Exploring how kidney failure impacts the body’s systems
For patients currently on kidney dialysis, several medications are prescribed to control such things as diabetes, hypertension and infection. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Brad Urquhart is looking at how the body reacts to these drugs and how the doses can be optimized by physicians (Read More)
The Department launches an exciting new graduate program. In the Accelerated MSc entry option, students acquire research experience and experimental results through the “Advanced Research in Physiology and Pharmacology” course (Phys 4999E or Pharm 4999E). These data and competencies can be used towards the MSc program requirements. The Accelerated MSc option also allows registration in the MSc program as early as May 1st, following completion of the undergraduate degree. As a result, students also have the opportunity for early completion, relative to the traditional MSc program offered by the Department. Similar to the conventional MSc program, students in the Accelerated MSc option can transfer to the PhD program. (read more).
CIHR Operating Grant results announced
Congratulations to our faulty on their CIHR funding.
Arthur Brown, "Investigating the role of SOX9 in recovery from spinal cord injury". 5 years, $131,134.
Fetal exposure to nicotine increases long-term risk of obesity
Research led by Daniel Hardy, PhD, has shown that nicotine during pregnancy, whether from smoking or nicotine replacement therapy, causes a wide range of long-term adverse reactions for the offspring, including an increased risk of obesity by influencing the liver to produce more triglyceride. … (Read More)
Dr. Qingping Feng identifies potential new treatments for sepsis
Sepsis is the leading cause of in-hospital death and there is no specific treatment for it. Now, research led by Dr. Qingping Feng of Western University suggests a protein called recombinant human annexin A5 may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of this disease. The paper is published in advance, online in Critical Care Medicine.
Sepsis is caused by an overwhelming immune response to an existing infection. It’s estimated there are 18 million cases annually worldwide. The mortality rate is 30 to 40 per cent for severe sepsis and 40 to 80 per cent for septic shock. Dr. Feng, a professor in the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Medicine at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute is particularly interested in how sepsis causes cardiac dysfunction. (read more)
Christopher Pack, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery & Physiology
Montreal Neurological Institute - McGill University
"A sensorimotor role for traveling waves in primate visual cortex"
Monday March 10th at 4:00 pm
Dental Science Building Rm. 2016
Featured Grad Paper
Explore Physiology and Pharmacology in the BMSc program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Learn about labs and courses from current students and gain a greater understanding of Physiology and Pharmacology from faculty members.
Watch Dr. Seguin discuss her research on diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Explore the work of Dr. Adrian Owen, from Western's Brain and Mind Institute!
Learn how virtual reality can be used for assisting in mobility rehabilitation!