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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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Before now, there has been no way to examine young people before they become ill to reliably identify who will develop acute psychosis 

By using images of the brain to look at how its outer surface is folded on itself, researchers can predict which high-risk patients will develop psychosis with more than 80 per cent accuracy.  Before now, there has been no way to examine young people before they become ill to reliably identify who will develop acute psychosis and who will not.

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