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Feature grant: researchers investigate why women on hemodialysis are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease
6/5/2019
Drs. Dylan Burger and Marcel Ruzicka were awarded $48,000 to find out why women on hemodialysis seem to be at greater risk of cardiovascular...

Enzyme could help develop better approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease
3/1/2019
An enzyme called Nox5 may help researchers develop new approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes or high...

Researchers to advance science and improve health with new CIHR funding
2/14/2019
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, are playing a lead role in nine new projects funded...

New scientist profile: Dr. Swapnil Hiremath harnesses science to bust medical myths
1/29/2019
Dr. Swapnil Hiremath is inspired by his patients to uncover the truth behind medical dogma. For example, he played a lead role in...

How “exosomes” target injured kidney cells and bring them back to life
12/20/2018
The kidneys are one of the most sensitive organs in the body. They are often the first to shut down during a critical illness like...

Nerve cell structure plays a major role in kidney function
7/24/2018
Dr. Chris Kennedy’s team has found that the nervous system controls how quickly the kidneys filter blood, and one protein is essential...

$1.7 million to advance research on colon cancer, brain development, kidney disease and severe fluid loss
7/20/2018
Four research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $1.7 million in the most...

The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
5/19/2017
Eighteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded nearly $11 million...

Could tiny bits of kidney cells in the urine be a potential warning sign of kidney disease?
2/2/2017
Dr. Dylan Burger and his team have discovered that people with type 1 diabetes have more kidney microparticles in their urine...

Access to kidney transplants unequal across Ontario: study
1/9/2017
A study published in the American Journal of Transplantation found that chronic dialysis patients in Ontario have unequal access...