News Releases

May 19, 2024 - World-first trial shows benefits of finding, treating undiagnosed asthma and COPD
May 6, 2024 - The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus to become a hub for biotherapeutics research and manufacturing thanks to $59M grant
April 2, 2024 - The Ottawa Hospital appoints new leader for research and innovation
March 13, 2024 - The University of Ottawa partners with CASTL and The Ottawa Hospital to ready students for careers in biomanufacturing
February 5, 2024 - Heavy cannabis use increases risk of developing an anxiety disorder, study suggests
January 16, 2024 - Wastewater monitoring: research aims to enhance TB prevention and detection in Nunavut
October 12, 2023 - Big blood savings: large trial in JAMA shows taking less blood for lab testing reduces transfusions in intensive care
September 6, 2023 - Commercialization of cannabis linked to increased traffic injuries
August 21, 2023 - Space travel depletes red blood cells and bone, but bone marrow fat may come to the rescue
August 4, 2023 - Breast cancer screening before age 50 linked with better survival
June 23, 2023 - Even a modest reduction in kidney function increases health risks in young adults
May 23, 2023 - Emergency department visits and hospitalizations for cannabis use during pregnancy almost doubled since legalization
April 13, 2023 - Bringing cellular immunotherapy to solid tumours: made-in-Canada approach to be pioneered in biliary tract cancers thanks to $7.4M grant
April 12, 2023 - Sex of blood donor has no effect on recipient survival
March 27, 2023 - Routine preoperative medical consultations don’t improve surgery outcomes
March 2, 2023 - The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, and McMaster University join forces to prepare Canada for future pandemics
February 1, 2023 - ELEVATE seed grants to help researchers at The Ottawa Hospital develop better treatments and improve patient care
January 19, 2023 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital co-lead $39M Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) Consortium
January 19, 2023 - Made-in-Canada approach enhancing access to groundbreaking CAR-T cancer therapy
January 19, 2023 - Clinical trial will test promising cell therapy for septic shock
January 18, 2023 - New online calculator predicts risk of developing kidney disease
January 3, 2023 - Healthcare crises affect how survivors of sexual assault seek help
November 16, 2022 - Electrolyte levels could help with early detection of eating disorders
November 15, 2022 - Cannabis smokers show higher rates of emphysema, airway diseases than cigarette smokers
October 26, 2022 - ECMO survivors have higher rate of new mental health diagnoses than other ICU survivors
October 24, 2022 - How The Ottawa Hospital is partnering with patients to transform research and health care
August 24, 2022 - Hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisonings among Canadian children surged after legalization, particularly in jurisdictions where the sale of cannabis edibles was allowed
August 4, 2022 - Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound, awakens stem cells to repair damaged muscle
July 11, 2022 - Quality and safety of hospital care improves when physicians and patients speak the same language
June 17, 2022 - First made-in-Canada CAR-T cell therapy for cancer shows promise in clinical trial
May 3, 2022 - Study fills knowledge gaps about surgery outcomes for Inuit in Canada
April 28, 2022 - Cancer cells break their own DNA to buy time to repair radiation damage
April 13, 2022 - Kiss of sleep: how blood cancer cells put the immune system’s Natural Killer cells to sleep
April 7, 2022 - Cancer-fighting viruses soften up their victims before attacking
March 24, 2022 - Research sets new standard for treating latent tuberculosis in Canada
March 22, 2022 - Men and women process pain signals differently
March 3, 2022 - The Ottawa Hospital Joins Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Expansion of the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), Landmark Study toward Better Treatments and Prevention of Disease
March 1, 2022 - New TD Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) Hub to transform healthcare in Ottawa and around the world
February 28, 2022 - 228 clinical practices used inappropriately in Canada
February 16, 2022 - Cannabis-related emergency department visits increased significantly in Ontario after expansion of the cannabis retail market
January 21, 2022 - Physician mental health care visits increased 27 percent during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
January 14, 2022 - Being in space destroys more red blood cells
January 7, 2022 - Cannabis poisoning in young children increased nine times after legalization
December 15, 2021 - Scientists call for "living evidence reviews" to combat COVID confusion
December 13, 2021 - Made-in-Ottawa vaccine could help in global fight against COVID-19, including new variants
October 26, 2021 - Does Parkinson’s start in the nose? International team awarded US$9 million ASAP grant to find out
September 29, 2021 - COVID-19 booster shot study recruits Ottawa-area volunteers
September 13, 2021 - Biomanufacturing partnership boosts Canada’s life-saving treatment and vaccine capacity
August 16, 2021 - Changes in Canada’s cannabis retail market 2 years after legalization
July 20, 2021 - Canadian study finds fewer breast cancers diagnosed between screens when women with dense breasts are offered more frequent mammograms
July 15, 2021 - How well do COVID-19 vaccines work in people with inherited and medication-related immune deficiencies?
July 5, 2021 - New online calculator can help predict death and need for end-of-life care for frail older adults
June 25, 2021 - Can a calculator predict your risk of dementia?
