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Marjorie Brand, PhD
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Stem cell researchers tackle muscle weakness in older people
May 30, 2018 - For most people, muscle loss is a normal part of aging that makes daily tasks harder. Muscle loss called sarcopenia happens more quickly, leading to falls and decreased mobility. One reason for this muscle loss is that stem cells that help repair ...
Exploiting the Achilles’ heel of a severe form of childhood leukemia
March 19, 2018 - Drs. Marjorie Brand and Jean-François Co
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
January 30, 2018 - Sixteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $12.7 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This represents a success
Pre-treated cells boost blood vessel repair
November 29, 2017 - Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) are stem-like cells found in umbilical cord blood that help repair damaged blood vessels. They may hold promise for t
Ottawa researchers find Achilles’ heel of a severe form of childhood leukemia
March 2, 2016 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have found the Achilles’ heel of one of the most aggressive forms of leuke
$800,000 grant helps researchers find bone marrow cancer’s weak spots
January 20, 2016 - T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is a rare, aggressive bone marrow cancer with a survival rate of 35 percent in adults and 70 percent in child
Dr. Jeffrey Dilworth awarded $2.3 million for muscle regeneration research
October 6, 2015 - Thousands of stem cells within our muscle tissue must make a difficult decision every day: Should I divide to produce another stem cell? Should I start becomi