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.
OTTAWA, February 13, 2012 — Five University of Ottawa scientists have been awarded a total of $1.7 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in support of research projects that could greatly impact the country’s economic, social and environmental landscape over the next ten years.
OTTAWA, February 1, 2012 — The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, minister of health, and the Honourable Gary Goodyear, minister of state for science and technology, were at uOttawa on January 31 to announce a major investment in genetic research. The ultimate objective is to advance personalized medicine, which has the potential to both provide more effective individual treatment for Canadians and make the country’s healthcare system more sustainable.
OTTAWA, January 25, 2012 — The University of Ottawa is delighted to announce Jean-François Bureau and Howard Rundle as recipients of this year’s Young Researcher of the Year Awards. The awards are presented annually to two University of Ottawa faculty members who have made exceptional contributions to research and student mentorship.