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Western-led study shows cannabis use in teens linked with anxiety, memory loss

December 20, 2022

Research finds chronic adolescent cannabis exposure may harm emotional and cognitive brain development

Stroke and ischemic brain injury

Breaking new ground on ‘untapped’, alternative brain imaging technique

October 03, 2022

A new research group is paving Western’s way into a domain with potentially life-changing implications for our access to brain scanning ...

Parkinson's disease

Western graduate students secure funding for Parkinson’s research

September 01, 2022

Western’s BrainsCAN and Mitacs work with the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario to provide additional funding opportunities for graduate ...

RIKEN CBS Summer Program Examines Architecture of the Brain

August 23, 2022

From July 4-8, early-career researchers from around the world gathered virtually for RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS)’s Summer Program

Western tests minds of The Amazing Race Canada teams during neuroscience challenge

August 16, 2022

The Amazing Race Canada is airing on CTV all summer long. On August 16, racers made their way to Western University where viewers got a glimpse of ...

Western research finds insight into memory consolidation through sleep

August 11, 2022

New research from Western University neuroscientists, in collaboration with clinicians in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at London Health Sciences ...

Western neuroscientists weigh in on maintaining a healthy brain

July 21, 2022

Many of us understand what it takes to maintain a healthy body, but what does it take to maintain a healthy brain? As the most complex organ in ...

New study explores infection effect on fetal brain development

July 21, 2022

Western researchers probe how mother’s immune response affects risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Western researcher’s old cargo bicycle embarks on new journey for charity

July 15, 2022

Ark Aid Mission is a community-based organization in London that creates tools and services to help people in need.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Paving paths for equity, diversity, and inclusion at Western and beyond

June 28, 2022

Harrison has led the charge at BrainsCAN for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)

Learning and Learning Disorders

Causes and consequences of math anxiety in children

June 27, 2022

In this webinar, Western University Professor, Dr. Daniel Ansari joined TVDSB System Principal, Scott Askey to discuss the latest research on math ...

BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Associate receives CIHR Fellowship

June 20, 2022

DeVuono was one of six Western University trainees to receive a CIHR Fellowship in the 2022 round, and the only researcher in cognitive ...

Western, McGill team up in new neuroscience initiative

May 10, 2022

Two of the world’s most accomplished neuroscience research initiatives at McGill and Western University have combined their expertise to ...


Finding treatments for brain diseases

March 31, 2022

Western neuroscientists and neurologists are combining efforts to develop more efficient ways to test the effectiveness of medication for ...

Brain Trauma, Mental Health, Neurodevelopment

Q&A with Priya Kalra: Peering inside the Brain

March 14, 2022

Talking, moving, solving problems – everything we do in life is linked to our brain. Connected to the rest of the body by receptors, the ...

Aging, Parkinson's disease

New research targets faster diagnosis for Parkinson’s patients

March 11, 2022

Five years ago, Alice Jones* noticed she was having trouble wiggling her toes and using her left shoulder for everyday tasks like washing her ...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Western women share reflections on International Women’s Day

March 07, 2022

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Western News asked some of Western’s women leaders and professionals to reflect on what ...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Volunteer work helps girls find passion for AI

February 11, 2022

Jie Mei has always been passionate about understanding how the brain works. Her interest in computer science, artificial intelligence (AI) and ...

Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's Disease

BrainsCAN survey shows Alzheimer Society support leads to $1.3B in health-care savings

January 27, 2022

A new survey report from Western University’s BrainsCAN, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, found programs and services ...

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