May 17, 2021 - Canadian researchers work to understand and improve health for Indigenous Peoples after surgery
May 5, 2021 - ICU admission linked to higher rate of future suicide compared with other hospitalizations
May 3, 2021 - Planned caesarean births safe for low-risk pregnancies
March 10, 2021 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 17 CIHR grants worth $7.5 million
March 9, 2021 - Ottawa-area residents invited to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trial
February 4, 2021 - Fewer domestic violence and sexual assault survivors presented for care in Ottawa EDs during the 2020 spring lockdown
February 3, 2021 - Tool predicts which mini-strokes could lead to major strokes
December 11, 2020 - 2020 Canadian research hospital rankings from Research Infosource
November 25, 2020 - Spinal or epidural anesthesia associated with increased survival compared to general anesthesia for leg artery bypass surgery
November 21, 2020 - Vaccines and viral immunotherapies: unique Canadian program provides training to manufacture biotherapeutics
November 17, 2020 - App could provide new way to track vaccine safety
November 6, 2020 - $1M grant to support manufacturing of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines at The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa
October 15, 2020 - Fewer hospital visits, safer care, less cost: study changing breast cancer treatment around the world
September 22, 2020 - The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa launch new cancer immunotherapy research projects with funding from BioCanRx
September 21, 2020 - HELP MD – A novel data-driven approach to study physician wellness
September 8, 2020 - Canadian study compares COVID-19 spit test to traditional swab test
August 10, 2020 - Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to a greater risk of autism
July 16, 2020 - 5 ways to enhance research integrity and avoid the risks of ‘publish or perish’ in academia
July 13, 2020 - Vascular development may be at risk in autism
July 8, 2020 - Protecting cancer patients from COVID-19
June 25, 2020 - The Ottawa Hospital awarded $4.7 million for COVID-19 research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
May 21, 2020 - COVID-19 research on cell therapy, drug screening and marginalized populations funded through Ontario’s Rapid Research Fund
May 8, 2020 - COVID-19 research moving at ‘lightning speed’, thanks to generous community support
April 8, 2020 - New COVID-19 projections show how physical distancing can make a huge difference in Ottawa
March 31, 2020 - A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool
February 12, 2020 - Medical Assistance in Dying is not driven by socioeconomic vulnerability or poor access to palliative care
January 30, 2020 - Intravenous drugs can often rapidly restore normal heart rhythm without sedation, shocks
December 11, 2019 - People living in the poorest neighbourhoods in Ontario more likely to suffer avoidable deaths than those living in the richest neighbourhoods
October 1, 2019 - Taking CANImmunize to the next level
October 1, 2019 - Viral therapy for cancer: Frequently asked questions from patients and families
September 25, 2019 - Unravelling the mystery of how one gene contributes to Parkinson’s, Crohn’s and leprosy
August 13, 2019 - Cannabis shops concentrate in low-income neighbourhoods
July 25, 2019 - Researchers bridge the gap between animal studies and new treatments for chronic pain
July 22, 2019 - Alcohol-related ED visits disproportionately increasing in women and young adults
July 18, 2019 - More than 52,000 sexual assault cases treated in Ontario hospitals during 15-year period
June 19, 2019 - Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth
June 13, 2019 - Are we using biologic therapy properly?
June 4, 2019 - Golfer credits Ottawa study for quick recovery after lung cancer surgery
April 15, 2019 - Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders not enough to prevent potentially avoidable hospital visits: study
March 19, 2019 - Simple blood test could determine preterm birth rate in low resource countries
March 11, 2019 - Can behavioural science help reduce unnecessary medical tests?
February 15, 2019 - Researchers use leading-edge technology to study teamwork and communication in the operating room
January 31, 2019 - Discovery points to innovative new way to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy
January 21, 2019 - How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?
December 3, 2018 - Decision tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications
November 30, 2018 - Immunization tracking brought into the digital age
October 31, 2018 - First responders to get mental health help at new research clinic
October 22, 2018 - New drug combination destroys chemo-resistant blood cancer
September 12, 2018 - High dose folic acid does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women
September 10, 2018 - Often-overlooked Natural Killer cells may be key to cancer immunotherapy
July 23, 2018 - Can a calculator predict your risk of heart attack and stroke?
July 17, 2018 - Report suggests tobacco smoking rates will drop to below 10% in about 20 years
May 17, 2018 - Sex, viruses and cancer: Erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine may work together to help immune system fight cancer after surgery
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 19, 2018 - Patients a “source of strength” for The Ottawa Hospital’s new head of cancer research
April 18, 2018 - The Ottawa Hospital opens digital health lab at Algonquin College
April 11, 2018 - Could stem cells repair the heart, fight infections, mend premature lungs, and heal the brain after stroke?
March 23, 2018 - Using big data to help the smallest babies – Canadian researchers use newborn blood tests to identify preterm children in low-resource countries
February 26, 2018 - Local researcher plays key role in Lancet series that scrutinizes Canada’s leadership on health at home and abroad
February 15, 2018 - Fewer than 1 in 5 Ontarians receive doctor house calls or palliative home care in their last year of life
January 30, 2018 - The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
January 3, 2018 - Could viruses take cancer immunotherapy to the next level? Study shows viruses and checkpoint inhibitors work together to cure resistant breast cancer in mice
December 18, 2017 - Using viruses to fight viruses: new approach eliminates “dormant” HIV-infected cells
December 4, 2017 - Predatory journals: researchers propose solutions to stop the “corruption of science”
November 13, 2017 - When is a headache a sign of a deadly brain bleed? Ottawa rule could improve diagnosis and save lives
November 13, 2017 - 2017 Canadian research hospital rankings from Research Infosource
October 26, 2017 - From tragedy to triumph: scientist makes major discovery about cholesterol while recovering from stroke
October 26, 2017 - Top trainee hopes his unexpected discovery may help children with spinal muscular atrophy
October 25, 2017 - Award-winning scientist challenges medical dogma in quest to prevent, treat neurodegenerative disease
October 12, 2017 - CFI provides $18-million boost to research on neuromuscular diseases, cancer-fighting viruses, the power of light and radioactive atoms
October 11, 2017 - Ontario start-up makes major deal to develop cancer-fighting viruses
October 11, 2017 - New worm model sheds light on ALS
September 6, 2017 - Predatory journals a global problem: Investigation in Nature reveals high income countries not immune
September 5, 2017 - Innovative study brings next-generation genomic sequencing to more Ontario cancer patients
August 21, 2017 - New Imaging Test Could Detect Heart Damage in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
August 4, 2017 - How to trick your heart into thinking you exercise: cardiotrophin improves heart health and repairs damage in lab models
July 24, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa to play lead role in global research ethics collaboration
July 20, 2017 - Bringing a 'trust but verify' model to journal peer review
July 10, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital Emergency Surgery Study: A World Leader in the Delivery of High Quality and Efficient Surgical Care
June 14, 2017 - Robert Hanlon to retire after helping The Ottawa Hospital become a leader in research
June 14, 2017 - Dr. Michael McBurney recognized for leadership in cancer research
June 1, 2017 - Common acne medication shows promise in treating multiple sclerosis
May 25, 2017 - Could stem cells heal premature lungs, fight infections, build muscles and strengthen bones?
