OTTAWA, March 15, 2012 — A team of researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is leading the world’s first clinical trial of a stem-cell therapy for septic shock, thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and from the Stem Cell Network.
OTTAWA, March 15, 2012 — A new study published in Diabetes Care suggests that performing resistance exercise before aerobic exercise might help maintain safe blood glucose levels during workouts in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
OTTAWA, March 13, 2012 — The University of Ottawa hosted the Honourable Gary Goodyear, minister of state (science and technology), as part of a national funding announcement for the Canada Research Chairs program, through which the University of Ottawa recruits the best and brightest minds in the world and helps position itself as one of the country’s top research-intensive institutions.
OTTAWA, March 13, 2012 — On Tuesday, March 13, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, will be at the University of Ottawa Health Sciences Campus to make an announcement related to research and innovation.
OTTAWA, March 9, 2012 — The University of Ottawa is proud to announce the launch of the Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort (IRHM). An affiliate of the University, the IRHM will focus its research efforts on improving the health and well-being of minority francophone populations. The Institute’s four main research priorities are metabolism and nutrition, primary care and the health of minorities, family health as well as mental health and well-being.
OTTAWA, March 6, 2012 — Scientists from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) have discovered that a drug called fasudil can extend the average lifespan of mice with Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) from 30.5 days to more than 300 days. The study is published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine, by Dr. Rashmi Kothary, his graduate student Melissa Bowerman and others.
OTTAWA, March 2, 2012 — A major international study led by Professor Xia Zhang from the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) at the Royal and the Faculty of Medicine sheds new light on how our memory is affected by marijuana. Ultimately, the study results may allow us to harness the power of marijuana to treat pain, seizures and other ailments without hurting memory.
OTTAWA, March 2, 2012 — A team of researchers led by University of Ottawa assistant professors Beth Potter and Pranesh Chakraborty from the Faculty of Medicine has been awarded a total of $1,490,492 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a project that will position Canada as a leader in evidence-informed health care for children with rare diseases, particularly those caused by inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs).
OTTAWA, February 28, 2012 — What are the chances the human of tomorrow will have an organ that we currently don’t? Imagine a new organism with four small lungs, an IP address and a Twitter account. University of Ottawa professor Andrew Pelling’s research shows that the possibilities of a post-human future are endless.
OTTAWA, February 27, 2012 — University of Ottawa engineering student Jimmy Ly has been selected by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as a winner of the 2012 André Hamer Postgraduate Prize for his research, which may greatly decrease factors that lead to bridge failures.