Regenerative Medicine Program


May 9, 2018- New research could explain why cells grow out of control in rare lung disease
May 9, 2018- $870,000 to help develop stem cell treatments for septic shock, glaucoma, lung injury and muscle degeneration
May 1, 2018- The Ottawa Hospital opens one-of-a-kind neuromuscular research centre
April 20, 2018- Could a molecule triggered by running help treat MS?
April 19, 2018- Discovery provides “profound new insight” into Duchenne muscular dystrophy
April 11, 2018- Can tiny bits of cells in the blood help track the progress of spinal muscular atrophy?
April 11, 2018- Could stem cells repair the heart, fight infections, mend premature lungs, and heal the brain after stroke?
April 11, 2018- Exosomes open up exciting new avenue of leukemia research
March 19, 2018- Exploiting the Achilles’ heel of a severe form of childhood leukemia
February 14, 2018- Rejuvenating damaged newborn mouse lungs with stem cells
January 30, 2018- The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
December 20, 2017- Stroke repair: study shows single pathway crucial for generating new stem cells, neurons and blood vessels
December 12, 2017- How a rubber chicken helped create a novel model of a rare lung disease
November 29, 2017- Pre-treated cells boost blood vessel repair
November 6, 2017- Bolstering fat cells offers new hope for treating blood cancer
November 2, 2017- Stem cells for septic shock: world-first trial establishes safety, sets stage for larger trial
October 26, 2017- Top trainee hopes his unexpected discovery may help children with spinal muscular atrophy
October 12, 2017- CFI provides $18-million boost to research on neuromuscular diseases, cancer-fighting viruses, the power of light and radioactive atoms
September 27, 2017- Ottawa neuromuscular researchers show global leadership
September 6, 2017- Ottawa scientist wins Canada's top stem cell prize for multiple sclerosis trial
August 24, 2017- Package delivery to boost repair of muscular dystrophy muscle
August 4, 2017- How to trick your heart into thinking you exercise: cardiotrophin improves heart health and repairs damage in lab models
July 20, 2017- Researchers turn back the clock to watch aging in fast forward
June 23, 2017- Rehabilitation researchers win national awards for work on stem cells, mobility
June 15, 2017- Researchers get $558K boost from Heart and Stroke Foundation
June 15, 2017- Could stem cells fight lung disease in our tiniest patients?
June 14, 2017- Big data breakthrough: award-winning research helps scientists understand cancer gene expression
June 2, 2017- Research on repairing MS damage gets $300,000 grant
May 25, 2017- Could stem cells heal premature lungs, fight infections, build muscles and strengthen bones?
May 25, 2017- Stem cells help newborn rats survive sepsis
May 19, 2017- The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 11, 2017- Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research celebrates 10 years of discovery
May 4, 2017- Cord blood therapies: researchers to separate hope from hype thanks to $100,000 grant
March 9, 2017- The Ottawa Hospital welcomes new stem cell research report and alliance
February 1, 2017- Researchers investigate role of immune system in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
January 4, 2017- Information for patients: Chemo and blood stem cell transplantation for rare autoimmune diseases
December 7, 2016- Researchers use rigorous approach to establish the strength of lab data to inform stem cell clinical trial
November 30, 2016- Transplant frees scleroderma patient from excruciating pain and gives him back his hope for the future
November 23, 2016- Three Ottawa-led stem cell trials get $2.2 million boost
November 17, 2016- Stem cell procedure sends patients with severe myasthenia gravis into remission
November 16, 2016- When the body attacks itself, this researcher finds new solutions
November 2, 2016- Grant helps researcher investigate the mind’s puzzles
October 11, 2016- $2-million project aims to bring personalized medicine to lung cancer care
October 11, 2016- Running triggers production of a molecule that repairs the brain in animal models of neurodegenerative disease
September 21, 2016- Research helps unravel complex genetics of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
August 31, 2016- A how-to-kit for cells: $250K grant to map how stem cells become muscle and cartilage
August 17, 2016- Researchers find protein that keeps DNA from collapsing
August 10, 2016- $145,000 to help researchers investigate how the adult brain grows new cells
