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 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.
OTTAWA, November 13, 2012 — Canada’s vastly expanded program of temporary migration represents a radical shift in the country’s immigration policy that threatens Canada’s history as a country of immigrants on the path to citizenship, according to a new collection on this growing phenomenon published this month.
OTTAWA, November 6, 2012 — Employees can influence their managers’ charismatic leadership behaviour through their acts of followership, explains an article published in the Journal of Psychology by uOttawa professor Laurent M. Lapierre from the Telfer School of Management.
OTTAWA, December 4, 2012 — The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) participated in the largest genetic study of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) to date. Researchers from the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium report the identification of 15 genetic regions newly associated with the disease, bringing to 46 the number of regions associated with CAD risk.
OTTAWA, November 1, 2012 — Linguist and professor at the University of Ottawa Shana Poplack has been awarded the Gold Medal for Achievement in Research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Council’s highest research honour.
OTTAWA, October 30, 2012 — A new Graduate School of Public and International Affairs study suggests that the Government of Canada’s resolution to unilaterally decide trade policy could lower the expected benefits of new trade agreements.