OTTAWA, May 22, 2012 — Getting a flu shot during pregnancy provides unanticipated benefits to the baby, according to the authors of a large population-based study examining the issue. Specifically, the study showed that H1N1 vaccination during the pandemic was associated with a significantly reduced risk of stillbirth, preterm birth and extremely small babies at birth.
OTTAWA, May 22, 2012 — As the Ottawa Senators wrap up their 20th anniversary season, a team of researchers from the University of Ottawa’s School of Human Kinetics will be conducting an impact study of the Senators Sports and Entertainment (SSE) on the National Capital Region.
OTTAWA, May 9, 2012 — Prominent scientists from the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) will share a total of $840 000 awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation to support their respective research projects related to cancer treatment, heart disease, hearing loss in children, disaster planning and invasive species.
OTTAWA, May 6, 2012 — Dr. Stephen Lee, a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa, has made a breakthrough that answers a question Louis Pasteur and countless others have struggled with for 150 years: “How do bodily cells function when we are at a high altitude where the air contains little oxygen?”
OTTAWA, May 3, 2012 — IEEE conferred this award on Professor Boukerche in recognition of his significant services as a founding leader for several workshops and fostering an international research community on performance evaluation of wireless ad hoc networking and mobile computing
OTTAWA, May 1, 2012 — Medical device technologies developed by world-renowned scientist and inventor Dr. Tofy Mussivand and his team at the University of Ottawa Medical Devices Innovation Institute (MDI2) have positioned Canada at the leading edge of scientific breakthroughs in the field.
OTTAWA, April 17, 2012 — One out of every two women of reproductive age is overweight or obese. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, from the University of Ottawa (faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences) and from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute set out to discover if overweight or obese women are in fact more likely to give birth to above average weight babies, as reported in the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.
OTTAWA, April 12, 2012 — Notice anything strange about the weather recently? Species living near you certainly have. Recent warming has caused dramatic northward expansion and earlier appearance among many Canadian species, including butterflies. Can we help them survive these changes? To help answer the question, biologists at the University of Ottawa have developed eButterfly, a new electronic monitoring tool.
OTTAWA, April 11, 2012 — A research team including University of Ottawa scientists has discovered the main reason why one in five women do not have the level of folic acid needed to guard against neural tube defects in newborns. Cynthia Colapinto and Dr. Lise Dubois from Institute of Population Health and Dr. Mark Tremblay of the Department of Pediatrics examined a nation-wide study and found that many women do not take the folic acid supplement recommended.