August 3, 2016- Genetic muscle-wasting disease follows different patterns depending on severity
July 27, 2016- $145,000 grant helps researchers investigate how newts regrow limbs and organs
July 13, 2016- $4.2M grant to advance development of next-generation regenerative therapies for vascular disease
July 6, 2016- $270,000 grant to help researchers discover if a heart-growth protein can halt some heart disease
June 15, 2016- Experimental treatment gave new life to P.E.I. mother
June 9, 2016- MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression and allows repair
June 8, 2016- $1.35M grant helps researchers investigate how to get disoriented muscle stem cells back on track
May 25, 2016- Stem Cell Network receives $12M and launches three new funding programs
May 18, 2016- Stem Cells 101 brings Ottawa researchers together to answer questions from the public
May 4, 2016- Cardiovascular researchers get $1.2M boost from Heart and Stroke Foundation
April 26, 2016- Learning from the best: researchers study the placenta to learn how to build new blood vessels
April 25, 2016- Researchers find potential new treatment target for deadly brain cancer
April 19, 2016- Does Spinal Muscular Atrophy affect muscle stem cells? $140,000 grant to help researchers find out
April 12, 2016- Researchers find biological role for puzzling protein
April 7, 2016- Harness your own stem cells to heal shoulders: $1 million committed for Research Chair in Regenerative Orthopaedic Surgery
March 31, 2016- Man survives severe infection after participating in world-first stem cell trial at The Ottawa Hospital
March 23, 2016- Breakthroughs in biotherapeutics: Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are developing new therapies that harness the power of stem cells and viruses to fight disease
March 17, 2016- Stem cell therapy rejuvenates old, brittle bones in osteoporosis model
March 2, 2016- Ottawa researchers find Achilles’ heel of a severe form of childhood leukemia
February 26, 2016- Muscle disease breakthrough fuels new hope for treatments
February 24, 2016- $670,000 grant supports research on two-pronged approach for degenerative retinal disease
February 10, 2016- $890,000 grant to help researchers understand the cell’s professional DNA organizers
February 10, 2016- Ottawa researchers answer patient questions about stroke and stem cells
February 3, 2016- $1M grant to help researchers unravel the secrets behind super-powered leukemia cells
January 27, 2016- Ottawa researchers identify the Mike Holmes of muscle stem cells
January 20, 2016- $800,000 grant helps researchers find bone marrow cancer’s weak spots
January 6, 2016- Diabetes drug promotes brain regeneration in multiple ways
December 16, 2015- Dr. Robin Parks awarded $790,000 from CIHR to study common cold virus
November 16, 2015- Ottawa researchers discover that Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a stem cell disease
October 14, 2015- Major advance in understanding muscle regeneration: Caspase 3 tackles Pax7 in a cellular game of Pac-Man
October 6, 2015- Dr. Jeffrey Dilworth awarded $2.3 million for muscle regeneration research
September 9, 2015- Rare nerve disease linked to problems in cellular waste recycling
August 21, 2015- New chair in spinal cord research brings hope for more first steps
August 19, 2015- Dr. Bernard Thébaud’s team receives $3.2 million to develop stem cell therapy for babies with lung disease
July 28, 2015- The Ottawa Hospital awarded $28M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 22 research projects
July 22, 2015- Regenerative medicine shows promise in acute kidney injury
July 20, 2015- Stem cell therapy shows promise in small clinical trial for rare lung disease
June 17, 2015- Government of Ontario provides $10M boost for regenerative and biological therapeutics research in Ottawa
June 17, 2015- Ottawa stroke researchers awarded nearly $500,000
May 31, 2015- Research at The Ottawa Hospital is making Ontario Healthier, Wealthier and Smarter
May 29, 2015- Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, uOttawa and CHEO awarded $28.5M from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for research in regenerative medicine, neuroscience and other areas
May 22, 2015- BMO Announces $1 Million Donation to Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research
May 20, 2015- $700,000 grant to advance use of stem cells to study rare disease
April 20, 2015- Pancreatic cancer loses viral defences when talking with supporting cells
April 17, 2015- Ottawa stem cell scientist helps patients separate hope from hype
March 11, 2015- Could an oncolytic virus “melt” tumours?
