Chronic Disease Program


January 30, 2018- The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
December 18, 2017- Using viruses to fight viruses: new approach eliminates “dormant” HIV-infected cells
November 16, 2017- Female reproductive disorder may be linked to problems with hormone recycling
October 26, 2017- From tragedy to triumph: scientist makes major discovery about cholesterol while recovering from stroke
October 24, 2017- New blood sugar monitoring a game-changer for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
September 12, 2017- Research reveals why our cells make more cholesterol and fat after a big meal
August 17, 2017- HIV kept at bay with single injection every 8 weeks
April 7, 2017- Research sheds light on how testosterone regulates female reproduction
February 2, 2017- Could tiny bits of kidney cells in the urine be a potential warning sign of kidney disease?
October 12, 2016- Early-career researchers bring fresh perspective to challenge of high blood pressure
October 5, 2016- New role for a famous gene? PCSK9 may control the birth of new fat cells
September 7, 2016- Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded $472,000 by Ontario Research Fund
September 7, 2016- Dr. Paul MacPherson awarded Research Chair in Gay Men’s Health from Ontario HIV Treatment Network
May 4, 2016- Cardiovascular researchers get $1.2M boost from Heart and Stroke Foundation
February 24, 2016- Could a bacteria-killing protein lead to a new treatment for diabetes?
February 17, 2016- Protein fights traffic jams in ALS cells
October 22, 2015- Drugs commonly used in kidney transplant patients not as effective as previously thought
September 16, 2015- Dr. Greg Knoll awarded $3.9 million to create and translate knowledge in kidney transplantation
September 2, 2015- Harnessing the power of the bruise to prevent autoimmune diabetes
August 26, 2015- Novel genetic variant affects inflammation and may increase heart disease risk by 50%
August 21, 2015- New chair in spinal cord research brings hope for more first steps
August 5, 2015- Dr. Dylan Burger awarded $192,000 to study microparticles in kidney and vascular disease
July 28, 2015- The Ottawa Hospital awarded $28M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 22 research projects
June 24, 2015- Putrescine water doubles fertility in aging females
June 10, 2015- How does the liver affect the immune system? $175,000 grant to help find answers
May 27, 2015- eConsult reduces wait times and gets high marks from primary care providers
February 11, 2015- Researchers find new therapy benefits stroke patients
February 10, 2015- Tender Loving Research improving care for people with infectious diseases
November 19, 2014- Are your fat cells healthy or are they bloated and causing health problems?
April 14, 2014- First Canadian journal dedicated to kidney disease is launched
April 11, 2014- East meets West in Ottawa for research symposium
January 8, 2014- Thank you SIRT1: How the body adapts to a high-fat diet to prevent metabolic syndrome
December 11, 2013- Compounds derived from red wine, spicy peppers and tree bark hold potential for treating ovarian cancer
December 5, 2013- The Ottawa Hospital appoints prestigious kidney research chair
November 28, 2013- Ottawa researchers to play major role in $8.7M research project aimed at curing HIV
November 20, 2013- New lead in the fight against type 1 diabetes
August 23, 2013- Dr. Hsiao-Huei Chen discovers a new molecular pathway that controls appetite, metabolism and weight gain
April 22, 2013- New program to enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians needing organ and tissue transplants
November 26, 2012- Putrescine water may be Fountain of Youth for eggs
June 21, 2012- Blood test for pregnant women could predict risk of having dangerously small babies
December 16, 2011- Ottawa research could reduce use of unnecessary medications in people with HIV
November 23, 2011- New research sheds light on molecular pathways involved in resistance to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer cells
October 2, 2011- New research sheds light on the role of our molecular recycling centres in genetic diseases and male infertility
August 24, 2011- Research leads to new insights into mammalian fertilization
April 20, 2011- New research sheds light on “asymmetric” cell division
April 20, 2011- Another great year for the Kidney Research Centre
April 7, 2011- Dr. Benjamin Tsang receives OCRI Research Award
December 25, 2010- International study helps identify high risk pregnancies earlier
December 3, 2010- Prestigious honour for kidney research
November 24, 2010- Possible new strategy to reduce cholesterol
November 9, 2010- Ottawa scientist receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for innovative global health research
August 20, 2009- A clue to the elusive cause of type 1 diabetes: Ottawa researchers investigate immune response to wheat
May 29, 2009- Dr. Michel Chrétien elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London
October 29, 2008- OHRI students organize CIHR Café Scientifique on HIV / AIDS prevention
October 7, 2008- Special honour for Dr. Michel Chrétien
January 1, 2008- Dr. Rhian Touyz is investigating molecular changes in blood vessels that may contribute to hypertension
May 3, 2007- Grand opening of the Kidney Research Centre
December 4, 2006- Ottawa study reveals “normal” form of the prion protein associated with neurodegenerative diseases could have role in blood sugar regulation
August 1, 2006- Dr. Kursad Turksen’s research on skin cells may lead to new ways to protect premature babies, promote wound-healing, and treat various skin disorders
March 31, 2006- Fighting back: HIV is deadly because it destroys the immune system.
But Dr. Paul MacPherson is looking for ways to help the immune system fight back.