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Stem cells for septic shock: world-first trial establishes safety, sets stage for larger trial
Nov 2, 2017
Stem cells are usually thought of as the building blocks of the body – able to give rise to all our cells and organs. But Dr. Lauralyn...

Does this liver surgery patient need a blood transfusion? New tool can help doctors decide
Sep 21, 2017
Health care providers now have a new tool to help decide whether a liver surgery patient needs a blood transfusion, thanks to a...

New treatment for our sickest patients comes closer to reality
Jun 30, 2017
The Ottawa Hospital was one of the top sites for enrolling patients in an international clinical trial of a promising new treatment...

The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 19, 2017
Eighteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded nearly $11 million in...

Cord blood therapies: researchers to separate hope from hype thanks to $100,000 grant
May 4, 2017
Stem cell therapies based on umbilical cord blood hold significant promise, but few have been scientifically proven. Dr. David...

Access to kidney transplants unequal across Ontario: study
Jan 9, 2017
A study published in the American Journal of Transplantation found that chronic dialysis patients in Ontario have unequal access...

Three Ottawa-led stem cell trials get $2.2 million boost
Nov 23, 2016
Ottawa researchers bring in half of clinical trial awards from Stem Cell Network Could stem cells help the body recover from...

Researchers find unexpected association between younger donor age, female sex and transfusion outcomes
Jul 11, 2016
A large Canadian study has shown a link between blood donor characteristics and transfusion recipients’ outcomes. This is the...

Man survives severe infection after participating in world-first stem cell trial at The Ottawa Hospital
Mar 31, 2016
Stem cells are usually thought of as the building blocks of the body – able to give rise to all our cells and organs. But a clinical...

Tender Loving Research helping people requiring blood transfusions
Mar 25, 2015
The latest edition of our Tender Loving Research video blog features Dr. Dean Fergusson explaining the motivation behind his research...