January 29, 2015- The Ottawa Hospital leads first Canadian clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis
January 28, 2015- Information for MS patients interested in stem cell therapy at The Ottawa Hospital
January 28, 2015- Tender Loving Research improving care for premature babies
December 30, 2014- Novel regenerative therapy eases diabetes symptoms in mice
December 17, 2014- CIHR grant helping to unravel the epigenetic mysteries of muscle regeneration
October 22, 2014- Longstanding math problem solved by bioinformatics lead
August 25, 2014- Researchers in Ottawa achieve breakthrough with rare disease: Stem cells used to send “stiff person syndrome” into long-term remission
May 7, 2014- Epigenetic drug improves stem-cell therapy for blood vessel repair
April 14, 2014- Funding for research into Spinal muscular atrophy
April 14, 2014- Improving stem cell therapy for muscle disease
April 10, 2014- Sinclair Centre for Regenerative Medicine officially named
January 8, 2014- Promising lead in fight against deadly lung disease: microRNA linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension
December 30, 2013- Stem-cell pioneer named to Order of Canada
December 18, 2013- $1.7M to study rare but devastating muscular dystrophies
November 29, 2013- Ottawa scientists transform natural protein into possible muscle regeneration drug
November 9, 2013- The Ottawa Hospital fêtes three star researchers at annual Gala
October 7, 2013- New research sheds light on abnormal heart muscle thickening and potential treatment
September 24, 2013- Dr. Ronald Worton, Founding CEO of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
September 5, 2013- First patient treated in groundbreaking stem cell therapy trial for heart attack
February 5, 2013- Fighting fat with fat: stem cell discovery identifies potential obesity treatment
December 4, 2012- 5 big strides to fight lung disease in our tiniest patients
November 27, 2012- Protein injection points to muscular dystrophy treatment
November 17, 2012- The Ottawa Hospital’s Star Researchers Honoured at Annual Gala
May 30, 2012- Top stem cell scientist and pediatrician recruited to Ottawa
May 15, 2012- Mice with big brains provide insight into brain regeneration and developmental disorders
March 15, 2012- Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
March 6, 2012- New approach for treating genetic muscle wasting disease shows promise in mice
February 13, 2012- Top researchers gather in Ottawa to advance the development of stem cell therapies for cardiovascular disease
December 18, 2011- New research shows Wnt7a protein stimulates muscle growth and development in two unique ways
December 2, 2011- Novel embryonic stem cell technology to accelerate genetic research
November 5, 2011- The Ottawa Hospital Gala recognizes superstar researchers
October 11, 2011- Top stem cell scientist recruited to Ottawa
October 1, 2011- Two OHRI stem cell researchers among Top 25 People in Ottawa
July 20, 2011- Ottawa Hospital researchers awarded $4.8M from Ontario Research Fund to advance regenerative medicine and patient safety
June 8, 2011- Ottawa PhD student receives CIHR Synapse Mentorship Award
May 10, 2011- Dr. Duncan Stewart to Receive Biomedical Science Ambassador Award
April 12, 2011- Dr. Valerie Wallace is asking big question about the brain and the eye and opening up new avenues for the development of regenerative therapies
February 25, 2011- New Parkinson’s gene discovered
December 21, 2010- Ottawa discovery provides new insight into blood development and leukemia
November 1, 2010- New insight into heart muscle development
September 7, 2010- Genetic discovery could lead to new approaches to improve bone growth
August 25, 2010- Seeing the world with new eyes: Biosynthetic corneas restore vision in humans
July 12, 2010- Research in yeast suggests death proteins could also have protective role
June 30, 2010- Stem cell therapy may provide new approach to fight infection
May 28, 2010- Ontario invests $6.5M in regenerative medicine and cancer research in Ottawa
April 9, 2010- Dr. Duncan Stewart receives OCRI Research Award
March 15, 2010- Study opens new avenue for developing treatments for genetic muscle-wasting disease
February 15, 2010- Study suggests stem cells sabotage their own DNA to produce new tissues
November 20, 2009- Dr. Jeff Dilworth studies how stem cells turn genes on and off
October 27, 2009- Dr. Duncan Stewart receives cardiovascular research achievement award
August 5, 2009- Stem Cell Network profiles OHRI research commercialization opportunities
June 11, 2009- Ontario invests $18.5M in cancer and stem cell research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa
June 4, 2009- Ottawa scientists discover new way to enhance stem cells to stimulate muscle regeneration
April 4, 2009- Changes at the International Regulome Consortium
March 4, 2009- $2.4 million to develop stem cell therapies to reverse blindness
February 22, 2009- OHRI stem cell transplant trial for multiple sclerosis profiled on national news
January 3, 2009- Turning research into medicine: Ottawa Citizen profiles OHRI CEO Dr. Duncan Stewart
November 16, 2008- Dr. Mark Freedman interviewed about experimental mesenchymal stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis
September 3, 2008- OHRI researchers to discuss stem cell research at Weizmann Science Canada Forum
July 11, 2008- Stem cell transplant offers new hope to Crohn’s sufferer
June 19, 2008- Patients treated with novel regenerative therapy developed by Dr. Duncan Stewart
June 18, 2008- International Regulome Consortium continues to grow: Ottawa-led stem cell research group partners with Invitrogen
March 12, 2008- Vancouver Sun profiles patient in OHRI-led MS bone marrow stem cell transplant trial
January 21, 2008- The National features OHRI bone marrow stem cell transplant trial for MS
December 15, 2007- OHRI researchers recognized for dystonia research
December 9, 2007- Sprott Centre researchers reveal the functioning of a genetic switch that plays crucial role in muscle stem cells
November 16, 2007- Dr. May Griffith’s artificial cornea promises to address the worldwide shortage of human donor tissue
June 20, 2007- New research identifies five genetic themes crucial to keeping stem cells in a primitive, flexible state
May 31, 2007- Scientific American reports on new muscle stem cells identified by Dr. Michael Rudnicki's group
May 15, 2007- Legion Magazine profiles stem cell research at OHRI