal degeneration is an unavoidable part of aging, for some it leads to compression of the spinal cord … (Read More)

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Seven universities, led by The University of Western Ontario, have been awarded a $600,000 catalyst grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create a national network to promote and enhance research on the body's immune system. … (Read More)

Rorabeck tapped as Royal College president

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cecil Rorabeck has been named president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He assumes the presidency in February 2013. "At the risk of using a cliché, it really is a great honour to be selected as the next president," Rorabeck says. … (Read More)

In Memoriam

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dr. Gary Ferguson received his Medical Degree in 1965 (cum laude) and his Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics in 1970 from the University of Western Ontario. He retired from Western as a Professor of Neurosurgery and Medical Biophysics having served as the Chief of Neurosurgery at University Hospital. … (Read More)

Schulich Windsor Medical Students turn OR waste into humanitarian aid

Monday, December 5, 2011

Medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Program are contributing to international medical aid, while improving sustainability efforts here at home. Called "Operation Green," students have collected open but unused surgical supplies from Windsor hospitals . . . … (Read More)