At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much common ground between the study of astrophysics and research into microvasculature. The same thought occurred to Sachi Elkerton, a third year Physics and Astronomy student, when she was interviewed by Dr. Aaron Ward of the London Regional Cancer Centre for her science internship.
In the airport, predictable networks get a passenger’s luggage checked in, get them through security, get them on the plane and coordinate the plane’s takeoff from a clear runway. Similarly, your brain’s networks communicate with each other so that you can simultaneously walk, talk and think about lunch.
But what happens when expected information isn’t there?
The advent of ethical robotics
Aimee van Wynsberghe is helping shape the 'humans behind the robots'.
Western Media Relations - Research Creates Buzz for Understanding Intellectual Disability - To many, the common fruit fly is just a pest to be shooed away. For Western University professor Jamie Kramer, however, it’s a perfect model for examining the molecular goings-on behind brain processes like learning and memory.
Western Media Relations - Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images - The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) captured its first high resolution images of the Red Planet last week. The Swiss-led camera worked almost perfectly and has provided spectacular views of the surface.
Western News - Gold Medal provides ‘inspiration’ for future discoveries - Some of the world’s biggest problems can be solved by the smallest of solutions. At least that’s what first-year Integrated Sciences student Devanshi Shukla proved when she bioengineered a simple bacterium to detect and alert to the presence of invisible fungal contamination in our homes and food.
Western News - Laboratory celebrates anniversary of looking below the surface - For researchers at Surface Science Western, a surface profilometer, a dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometer and a scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray capabilities have been all in a day’s work for the last 35 years.
The Toronto Star - Grassy Narrows residents eating fish with highest mercury levels in province - For the residents of Grassy Narrows who have fished Clay Lake and the river downstream for generations, walleye is a dietary staple. Now a comprehensive analysis of provincial data conducted for the Star confirms what has long been suspected: the walleye they are eating are the most mercury-contaminated in the province.
Western Media Relations - Asteroid impacts could create habitats for life, suggests Chicxulub crater study - Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life.
The Globe and Mail - Shared genes shed light on social organization of bees - As this year’s U.S. presidential election demonstrates, no matter how hard political leaders campaign, they rarely command universal support. Honeybees do it differently.