Olivia Samotus, PhD candidate; Larry Walleyn, research participant; and Dr. Mandar Jog

Above (left to right): Olivia Samotus, PhD candidate; Larry Walleyn, research participant; and Dr. Mandar Jog

Electrical pulses along spinal cord are personalized to each patient

LHSC: University Hospital - 

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2002, Larry Walleyn developed gait freezing. He had a hard time getting around, sometimes he couldn’t move at all and falls were frequent. His symptoms caused him to lose much of his independence.

Gait freezing is a symptom of Parkinson’s disease. It hinders the ability to produce continuous stepping movements. Freezing is unpredictable, which increases the risk of falls and injuries. Freezing episodes can be as short as a few seconds or can last hours.

Dr. Douglas Fraser

With a drop of blood, Dr. Douglas Fraser and a team of Lawson and Western University researchers are changing the way we diagnose concussion.

Children's Health Research Institute - 

With a drop of blood, Dr. Douglas Fraser and a team of Lawson and Western University researchers are changing the way we diagnose concussion.

James Armstrong

James Armstrong will create a model of the ocular tissue involved in glaucoma surgery to study how the tissue heals and test potential drugs that could modulate wound healing

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

James Armstrong, an MD/PhD student at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry conducting research at Lawson Health Research Institute, is creating a 3D bio-artificial tissue model to study wound healing following glaucoma surgery.

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