May 25, 2017 - Ottawa cancer researchers to play lead role in new immunotherapy initiative, worth $4 million
May 19, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 18, 2017 - Research on viral therapy for cancer research gets $6.5M boost
May 10, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital announces appointment of new Chief Operating Officer for research
April 26, 2017 - First cancer patient treated with a new experimental viral immunotherapy combination in a clinical trial
April 4, 2017 - Over 10,000 Canadian women per year can stop taking blood thinners for unexplained vein clots
March 28, 2017 - Prestigious Canada Gairdner Award honours Dr. Antoine Hakim’s championing of stroke prevention and treatment
March 24, 2017 - Government of Canada Supports Latent Tuberculosis Study
March 18, 2017 - New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin
March 9, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital welcomes new stem cell research report and alliance
March 9, 2017 - Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory
February 15, 2017 - Ottawa researchers to play lead role in new cancer immunotherapy studies
February 8, 2017 - Is 3D Mammography more effective in detecting breast cancer?
February 3, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital launches Canada’s first Medical 3D Printing Program
January 30, 2017 - Rule could take 1/3 of chest pain patients off emergency department heart monitors
January 24, 2017 - New digital comic book, Invasion of the Alien Zombies, aims to educate kids about the immune system
January 17, 2017 - Study finds 33% of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it
January 9, 2017 - Access to kidney transplants unequal across Ontario: study
December 7, 2016 - The most difficult decision: helping parents make life-or-death choices
November 23, 2016 - Three Ottawa-led stem cell trials get $2.2 million boost
November 21, 2016 - Algonquin College and The Ottawa Hospital form new partnership
November 10, 2016 - The Ottawa Hospital ranks among Canada’s top research hospitals
November 2, 2016 - Ontario start-up company secures US$41.4 million to advance cancer immunotherapy
October 11, 2016 - Running triggers production of a molecule that repairs the brain in animal models of neurodegenerative disease
September 2, 2016 - Could a "metabolic fingerprint" identify premature babies in developing countries?
August 19, 2016 - Maternal and child health research gets $9.8-million boost
August 19, 2016 - The Ottawa Hospital awarded $27 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 13 research projects
August 16, 2016 - Unhealthy habits cost Canadians 6 years of life
July 11, 2016 - Researchers find unexpected association between younger donor age, female sex and transfusion outcomes
July 4, 2016 - When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem?
June 9, 2016 - MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression and allows repair
May 24, 2016 - Canadian-led guideline improves health research around the world, but more work required
May 9, 2016 - Does this ankle need an X-ray? There’s an app for that
April 25, 2016 - Researchers find potential new treatment target for deadly brain cancer
April 22, 2016 - $3.5M to make mobile immunization app available to everyone, everywhere
April 6, 2016 - Unhealthy behaviours, socioeconomic barriers contribute to 37 per cent of Ontario’s health care costs: Report
March 31, 2016 - Man survives severe infection after participating in world-first stem cell trial at The Ottawa Hospital
March 24, 2016 - Breakthrough tuberculosis drug now available through Canadian study: Taima TB 3HP study launched in Iqaluit and Ottawa
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 8, 2016 - Small cuts, big outcomes: study shows less invasive hysterectomies helped patients heal and saved The Ottawa Hospital money
March 2, 2016 - Ottawa researchers find Achilles’ heel of a severe form of childhood leukemia
February 29, 2016 - Many prostate cancer patients saved from unnecessary treatments and side effects
February 24, 2016 - Could a bacteria-killing protein lead to a new treatment for diabetes?
February 4, 2016 - Terry Fox award helps Ottawa researcher develop next-generation cancer immunovirotherapy
December 22, 2015 - Ambitious research initiative aims to significantly increase Canadian survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest
December 10, 2015 - Controversial prostate cancer screening can be improved by repeating abnormal tests
November 21, 2015 - Applauding our Leading Researchers and Their Accomplishments at The Ottawa Hospital Gala
November 16, 2015 - Ottawa researchers discover that Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a stem cell disease
November 12, 2015 - Personalized anti-nausea therapy better for cancer patients, Ottawa researchers
October 27, 2015 - Countering the "Angelina effect": New study aims to understand and reduce fear of cancer recurrence
October 22, 2015 - Drugs commonly used in kidney transplant patients not as effective as previously thought
October 14, 2015 - New research chairs in women’s health will drive innovation and empowerment
October 5, 2015 - National research network to improve outcomes for venous thromboembolism patients established at Lady Davis Institute and The Ottawa Hospital --WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY – OCTOBER 13, 2015
September 30, 2015 - Virus vs. Prostate Cancer: Canadian Researchers Pioneer Next-generation Therapy -- Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation partner to make innovative work possible
September 30, 2015 - Does profit status affect hospitalization and mortality rates in long-term care homes? Bruyère Research Institute study sheds light
September 16, 2015 - Could a vaccine prevent cancer from spreading after surgery?
