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).
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.