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Alexander Sorisky, MD, CM, FRCPC
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Feature grant: Researchers investigate how cholesterol regulates inflammation in white blood cells
August 7, 2019 - Drs. Xiaohui Zha and Alexander Sorisky were awarded $48,000 to test whether cholesterol regulates inflammation in human white blood cells by altering gene expression.
Researchers awarded $1.7 M to tackle stroke and heart attack from multiple angles
October 2, 2018 - Five groups from The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, were successful in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's recent grant competition. Drs. Dar Dowlatshahi, Tim Ramsay and Elizabeth Rochon were awarded $290,000* to test ...
New role for a famous gene? PCSK9 may control the birth of new fat cells
October 5, 2016 - Why do some obese people develop diabetes, heart disease and other life-threatening conditions, while others do not? Experts increasingly believe that part of the answer lies in how fat is stored. When existing fat cells expand to store more fat,
Are your fat cells healthy or are they bloated and causing health problems?
November 19, 2014 - Dr. Alexander Sorisky has been awarded a grant worth $276,000 by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to study human pre-fat cells in obese people and see how they respond to stress. Obesity, or excess fat tissue, is a major health hazard in Canada. ...