OTTAWA, December 10, 2012 — An analysis of sulphide ore deposits from one of the world’s richest base-metal mines, located in Canada, confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago but also shows that microbes were actively feeding on sulphate in the ocean and influencing sea water chemistry during that geological time period.
OTTAWA, December 6, 2012 — The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc Ruel, Cardiac Surgeon and Endowed Chair of Cardiac Surgery Research at UOHI,as the new Chief of Cardiac Surgery.
OTTAWA, December 5, 2012 — For Ottawa scientist and neonatologist Dr. Bernard Thébaud, even publishing a major paper reporting five significant discoveries still doesn't seem quite enough— he is determined to apply his laboratory breakthroughs in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).
OTTAWA, November 27, 2012 — Scientists have discovered that injecting a novel human protein into muscle affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy significantly increases muscle size and strength, a finding that could lead to a therapy akin to the use of insulin by diabetics.
OTTAWA, November 27, 2012 — The University of Ottawa and the Nashville (Tennessee) Zoo are pleased to announce the first ever captive breeding of eastern hellbenders and the first controlled breeding of any hellbenders using biotechnology. The two hellbenders were successfully hatched from eggs produced and artificially fertilized from the Nashville Zoo’s long-term captive animals.
OTTAWA, November 26, 2012 — An Ottawa scientist has discovered a critical reason why women experience fertility problems as they get older. The breakthrough by Johné Liu, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and professor at the University of Ottawa, also points to a simple solution that could increase the viability of egg cells for women in their late 30s and older — putrescine water.
OTTAWA, November 15, 2012 — The University of Ottawa hosted more than 140 physicists, students and industry representatives at its inaugural Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics, in honour of Charles H. Townes and the late Arthur L. Schawlow.
OTTAWA, November 14, 2012 — Dr. Derrick Gibbings, professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa, and his research team have discovered a link that will help to develop better drugs for treating cancer and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. The findings are published in the advanced online version of Nature Cell Biology.