OTTAWA, December 15, 2014 — Today, the Government of Canada announced that it will invest $25M to create the first Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) devoted to cancer research. The network will also benefit from an additional $35M from other partners and will be known as Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRX), headed by Dr. John Bell, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and professor at the University of Ottawa.
OTTAWA, December 3, 2014 — Wild birds learn new techniques by observing others in their social network. This “copycat” behaviour can sustain foraging traditions that last years, according to a study on wild great tits (Parus major), published today in Nature.
OTTAWA, November 4, 2014 — In a study published today by Nature Communications, researchers at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine uncovered a novel mechanism that controls genetic change. This mechanism has possible roles in evolution, drug resistance, as well as tumor formation in a significant proportion of breast and ovarian cancers.
OTTAWA, October 21, 2014 — Ottawa researchers are receiving the largest-ever North American grant aimed at studying the effectiveness of combining naturopathic medicine with conventional medicine. The funding was announced today by the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC), an arm of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
OTTAWA, October 14, 2014 — A recent study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal Developmental Psychology by professors John Haltigan and Tracy Vaillancourt from the University of Ottawa confirms that children who are bullied by their peers are more likely to become bullies than bullies becoming victims.
OTTAWA, September 30, 2014 — The University of Ottawa opens the Advanced Research Complex (ARC) today, taking an important step towards making Ottawa the geoscience epicentre of Canada and the photonics capital of the world.
OTTAWA, September 24, 2014 — A team of researchers who went on a nine day rafting trip to study river flow in bedrock canyons claims that previous notions on flow and incision in bedrock-rivers need to be reconsidered. Their study, which has implications for lowland river floodplains and deltas, appears today in the journal Nature. It was written by lead author Jeremy Venditti from Simon Fraser University, with co-authors from the University of Ottawa and the University of British Columbia.
OTTAWA, September 18, 2014 — One in three Canadians will experience a neurological condition or suffer from mental illness in their lifetime. With this in mind, the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) is kicking off its first official Brain Health Awareness Week.
OTTAWA, September 16, 2014 — Physicians around the world now have guidelines to help them determine the best oral blood thinners to prescribe to patients suffering from venous blood clots, thanks to an Ottawa Hospital patient who asked a question his doctor couldn’t answer. These guidelines are included in a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).