July 28, 2015 - The Ottawa Hospital awarded $28M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 22 research projects
July 20, 2015 - Stem cell therapy shows promise in small clinical trial for rare lung disease
July 10, 2015 - Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy
July 8, 2015 - Media advisory--Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy
June 22, 2015 - Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening
June 22, 2015 - Study reveals widespread over-imaging in early stage breast cancer patients in Ontario
May 22, 2015 - BMO Announces $1 Million Donation to Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research
May 4, 2015 - Partners herald new cancer immunotherapy company
April 30, 2015 - New pilot project in Ottawa offers mobile solution for immunization reporting
April 20, 2015 - Pancreatic cancer loses viral defences when talking with supporting cells
March 23, 2015 - DNA test slashes wait times for tuberculosis diagnosis in Iqaluit
March 17, 2015 - Old blood as good as fresh in patients with life threatening illnesses
March 13, 2015 - Most clinical trials of 'stalled drugs' do not report results
March 5, 2015 - Drug to control appetite could also fight anxiety: Ottawa study
February 11, 2015 - Researchers find new therapy benefits stroke patients
January 29, 2015 - The Ottawa Hospital leads first Canadian clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis
January 20, 2015 - Hospitalized for pneumonia? Your risk of cardiovascular disease is higher: study
December 15, 2014 - The Ottawa Hospital to host $60M national research network for innovative cancer treatments
December 14, 2014 - Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRX) Network of Centres of Excellence
October 21, 2014 - $3.85M research grant links naturopathic and conventional medicine in fight against cancer
September 24, 2014 - A way to kill chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells: Cut down its protector
September 23, 2014 - Grant worth $600,000 awarded for the study of stem cells and ovarian cancer
September 16, 2014 - Patient’s question triggers important study about blood thinners
September 7, 2014 - Why age reduces our stem cells' ability to repair muscle
August 25, 2014 - Researchers in Ottawa achieve breakthrough with rare disease: Stem cells used to send “stiff person syndrome” into long-term remission
July 24, 2014 - Common blood thinner for pregnant women proven ineffective: Lancet study
July 17, 2014 - Fighting tuberculosis in Canada’s North with community-based approach
July 11, 2014 - Ottawa researchers get $2.5 million to study genetic link among three chronic diseases
June 20, 2014 - Researchers find gene critical for development of brain motor centre
May 29, 2014 - 4 unhealthy habits land Ontarians in hospital more than 900,000 days a year: study
May 20, 2014 - Obesity to top smoking as most common risk for heart disease in Canada
April 15, 2014 - U.S. emergency rooms adopting made-in-Ottawa diagnostic procedures
April 11, 2014 - East meets West in Ottawa for research symposium
March 20, 2014 - National app puts immunization records in your hands
February 24, 2014 - Ottawa Hospital researchers to lead new national respiratory and vascular networks
February 18, 2014 - New tool identifies high-risk lung patients: Ottawa COPD Risk Scale
February 12, 2014 - High profile endorsement for Dr. David Moher’s clinical trial reporting guideline
December 30, 2013 - Stem-cell pioneer named to Order of Canada
December 5, 2013 - The Ottawa Hospital appoints prestigious kidney research chair
December 4, 2013 - Birth order matters: Eldest more likely to visit hospital after vaccinations
December 2, 2013 - Cochrane Canada receives 2013 CIHR Knowledge Translation Award: Ottawa-based Centre puts the best knowledge in the hands of health care providers professionals and patients as part of international collaboration
November 29, 2013 - Ottawa scientists transform natural protein into possible muscle regeneration drug
November 28, 2013 - Ottawa researchers to play major role in $8.7M research project aimed at curing HIV
November 9, 2013 - The Ottawa Hospital fêtes three star researchers at annual Gala
October 29, 2013 - The Ottawa Hospital and Heart Institute recognized among Canada’s leading research hospitals
October 18, 2013 - Leading Canadian Health Organizations Release a Vascular Declaration Calling for Urgent Action on Vascular Disease
October 7, 2013 - New research sheds light on abnormal heart muscle thickening and potential treatment
September 30, 2013 - Ontarians more likely to survive 1 year after hospitalization: study
September 25, 2013 - New clinical decision rule could reduce misdiagnosis of deadly brain bleeding
September 24, 2013 - Concussion guidelines to help adults manage persistent symptoms, resume life
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
September 4, 2013 - Ottawa researchers contribute to Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)-led study that will improve lung cancer diagnosis
August 30, 2013 - Dr. Ian Lorimer investigates approaches for converting brain cancer stem cells into a more treatable form
August 30, 2013 - New research by Dr. Brigitte Lemyre may change approach for helping some premature infants breathe
August 26, 2013 - Study provides best data yet on developmental problems in extremely premature infants
August 23, 2013 - Dr. Hsiao-Huei Chen discovers a new molecular pathway that controls appetite, metabolism and weight gain
August 13, 2013 - Virus-derived particles target blood cancer
August 8, 2013 - Dr. Andrew Seely awarded patent for system that may allow earlier diagnosis of organ failure and systemic infection
August 8, 2013 - New research led by Dr. Rebecca Auer suggests flu vaccine could help prevent the spread of cancer after surgery
July 4, 2013 - Public health experts to develop Canadian smartphone app to track immunizations
June 14, 2013 - Using math to kill cancer cells
May 6, 2013 - Flu vaccine safe for children with IBD: Study
April 22, 2013 - New program to enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians needing organ and tissue transplants
March 19, 2013 - Solving the mystery of how childhood brain cancer starts
March 8, 2013 - How Much Sodium are You Eating? New Online Salt Calculator Sums it Up
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 - New app puts vaccination records at your fingertips
November 27, 2012 - Protein injection points to muscular dystrophy treatment
November 26, 2012 - Putrescine water may be Fountain of Youth for eggs
