Latest University of Western Ontario Stories

2009-12-09 11:25:00

Recent studies show that one in three Canadians suffer from stress and the number is on the rise, but stress isn't a new problem.

2009-11-30 11:27:28

For the first time, scientists at The University of Western Ontario have shown that insects exposed to repeated periods of cold will trade reproduction for immediate survival.

2009-10-18 08:10:00

When Tony Garchinski heard a loud crash just after 9 pm on Friday, September 25 he didn’t think much of it.

2009-10-08 07:05:00

Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor that was approximately 100 times brighter than a full moon.

2009-09-06 07:30:00

Five million students will return to Canadian schools this month. If nothing changes at least a million will fail to graduate high school.

2009-09-02 15:16:29

Except in clumsy moments, we rarely knock over the box of cereal or glass of orange juice as we reach for our morning cup of coffee. New research at The University of Western Ontario has helped unlock the mystery of how our brain allows us to avoid these undesired objects.

2009-07-13 11:08:00

A flavonoid derived from citrus fruit has shown tremendous promise for preventing weight gain and other signs of metabolic syndrome which can lead to Type 2 Diabetes and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

2009-07-01 12:44:03

Scientists said an HIV/AIDS vaccine developed at Canada's University of Western Ontario is ready for the first phase of human trials. Officials at Sumagen Co. Ltd., the manufacturer of the vaccine, said they have submitted an investigational new drug application to the U.S.

2009-05-28 11:29:27

Sipping wine, beer or spirits three to four times per week increases the risk of binge drinking, particularly among young men, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction.

2009-05-28 09:59:22

Lessons learned at the Canadian-run military hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan could help surgeons prepare for civilian disasters, according to a London, Ontario physician who has served two tours at the hospital.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.