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’Incredible progress:’ Western neuroscientists reveal thoughts of brain-injured patients

Life Sciences - Jul 22
Life Sciences

Adrian Owen and Karnig Kazazian use brain activity patterns to predict survival rates of ICU patients The very thought of being 'locked in' following a brain injury or even aware during general anesthesia induces fear because it awakens the classic terror trope of being buried alive. But what does it mean to be awake, but entirely unable to respond, and what can this tell us about consciousness itself?

Environment - Jul 19

Madagascar field course rooted in relationships, reciprocity

Environment

When Andrew Walsh was a master's student, he travelled to Madagascar for a research project.

Seismic activity in metro Vancouver mapped out for risk analysis, urban planning

Earth Sciences

Sheri Molnar and her team have collected earthquake relevant data at more than 2,300 locations across Canada's third-largest city centre While earthqu

Health - Jul 12

Schulich student researcher helps prepare for next pandemic

When he received the offer to fly across the world to build a universal COVID-19 vaccine with a researcher at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Cody Hird didn't hesitate to pack his bags.

Health - Jul 5

Western researchers aim to change contraceptive technology with new iron IUDs

Health

When chemistry professor Samantha Gateman realized there was no non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) on the market without significant side effects, she became inspired to make a change.

Health - Jul 2

Improve sleep and combat dementia

Health

In a step toward combating dementia, Western researchers have received a $1.1 million grant from the Weston Family Foundation to explore the potential of gentle brain-synched sounds to improve sleep and memory performance in older adults. The method, which involves playing those gentle sounds during sleep, is called phase-locked auditory stimulation.

Health - Jun 28

Arts-based research deepens understanding of intimate partner violence in pregnancy

Health

Groundbreaking study led by Western nursing prof used paintings, poetry to show resilience resulting from trauma-and violence-informed care A study le

Health - Jun 27

Vaccination may reduce memory loss from COVID-19 infections 

Western's Dr. Robyn Klein collaborated on study pinpointing a driver of COVID-induced cognitive changes Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10 to 30 per cent of the general population has experienced some form o

Music - Jul 17

Toy Story: Western musicology researcher explores sounds of childhood in the 1950s

Music

At first glance, Ala Krivov 's doctoral research may look like child's play. And recently, when her work took her to The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, it was.

Marine Biomass Innovation: Western-led project seeks sustainable, entrepreneurial solutions in fishing industry

Imagine finding a way to repurpose salmon heads in agricultural or cosmetic products or developing a health-care solution using protein found in eels.

Western researchers study queer art, hidden history

Social Sciences

For Amy Keating, sharing the joy - not just the struggle - of the queer community is part of the power of art.

Chemistry - Jul 3

Goodbye, counterfeit: Western team develops material to quash forgery

Counterfeiters are getting increasingly more sophisticated in forging everything from diplomas and currency to medications and artwork.

Career - Jul 2

Ivey research explores role of allies in shaping inclusive workplaces

Career

In Canada, the concept of allyship has emerged as a pivotal strategy for firms striving to meet their equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) goals.

Environment - Jun 28

A new trajectory: Climate change rapidly impacting Canadian agriculture

Environment

New techniques and technologies needed to manage shifts in growing seasons, crop yields, weather and pests The planet is getting warmer and climate ch

Innovation - Jun 24

AI system built by Western prof transforms London job portal

Innovation

When computer science professor Anwar Haque first connected with the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), the organization and its member c