November 21, 2012 - International Ethics Guidelines for Cluster Randomized Trials Published—A World First
November 17, 2012 - The Ottawa Hospital’s Star Researchers Honoured at Annual Gala
October 18, 2012 - Ottawa medical hero named to Canada’s 2013 Medical Hall of Fame
October 11, 2012 - The Terry Fox Foundation provides $13.4 million for world-class, novel research into fighting cancer with viruses and finding ways to treat acute leukemias
October 9, 2012 - Hospital rankings dramatically affected by calculation methods for readmissions and early deaths
October 8, 2012 - Fresh blood not better, clinical trial shows
June 21, 2012 - Blood test for pregnant women could predict risk of having dangerously small babies
June 8, 2012 - New hope for bipolar patients suffering from hepatitis C
May 31, 2012 - The Ottawa Hospital opens the Ottawa Blood Disease Centre
May 30, 2012 - Top stem cell scientist and pediatrician recruited to Ottawa
May 22, 2012 - Flu shot during pregnancy shows unexpected benefits in large study
May 15, 2012 - Mice with big brains provide insight into brain regeneration and developmental disorders
May 9, 2012 - Dr. John Bell honoured for outstanding achievements with top Canadian Cancer Society research award
April 2, 2012 - Unhealthy habits are costing Ontarians 7.5 years of life: Study examines impact of smoking, alcohol, diet, physical activity and stress
March 22, 2012 - Ottawa researcher spearheads major tuberculosis research effort in Nunavut thanks to CIHR funding
March 15, 2012 - Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
March 9, 2012 - Canadian research paves the way for possible new treatment for bleeding strokes
March 6, 2012 - New approach for treating genetic muscle wasting disease shows promise in mice
February 29, 2012 - Major grant from Canadian Cancer Society supports Ottawa research on cancer surgery
February 13, 2012 - Top researchers gather in Ottawa to advance the development of stem cell therapies for cardiovascular disease
February 10, 2012 - Ottawa researcher helps launch world’s first open access journal for systematic reviews
January 26, 2012 - Ottawa Hospital researchers help launch two new clinical trials to evaluate CPR and drugs after sudden cardiac arrest
January 24, 2012 - Ottawa researchers discover new cancer-fighting virus
December 18, 2011 - New research shows Wnt7a protein stimulates muscle growth and development in two unique ways
December 16, 2011 - Ottawa research could reduce use of unnecessary medications in people with HIV
December 14, 2011 - Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and CHEO Research Institute open new research centre dedicated to improving health and patient care
December 12, 2011 - Study finds serious reactions to MMR vaccine are rare
December 5, 2011 - C. difficile lengthens hospital stays by six days
December 2, 2011 - Novel embryonic stem cell technology to accelerate genetic research
December 1, 2011 - International meeting advances the development of ethical guidelines for clinical trials
November 28, 2011 - New research shows that second biopsy should be considered for some breast cancer patients
November 28, 2011 - Study reveals novel approach to stop cancer cells from dividing
November 23, 2011 - New research sheds light on molecular pathways involved in resistance to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer cells
November 5, 2011 - The Ottawa Hospital Gala recognizes superstar researchers
November 1, 2011 - Ottawa research explores reasons for poor folic acid supplementation before pregnancy
October 26, 2011 - The Ottawa Hospital recognized as one of Canada’s leading research hospitals
October 26, 2011 - New research sheds light on possible anti-cancer activity of FAK inhibitors
October 12, 2011 - Early phase clinical trials shows promising results in advanced lung cancer
October 11, 2011 - Top stem cell scientist recruited to Ottawa
October 3, 2011 - Smoking causes stroke to occur nearly a decade earlier, study finds
October 2, 2011 - New research sheds light on the role of our molecular recycling centres in genetic diseases and male infertility
October 2, 2011 - International symposium in Ottawa explores new technologies to help people move
October 1, 2011 - Two OHRI stem cell researchers among Top 25 People in Ottawa
September 30, 2011 - Dr. Curtis Cooper receives award for excellence in HIV-related human rights and advocacy
September 30, 2011 - Dr. Anthony Bella named one of the Top 100 Alumni of the last 100 years by Wilfred Laurier University
September 29, 2011 - Research shows improvement in care for older people with high risk of fractures, but more work still needs to be done
September 27, 2011 - Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery receives multimillion dollar contribution to expand groundbreaking research
September 26, 2011 - New research sheds light on relationship between inflammation, blood vessels and brain disorders
September 26, 2011 - Volunteers needed for 2011 flu vaccination study
September 15, 2011 - Neurosurgeon-scientist named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women of 2011
September 1, 2011 - CAHO Catalyst newsletter features OHRI CEO Dr. Duncan Stewart
September 1, 2011 - New research sheds light on brain development
August 31, 2011 - Results of world-first viral therapy trial in Ottawa cancer patients published in Nature
August 31, 2011 - World’s largest cardiac arrest trial shows longer period of initial CPR by paramedics and firefighters provides no benefit
August 24, 2011 - Research leads to new insights into mammalian fertilization
August 22, 2011 - New research shows most urgent hospital readmissions are hard to avoid
August 19, 2011 - New research advances the development of personalized therapies for ovarian and breast cancer
July 20, 2011 - Ottawa Hospital researchers awarded $4.8M from Ontario Research Fund to advance regenerative medicine and patient safety
June 29, 2011 - The Ottawa Hospital’s new Centre for Innovative Cancer Research to reduce time between discovery and patient impact
June 8, 2011 - Ottawa PhD student receives CIHR Synapse Mentorship Award
May 26, 2011 - The University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital to use promising “blue light” in major clinical cancer study
May 10, 2011 - Dr. Duncan Stewart to Receive Biomedical Science Ambassador Award
April 4, 2011 - Study provides first link between two major Parkinson’s genes
March 8, 2011 - OHRI sets course to advance translational health research
February 23, 2011 - Ottawa medical researchers awarded close to $20M by CIHR
