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Cold cricket case could defrost mysteries of changing climate


Monday, November 26, 2012
Biologists from Western University have discovered that insects recover from chill-coma by getting water and salt back where it belongs. These findings, published online today by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), not only identify the very mechanisms that drive insect movement at low temperatures but will lead to a better understanding of agriculture management, biodiversity and climate change. 

Amit Chakma re-appointed to second term


Friday, November 23, 2012
Western University’s Board of Governors has re-appointed President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma to a second five-year term, ending on June 30, 2019. The unanimous action comes a year and a half before the current term’s expiration on June 30, 2014. 

Western-led team delivers world-first ethics guidelines for cluster randomized trials


Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Ottawa Statement on the Ethical Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials provides researchers and research ethics committees with detailed guidance on the ethical design, conduct, and review of cluster randomized trials (CRTs). Published in the current edition of PLoS Medicine, this marks the first time dedicated ethical guidelines have been established for CRTs and it is expected that these recommendations will become part of research ethics policies and practice around the world. 

Science meets Hollywood: Spinal cord research shares the spotlight with Alec Baldwin


Friday, November 16, 2012
Science meets Hollywood on Monday, November 19th as Western University’s Robarts Research Institute presents the latest in spinal cord injury research in a symposium and public forum, culminating in the presentation of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine at the Leaders in Innovation Dinner featuring actor Alec Baldwin.   

Classes Without Quizzes features Parkinson's disease expert


Friday, November 9, 2012
One of the country's foremost authorities on Parkinson's disease is the featured speaker at Western University's next Classes Without Quizzes public lecture. 
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