December 05, 2019
Rachel Eddy, PhD Candidate, has received the inaugural Brian Keith Reid Scholarship Award, recognizing academic achievement and research merit.
December 04, 2019
Two lung imaging studies from Robarts Research Institute scientists, including one performed in non-identical twin patients with life-long asthma, have shown that airway defects in the lungs of asthmatic patients are like thumbprints – they have a unique pattern and maintain that pattern over time.
November 28, 2019
When Jessica Prodger, PhD, began researching HIV in Uganda in the mid-2000s, antiretroviral medication was only just being made widely available in the country.
October 10, 2019
In his landmark 2006 study, Western University’s renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his collaborators showed for the first time ever that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients who appear to be entirely vegetative and can even allow some of these individuals to communicate their thoughts and wishes to the outside world.
October 04, 2019
Today, the Ontario government announced $2.2 million in support of research at Western University. The funds support important health research projects at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry through the Early Researcher Awards and the Ontario Research Fund (ORF) Infrastructure Fund.
October 01, 2019
Why do some patients undergoing cutting-edge cancer immunotherapy respond, while others don’t? How can the DNA-editing tool CRISPR improve these therapies? And once a patient is treated with CRISPR-modified immunotherapy, where do those cells go in the body?
September 27, 2019
Congratulations to Terry Peters, PhD, who was awarded the 2019 Gold medal from The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP).
September 18, 2019
Lung imaging scientist Grace Parraga, PhD, weighs in on the dangers of vaping.
September 12, 2019
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) – considered the most promising and emerging imaging technology of the past 20 years – has arrived at Robarts Research Institute.
September 10, 2019
Robarts scientist Ravi Menon, PhD, has been named among the newest Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), elected by his peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement.
September 04, 2019
A new study in collaboration between Robarts Research Institute and St. Michael's Hospital sheds light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect against heart disease.
August 20, 2019
When others had given up, Dr. Daniel Rader kept digging. He was searching for a treatment that could help patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic condition that causes dangerously high levels of cholesterol.
August 14, 2019
It is with great sadness that we share news of the unexpected passing of Michael Poulter, PhD, professor in Physiology and Pharmacology and scientist at Robarts Research Institute.
July 31, 2019
The Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation facility (ImPaKT) was officially opened at Western University this week.
July 12, 2019
Robarts scientists were awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in the latest project grant competition.
June 27, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. David Spence, BA’65, MD’70, who has been appointed to the Order of Canada along with 83 outstanding individuals from across the country.
June 25, 2019
They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology – ascending aortic aneurysms.
June 17, 2019
Congratulations to Robarts scientists Corey Baron, PhD, Grace Parraga, PhD, and Marco Prado, PhD, who have been named among Western’s nine new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs).
June 04, 2019
A new study shows how the brain controls what information becomes memories and the role diet and obesity play in these formations.
May 22, 2019
For the over one million Canadians who are living with traumatic brain injury, the likelihood of developing epilepsy increases significantly because of their injury. When faced with stress or anxiety, that likelihood increases even more dramatically. While clinically this is a well-known phenomenon, exactly what is occurring in the brain to cause this relationship has always been unclear.
May 21, 2019
Robarts scientist Jane Rylett, PhD, has been appointed as the new Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute of Health Research's Institute of Aging, effective August 1, 2019.
May 14, 2019
Robarts scientist Corey Baron, PhD, has received funding as part of the federal government's New Frontiers in Research Fund. His project received $250,000/two years and will look at the microstructural imaging of concussion.
May 03, 2019
For the estimated 21,000 Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer annually, the answer to potential treatments may soon be as simple as a urine test, according to one Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry graduate student.
April 17, 2019
Congratulations to Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, scientist at Robarts Research Institute and assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology who has been awarded the J.A.F. Stevenson award from the Canadian Physiological Society.
April 09, 2019
New technology developed at Robarts Research Institute is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynaecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer.
March 29, 2019
As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2019 Awards of Excellence London and Windsor Campus recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.
March 27, 2019
Ron Vander, Facility Manager at Robarts, is being honoured with a 2019 Western Green Award, recognizing his positive contributions to sustainability on campus.
March 26, 2019
Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Scientific & Executive Director at Robarts, has received the 2019 Midwest Lipid Association (MWLA) Chapter Service Award, recognizing her outstanding work and dedication to the Chapter.
March 25, 2019
Robarts trainees Christopher Leclerc, MESc Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, and Jeffrey Levine, MSc Candidate in Physiology and Pharmacology, took home a top prize at the Proteus Innovation Competition.
March 20, 2019
A new grant from CIHR in collaboration with the EU consortium has provided a total of $2.1 million to establish a network of research centres focused on personalized medicine for mental disorders.
March 12, 2019
An announcement made today at Western University will mean longer-term stable funding of equipment for innovative research across Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
March 12, 2019
A new multi-million dollar partnership in local medical imaging technology will bring state-of-the-art research equipment to Robarts Research Institute and allow research findings to be brought to patient bedsides more rapidly and readily than ever before.
February 19, 2019
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Dr. Gérard Marcel Guiraudon on February 14, 2019.
February 12, 2019
We often think of our brains as being at the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out it is smarter than we think.
January 29, 2019
Robarts scientist Timothy Scholl, PhD, has been renewed as an Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) Investigator for a five-year term. Scholl's innovations in magnetic resonance spectroscopy incorporate the development and application of novel imaging methods to the study of cellular metabolism, including characterization of tissue pH and sodium concentrations.
January 25, 2019
Health researchers in London were awarded more than $10 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), with $7.3 million supporting projects through Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and $2.8 million through Lawson Health Research Institute.