February 22, 2011 - Making our best health care evidence even better
February 16, 2011 - Protect Canadians from disease and accidental vaccine injury, new study says
February 10, 2011 - TIA patients with speech difficulties more likely to suffer from irregular heartbeat
December 4, 2010 - 2010 Ottawa Hospital Gala raises $125,000 in support of groundbreaking research
November 19, 2010 - Outstanding health research on display at OHRI’s 10th Annual Research Day
November 16, 2010 - New research shows cystic fibrosis patients in Ontario are at risk for infection with dangerous strain of bacteria
November 9, 2010 - Ottawa scientist receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for innovative global health research
October 29, 2010 - Ottawa prevention clinic has huge impact on stroke rate, study finds
October 12, 2010 - Top Parkinson’s researcher recruited to Ottawa
September 15, 2010 - The Ottawa Hospital Explores High-Tech Treatment for Pancreatic Tumours
September 10, 2010 - Outstanding researchers at uOttawa and OHRI to receive significant funding
August 30, 2010 - The Ottawa Hospital Establishes Canada’s First Men’s Health Research Chair
August 25, 2010 - Seeing the world with new eyes: Biosynthetic corneas restore vision in humans
June 30, 2010 - Stem cell therapy may provide new approach to fight infection
June 25, 2010 - OHRI releases Annual Report for 2009-10
June 16, 2010 - Diabetes cases in Canada to increase by almost 2 million by 2017: Study
June 7, 2010 - Ottawa neurosurgeon named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40
May 28, 2010 - Ontario invests $6.5M in regenerative medicine and cancer research in Ottawa
May 20, 2010 - Viral therapy shows promise in ground-breaking clinical trial at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
May 19, 2010 - Cochrane Canada receives $9.6M from CIHR
April 9, 2010 - Dr. Duncan Stewart receives OCRI Research Award
March 29, 2010 - New index predicts survival for people with severe kidney disease and helps with difficult transplant decisions
March 24, 2010 - Nine leading medical journals publish clinical trial reporting guidelines developed by Ottawa researcher
March 15, 2010 - Study opens new avenue for developing treatments for genetic muscle-wasting disease
March 9, 2010 - Ottawa researcher awarded $1.4M to lead international team developing gene therapy for retinal blindness
March 1, 2010 - Simple tool identifies patients who may need closer monitoring after leaving hospital
February 16, 2010 - Ottawa researchers develop guidelines for better reporting of health research
February 15, 2010 - Study suggests stem cells sabotage their own DNA to produce new tissues
February 8, 2010 - OHRI awarded $7.8M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
January 13, 2010 - Canadian study of senior drivers goes international
November 26, 2009 - $19.2M awarded to stroke research network led by OHRI / uOttawa scientist
November 21, 2009 - Ottawa Hospital Gala raises impressive amount for groundbreaking research
November 18, 2009 - Improving care for people with neck injuries: Ottawa hospital-led study paves the way for worldwide adoption of Canadian C-Spine Rule
November 12, 2009 - Ottawa rehabilitation researchers find simulated space travel increases bone marrow fat
November 10, 2009 - Ottawa researchers begin trial of H1N1 vaccine with adjuvant in people with HIV
October 27, 2009 - Dr. Duncan Stewart receives cardiovascular research achievement award
October 7, 2009 - Three Big Ideas: OHRI Annual Report
September 9, 2009 - Ontario invests in OHRI-affiliated start-up company eSight
August 31, 2009 - Research finds little evidence to support combination therapies to lower cholesterol
August 20, 2009 - A clue to the elusive cause of type 1 diabetes: Ottawa researchers investigate immune response to wheat
July 21, 2009 - Five top medical journals publish research guidelines developed in Ottawa
July 2, 2009 - Study points to need for more training in clinical trial design in China
June 24, 2009 - OHRI cancer researcher Dr. John Bell profiled in The Ottawa Hospital's Annual Report
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
May 29, 2009 - Dr. Michel Chrétien elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London
May 28, 2009 - Ottawa health researchers launch “iShould”, a decision making application on Facebook
May 27, 2009 - OHRI / uOttawa researcher recognized with CIHR Synapse Mentorship Award
May 6, 2009 - Panel discussion on women's health research - May 7, 2009
April 30, 2009 - OHRI awarded $12M for national network to translate clinical research results into better health
April 27, 2009 - OHRI study shows automated telephone system can help in chronic disease management
April 22, 2009 - Ottawa Health Research Institute changes name to Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
April 15, 2009 - Free access to Cochrane Library health information for all Canadians
April 4, 2009 - Changes at the International Regulome Consortium
March 26, 2009 - The NHLBI halts study of concentrated saline for patients with shock due to lack of survival benefit
March 12, 2009 - Online tools could help identify disease outbreaks earlier
March 4, 2009 - $2.4 million to develop stem cell therapies to reverse blindness
February 3, 2009 - Genes and disease: OHRI scientists contribute to guidelines for reporting genetic associations
December 12, 2008 - uOttawa and OHRI awarded nearly $1.5M from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation
November 17, 2008 - Asthma may be over-diagnosed by up to 30 per cent, according to Canadian research study
November 17, 2008 - Ontario researchers play key role in identifying new colorectal cancer genes
November 8, 2008 - Ottawa Hospital Gala brings together corporate and community leaders in support of research
October 29, 2008 - Canadian researchers study inexpensive blood thinner as potential treatment for life threatening infection
October 21, 2008 - New Board Chair brings entrepreneurial experience to Ottawa Health Research Institute
October 7, 2008 - Special honour for Dr. Michel Chrétien
September 3, 2008 - OHRI researchers to discuss stem cell research at Weizmann Science Canada Forum
September 1, 2008 - Extensive screening of patients with blood clots may help detect cancer earlier
August 25, 2008 - Simple rule may allow many women to stop taking blood thinners
August 21, 2008 - $32M grant to transform Ottawa’s health research community
August 11, 2008 - Could anemia of chronic disease be a good thing? Researchers challenge assumptions and question growing push for treatment
