Research lab

Funded research projects range from the role of dynamic DNA methylation in gene regulation and cancer, to the surveillance of HIV outbreaks, and a randomized controlled trial for the Hockey Fans in Training Program.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced more than $8.6 million in research funding through their project grants program for 13 projects across Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson).

Funded research projects range from the role of dynamic DNA methylation in gene regulation and cancer, to the surveillance of HIV outbreaks, and a randomized controlled trial for the Hockey Fans in Training Program.

Dr. Shane Goodwin and Dr. Kathy Speechley

Dr. Shane Goodwin (left) and Dr. Kathy Speechley (right) found that family environment influences the relationship between clinical characteristics of epilepsy at diagnosis and children’s emotional well-being two years later.

Family-centred approach to care could reduce negative impacts of the condition on mental health

LHSC: Victoria Hospital - 

Children with epilepsy have a higher risk of developing emotional and behavioural disorders, including depression, anxiety and poor self-esteem, yet it has been difficult for researchers to pinpoint why this occurs.

probiotic yogurt

Research shows probiotics are an important defense against respiratory tract infections

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

A recent study suggests the use of probiotics to prevent respiratory tract infections in Canada could result in nearly $100 million per year in savings.

There is growing evidence that probiotics can reduce the risk of respiratory tract infections and lower their frequency, as well as reduce the duration of an infection, antibiotic use and absences from work. Replicating a research model used in France, researchers examined the potential clinical and economic impacts in Canada.

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