January, 2013

Western raises record-breaking donation

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Western celebrated the close of its 2012 United Way campaign Wednesday by revealing it had raised $746,101, the largest donation ever received by the United Way of London & Middlesex. … (Read More)

CFI awards $7.6 million to London projects

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Already home to some of the world's most sophisticated biomedical imaging equipment, London's research institutions received a significant financial boost this afternoon for imaging tools that improve bone, joint, heart and brain health, and allow for the development of MRI-friendly medical devices. … (Read More)

New genetic mutation for ALS identified

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dr. Michael Strong and colleagues have identified a new genetic mutation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), opening the door to future targeted therapies. … (Read More)

In memoriam -Alan Groom

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We are saddened to announce that Professor Emeritus and Former Chair of the Department of Medical Biophysics, Dr. Alan C. Groom,PhD, passed away January 9, 2013, only weeks after his beloved wife died. … (Read More)

Dean comments on top-flight researchers

Friday, January 11, 2013

These are scarce beasts if Alex Usher is to be believed. In a Globe and Mail op-ed, the Higher Education Strategy Associates president Alex Usher estimated only 100,000 truly high-profile scholars and academic scientists exist in the world. … (Read More)

Western team among unit earning NATO honour

Friday, January 11, 2013

For the last six years, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members Ray Kao, Brian Church and Vivian McAlister have spent numerous months in Afghanistan providing advanced surgical and medical care to coalition, Afghan civilian and enemy casualties. … (Read More)

"RePOOPulating" the gut an effective treatment for C. difficile

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gregory Gloor, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry is co-lead author on a new study that showed what they call "rePOOPulating" the gut with a stool substitute made from intestinal bacterial cultures may offer a new treatment option against a virulent strain of Clostridium difficile. … (Read More)

Flu fight heads into the New Year

Monday, January 7, 2013

With classes returning in the heart of flu season, the Western community is turning its attention to prevention. By all reports, flu season arrived early this year, and brought with it a spike in cases across the country. … (Read More)

Profiles of Excellence -- Arthur Brown: Passion and Progress

Monday, January 7, 2013

In this series premier of Profiles of Excellence: Research at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute, watch as Dr. Arthur Brown discusses his passion for spinal cord injury research. … (Read More)