New study testing Sudarshan Kriya Yoga breathing technique for improving mental health resilience

London Health Sciences Centre - 

Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) have launched a study that will compare the efficacy of two innovative programs on improving the mental health and resiliency of frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brendan Daisley

Brendan Daisley, a PhD candidate at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, conducting research at Lawson Health Research Institute

Study highlights a key interaction between a cancer drug and the gut microbiome that results in beneficial organisms with anti-cancer properties

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University illustrates how the gut microbiome interacts with an oral medication in prostate cancer patients, suggesting bacteria in the gut play a role in treatment outcomes. The findings, published in Nature Communications, highlight how the drug abiraterone acetate is metabolized by bacteria in the gut to reduce harmful organisms while promoting those that fight cancer.

Two hands holding an image of two kidneys

Study provides first objective measures that could help increase donation rates  

“What about me?” 

That question started Marian Reich on the journey of living kidney donation 11 years ago. 

Marian ReichShe was speaking to her brother on the phone and he mentioned that his partner, Susan, needed a kidney. That conversation let to Marian being able to give the gift of life to her sister-in-law through living kidney donation and transplant.