Glass of water

For most patients with kidney disease, increasing fluid intake will not stop further loss of kidney function. Research efforts can now be focused on other potential treatments.

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A new study, published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, found that coaching patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to drink more water does not slow down the decline of their kidney function.

image of a woman with her hands held in a heart shape over her stomach

Findings could lead to new treatments for atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke 

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. This was measured as the burden of plaque in the carotid arteries.

Dr. Julielynn Wong providing the keynote address

Dr. Julielynn Wong, physician-scientist and 3D innovator, delivering the keynote presentation at the 2018 Lawson Impact Awards.

Guests celebrated the accomplishments of our scientists, staff, trainees and partners

Over 300 guests attended the fifth annual Lawson Impact Awards on Wednesday, April 18 at the London Convention Centre to honour research making a difference and to recognize the accomplishments of our scientists, staff, trainees and partners.

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