July 28, 2008 - Discovery reveals link between Parkinson’s gene and red blood cell production
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
May 22, 2008 - Promising results with cancer-fighting virus
May 14, 2008 - Aprotinin associated with increased risk of death: Canadian trial published in NEJM compares three drugs routinely used to prevent blood loss during heart surgery
April 30, 2008 - OHRI student researchers to be recognized at the Ottawa Evening, hosted by Partners in Research
April 21, 2008 - Massive Ontario paramedic study shows Basic Life Support as good as Advanced Life Support for patients with major trauma
March 7, 2008 - Expert to outline proactive solutions for improving access to family physicians
February 6, 2008 - Babies born to teenage fathers have greater risk of birth problems
January 16, 2008 - Ottawa researchers organize first national Parkinson’s disease meeting
January 4, 2008 - Large study links folic acid supplementation with reduced risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy
December 9, 2007 - Sprott Centre researchers reveal the functioning of a genetic switch that plays crucial role in muscle stem cells
October 30, 2007 - Over $18 million in CIHR funding for uOttawa researchers
October 25, 2007 - Information about the Blood Conservation using Antifibrinolytics in a Randomized Trial (BART) Study
October 25, 2007 - Top honours go to cancer and neuroscience researchers at the Ottawa Health Research Institute
October 18, 2007 - Reproductive health researchers from Canada, China to sign agreement
September 24, 2007 - Ottawa Health Research Institute holds Annual General Meeting and welcomes new CEO
September 10, 2007 - Study reveals low rates of colorectal cancer screening in Canada, despite established guidelines and good access to family physicians
July 18, 2007 - Award-Winning scientist uses innovative Canadian telephony technology to improve health care
July 17, 2007 - MS Society announces $2.4 million to continue Ottawa bone marrow stem cell transplant trial
July 5, 2007 - Research reveals missing link in Parkinson’s disease and suggests new therapeutic target
June 20, 2007 - New research identifies five genetic themes crucial to keeping stem cells in a primitive, flexible state
June 6, 2007 - Desire for physician-assisted suicide among patients receiving palliative cancer care: Results of Canada-wide study now available
June 4, 2007 - Dr. Eve Tsai receives 2007 Young Clinician Investigator Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
May 31, 2007 - Sprott Centre scientists identify novel stem cell in adult muscle
May 24, 2007 - $6.3M from Terry Fox Foundation to link researchers across Canada developing oncolytic virus therapies for cancer
May 23, 2007 - Advanced paramedic care for respiratory distress saves lives, according to world’s largest study
May 3, 2007 - Grand opening of the Kidney Research Centre
May 3, 2007 - Media advisory: International muscular dystrophy experts to gather in Ottawa
May 1, 2007 - Dying without suffering: new study shows that suffering is not considered a significant problem for many cancer patients receiving palliative care
April 27, 2007 - Toronto area donor contributes $1 million to support lung cancer research in Ottawa
April 3, 2007 - Innovative cancer laboratory opening brings researchers closer to goal
March 27, 2007 - More energy better when multiple shocks required to restart the heart
February 20, 2007 - Canadian stroke expert named Officer of Order of Canada
February 19, 2007 - Two inhalers are better than one for common lung disease
February 7, 2007 - Canadian stroke expert wins American Stroke Association’s highest honour
January 8, 2007 - Outstanding physician-scientist to lead Ottawa Health Research Institute
December 4, 2006 - Ottawa study reveals “normal” form of the prion protein associated with neurodegenerative diseases could have role in blood sugar regulation
November 15, 2006 - New Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research to place Ottawa at forefront of medical revolution
November 1, 2006 - Dr. Michael Rudnicki named an international research scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
October 28, 2006 - Gala honours research excellence at the Ottawa Health Research Institute
September 6, 2006 - University of Ottawa supports health research through creation of three new Chairs:
University Health Research Chairs will support research in emergency medicine, neuromuscular disorders, and gene regulation
July 25, 2006 - The Ottawa Hospital Receives the Largest Individual Donation in its History: $7-Million Donation from Investor Eric Sprott and his wife Vizma will put Canada at the Forefront of Stem Cell Research
June 29, 2006 - Dr. Ian D. Graham Appointed Vice-President of Knowledge Translation at CIHR
May 18, 2006 - Ottawa cardiac arrest and brain hemorrhage studies to be presented at international conference
May 11, 2006 - Creating new insight into HIV-AIDS virus wins Canada's top student biotech prize for grade 11 Ottawa-area scientist, 16
April 20, 2006 - $23.1M in CIHR funding for University of Ottawa medical, health researchers
April 6, 2006 - Ottawa team finds popular antidepressants may affect fetus
March 24, 2006 - Improving survival from cardiac arrest and severe trauma is at the heart of "ROC": The new launched Canada-U.S. Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium
December 21, 2005 - Myelin mystery solved: Ottawa scientists first to show how the brain's electrical insulation gets damaged
November 12, 2005 - Gala honours research excellence at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
November 8, 2005 - Ottawa scientists make mice that don't get fat
September 29, 2005 - Ottawa Hospital Research Institute's Stem Cell Centre chosen for prestigious U.S. challenge grant
September 27, 2005 - Canadian rules for reducing unnecessary CT scanning proven 100 percent accurate
September 14, 2005 - New Research Chair at University of Ottawa to Advance Understanding of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
September 7, 2005 - Study reveals shocking statistics regarding women and ovarian cancer
August 25, 2005 - Episiotomies still common despite global recommendations to restrict use, Ottawa study finds
July 12, 2005 - Ottawa researcher wins Muscular Dystrophy Canada- Stem Cell Network research award
May 17, 2005 - OTTAWA RESEARCHERS FIND HERETOFORE UNKNOWN PROCESS INVOLVED IN VISION - New discovery will be important to fully understand vision and possible repair.
