David Villeneuve, adjunct professor at the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Science and scientist with the National Research Council (NRC), has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Quantum Electronics Award.
First, the good news: a University of Ottawa researcher has discovered that younger individuals have the ability to consolidate new memories and skills while they sleep. The bad news? The same study shows that in older adults, age-related changes in sleep may hamper this ability.
Researchers working in the arts, social sciences and humanities at the University of Ottawa have received more than $5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The University of Ottawa congratulates Professor Stewart Elgie, Director of Institute of the Environment and Common Law professor specializing in environmental law and economics, and the Sustainable Prosperity team on being selected as Clean50 Top15 Projects of 2017 for the Smart Prosperity Initiative.
A group of twelve researchers from the University of Ottawa will be joining the ranks of Canada’s brightest minds, with five elected to the Royal Society of Canada and seven others gaining admittance to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
What if a blood spot from a newborn could identify vulnerable children at birth? One of the biggest vulnerabilities is being born premature. Canadian researchers are hoping that metabolic markers found in blood spots routinely collected from infant heel pricks as part of newborn screening will help determine gestational age in newborns and lead to better care for infants in developing countries.