December 12, 2016
A team of researchers at Western University, including Robarts scientist Caroline Schild-Poulter, PhD, is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9.
November 11, 2016
Actor, director and science advocate Alan Alda learned about the innovative chronic lung disease research taking place at Robarts.
October 24, 2016
Famed medical researcher Dr. Henry Barnett, co-founder of the Robarts Research Institute, who served as its first scientific director, died peacefully in the company of family on October 20, 2016.
October 11, 2016
Dr. Neil Duggal is on of the newest recipients of the Dean's Research Initiative Grant.
September 14, 2016
Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, sat down with Business London to talk about her first year as Scientific and Executive Director, and plans for Robart's community engagement and strategic plan.
September 12, 2016
Western University's BrainsCAN initiative received a substantial $66 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), providing a significant boost to ongoing research in cognitive neuroscience and imaging at Western.
August 10, 2016
It was the belief that she could shake it off and get back in the game that ended 17-year-old Rowan Stringer’s life. She died after being hit in the head twice in less than a week while playing high school rugby.
July 25, 2016
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Geoffrey Pickering has been re-appointed as the Barnett-Ivey Heart & Stroke Chair in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020.
July 25, 2016
In this powerful video Rowan Stringer's parents and Lisa MacLeod, MPP, share Rowan's story as they work together to champion for concussion education.
July 18, 2016
Four Robarts researchers have been awarded Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), totaling more than $9.7 million. Almost $30 million in funding was also awarded through Project Grants to researchers at Robarts and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
July 14, 2016
Renowned asthma researchers awarded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine According to the Asthma Society of Canada, more than 2.5 million Canadians currently suffer from asthma, and asthma attacks are responsible for the largest number of childhood hospitalizations and lost days of productive work in Canada.
June 22, 2016
A new study from Robarts Research Institute is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
June 14, 2016
For epilepsy patients, stress and anxiety can exacerbate their condition; increasing the frequency and severity of seizures. Until now, it was unclear why this happened and what could be done to prevent it.
June 10, 2016
Congratulations to Jane Rylett, PhD, on her appointment as one of 15 Chairs of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) inaugural College of Reviewers.
June 03, 2016
Robarts scientist Dr. Lena Palaniyappan has shown that, with proper therapy, the brains of patients with schizophrenia may have the capacity to fight back against the illness.
June 02, 2016
Canadians, who suffer some of the world’s highest rates of Crohn’s disease, have a new treatment, thanks to London researchers.
May 11, 2016
Neuroscientists at Robarts Research Institute have developed a new virtual reality ‘toolbox’ that can be used to build video games with a unique capacity for teaching and testing both humans and animal models.
April 28, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Geoffrey Pickering, PhD'90, on receiving the Excellence in Basic Science Research Award as part of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's annual Alumni of Distinction Awards program.
April 21, 2016
Wataru Inoue, PhD, received a New Investigator Fellowship from the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.
April 14, 2016
Robarts researcher Ravi Menon, PhD, was featured by Canadians for Health Research as their Researcher of the Month for March.
March 24, 2016
Congratulations to Robarts scientists Stefan Everling, PhD, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Grace Parraga, PhD, Department of Medical Biophysics, on being selected as two of Western University's 2016 Faculty Scholars.
March 22, 2016
After taking part in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition heat, two Robarts trainees will be moving on to represent the School in Western University's Top 20 3MT Final.
March 17, 2016
It may seem odd when Robarts scientists Lisa Saksida, PhD, and Tim Bussey, PhD, talk about rewarding their mice with strawberry milkshakes for using an iPad properly. Yet, this unique approach to research may lead to improved therapies for degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.
March 09, 2016
For many, a concussion might seem quite black and white; a direct and damaging blow to the head. However, according to Dr. Arthur Brown of Western University’s Robarts Research Institute, what people need to understand is that even mild, unremarkable hits to the body or the head may result in a concussion.
February 29, 2016
The groundbreaking concussion research underway at Robarts was recently highlighted in an article by the New York Daily News. The article featured hockey legend Eric Lindros and shared his passion for promoting the work of Robarts scientist Arthur Brown, PhD.
February 17, 2016
Four Robarts scientists have received research funding as a result of the recent Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) competition.
February 10, 2016
Robarts scientist Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, was named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Neuroscience this month.