OTTAWA, September 8, 2014 — As we age, stem cells throughout our bodies gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. Researchers from the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute have discovered the reason why this decline occurs in our skeletal muscle. Their findings were published online today in the influential journal Nature Medicine.
OTTAWA, September 4, 2014 — With more than 2.25 billion cups consumed daily worldwide, coffee is one of the most popular agricultural products of tropical countries. A group of scientists from around the world has just published the first genome sequence of the coffee plant Coffea canephora (Robusta),an important step towards improving your morning brew.
OTTAWA, May 14, 2014 — Professor Pascal Audet, Department of Earth Sciences, along with a team of researchers led by Professor Colin Amos of Western Washington University, has published an article in the scientific journal Nature that shows a direct link between human-induced groundwater depletion and the uplift of California’s Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, which may increase the number of small earthquakes on the adjacent San Andreas Fault.
OTTAWA, April 30, 2014 — University of Ottawa professor Pierre Anctil has been selected as this year’s winner of the Canada Prize in the Humanities by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for his recently published book on the work of Jacob-Isaac Segal, a celebrated Montreal Jewish poet who wrote only in Yiddish.
OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 — The University of Ottawa has extended its global reach by creating an international associated laboratory (LIA) in partnership with the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon, Université of Lyon, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - the only joint green chemistry lab of its kind in Canada.
OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 — University of Ottawa professor and National Research Council scientist Paul Corkum, known as the father of attosecond molecular imaging, will be the guest of honour at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, where he will receive the prestigious Harvey Prize for his contributions to the field of attosecond science.
OTTAWA, March 28, 2014 — University of Ottawa Press is pleased to announce that the inaugural book of its Health and Society series, L’incontournable caste des femmes : Histoire des services de santé au Québec et au Canada by Marie-Claude Thifault is shortlisted as one of three finalists for this year’s prix du Canada en sciences sociales by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
OTTAWA, March 25, 2014 — Two researchers from the University of Ottawa and one from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) are exploring better ways to treat pancreatic and breast cancer, and improve the quality of life of breast and gynecological cancer patients after treatment, with the support of the Canadian Cancer Society.