April 19, 2005 - Canadian scientists add an important piece to the intricate puzzle of Type-1 Diabetes.
January 26, 2005 - Jesse's Journey announces major gift and research project.
January 26, 2005 - The Duchenne Research Initiative - A million dollar commitment from Jesse's Journey
December 1, 2004 - OHRI scientist opens the door to better understanding and possibly finding future treatments for a severe form of mental retardation
December 1, 2004 - First-of-its-kind Ottawa study looks at the implications of twin, triplet and quadruplet pregnancies on mothers. Report indicates increased risk of adverse outcomes
November 30, 2004 - The OHRI's Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Neuroscience Program both recognized by Ottawa Life Sciences Council for outstanding contributions
October 27, 2004 - Investment in Biotech Research Consortium Supports Improved Health, Quality of Life
September 23, 2004 - OTTAWA SCIENTISTS PUBLISH FIRST STATISTICS ON CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVAL RATES ACROSS CANADA. Discrepancies even within provinces illustrate need for more study.
July 28, 2004 - CPR and rapid shock increase cardiac arrest survival - ALS does not, World's largest pre-hospital study suggests refocusing on the basics
July 28, 2004 - The Ottawa Hospital reinforces its commitment to patient safety with the recruitment of leading scientist and author to the OHRI
May 26, 2004 - Ottawa Researchers Receive Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Awards
May 13, 2004 - Ottawa Cancer Scientist, Dr. John Bell, recipient of one of the largest grants ever awarded by Terry Fox Foundation to lead a project to treat cancer patients with viruses.
May 11, 2004 - A Gene That Directs the Regeneration of Injured Muscle from Adult Stem Cells
May 5, 2004 - International collaboration to identify the complete set of factors that regulate gene expression from the Human Genome launched in Ottawa, Canada
May 4, 2004 - Groundbreaking International Scientific Collaboration to be announced at Ottawa Press Conference on May 5th
April 29, 2004 - Ottawa to host Canadian Workshop on Human Reproduction and Reproductive Biology, May 3rd and 4th
April 20, 2004 - Canada in talks to lead international consortium of researchers to conduct third generation Genome Project
April 12, 2004 - Treatments have their risks, a new Canadian study reminds us
March 30, 2004 - CANVAC announces the start of a Canadian therapeutic HIV vaccine trial
February 2, 2004 - Changes In The Health Care System Are Needed To Prevent Complications After Discharge From Hospital
February 2, 2004 - The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and Bell Canada Open the Bell Patient Decision Support Laboratory
November 25, 2003 - Canadian researchers discover mechanism that controls size of human eggs
October 7, 2003 - American Heart Association rapid access journal report:CPR improves quality of life for cardiac arrest survivors
September 26, 2003 - FORTRESS STRATEGY FOR BRAIN AND SPINE RECOVERY POSSIBLY "DOOMED TO FAIL" - Canadian researchers find calcium more of a menace from within
September 25, 2003 - TARGETING A SILENT KILLER - Canadian researchers set the standard for identifying dangerous blood clots
June 26, 2003 - Research offers hope for patients with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS
June 10, 2003 - Cooling Head Injury Patients Results in Fewer Deaths and Unfavourable Outcomes, Say Canadian Researchers
June 2, 2003 - Volunteer Auxiliary Gives $1.765 M Boost to Emergency Care and Research at the Ottawa Hospital
April 23, 2003 - New company puts Ottawa at the forefront of stem cell research in Canada
April 15, 2003 - Blood-filtering program saves lives, improves health outcomes, Ottawa researchers find
March 27, 2003 - Generous Donor Supports Centre for Stroke Research
March 3, 2003 - $2.8-million nationwide program aims to improve infertility treatments
February 27, 2003 - Ottawa Ankle Rules Proven Close To 100% Accurate
January 22, 2003 - Canadian Scientists Make Spinal Muscular Atrophy Breakthrough
October 25, 2002 - Gala To Award Excellence In Health Research
August 26, 2002 - Ottawa researchers discover that "Sonic Hedgehog" necessary for proper development of retina
August 20, 2002 - Ottawa researchers discover "suicide cells" necessary for normal muscle formation
June 25, 2002 - University of Ottawa receives four new Canada Research Chairs
April 4, 2002 - $4 million nationwide study aims to prevent life-threatening blood loss in heart surgery patients
December 20, 2001 - Tm Bioscience to Validate and Discover Coagulation Genes with Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
November 15, 2001 - Ottawa Researchers Develop New Method Of Reducing HIV To Undetectable Levels In Vitro
October 23, 2001 - Gala To Celebrate Excellence In Health Research
October 16, 2001 - Clinical Rule May Reduce Use of Unnecessary X-Rays for Low-risk Neck Injuries
October 1, 2001 - State-Of-The-Art Microscope Will Help Advance Cancer Research
August 29, 2001 - OHRI and Inno-centre sign MOU
May 4, 2001 - Laying down the rule for CT scans of the head
March 7, 2001 - Ottawa researchers begin largest study ever on influence of exercise in diabetes
February 6, 2001 - The Ottawa Hospital Announces New Director for Research Institute