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Jeff Dilworth, PhD
613-737-8899 ext. 70339

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Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound, awakens stem cells to repair damaged muscle
August 4, 2022 - A new study published in the journal Science reveals a unique form of cell communication that controls muscle repair.
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 19 CIHR grants worth more than $12 million
July 20, 2022 - These projects will advance science and improve health in areas such as cancer, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, autism, Kabuki Syndrome, kidney disease, patient engagement, blood transfusions, sepsis, surgery, anesthesia, plasma donation, ...
From baseball stats wiz to game-changing epigenetic scientist
November 15, 2021 - Meet Dr. Jeff Dilworth — winner of Chrétien Researcher of the Year Award
Supercharging stem cells
November 12, 2021 - Dr. Jeff Dilworth is receiving The Ottawa Hospital’s Chrétien Researcher of the Year Award for his groundbreaking research, which could bring new energy to exhausted stem cells and help them repair the body
Stem cells go ‘all in’ to repair damaged muscles
May 12, 2021 - When faced with a major muscle injury, muscle stem cells need to find the right balance between repair and self-preservation. New research led by Dr. Jeff Dilworth shows for the first time that upon injury, muscle stem cells prioritize immediate ...
Diabetes drug corrects some symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice
June 4, 2020 - A study in mice led by Dr. Jing Wang suggests that the diabetes drug metformin may be able to reverse some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers awarded $1.6M to improve care for cardiovascular disease
November 13, 2019 - The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has awarded $1.6M to researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa.
A Canadian First: Ottawa orthopaedic researchers win top clinical research award three years running
September 13, 2019 - For the third year in a row, researchers from the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery have won The Canadian Orthopedic Foundation’s top clinical research award, worth $20,000.
Precision medicine approach for leukemia awarded $1.5M
May 1, 2019 - Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. A team of researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa is hoping to revolutionize treatment for AML by developing a “precision medicine” approach.
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 ...
Researchers find biological role for puzzling protein
April 12, 2016 - An epigenetic protein called UTX has long been proposed to function in erasing “cellular memory” so that a cell can reformat its hard drive and become a different cell type. Research has shown that when mutations prevent UTX from erasing cellular
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 becoming a new muscle fibre? Or should I just stay in bed? Dr. Jeffrey Dilworth was recently awa
CIHR grant helping to unravel the epigenetic mysteries of muscle regeneration
December 17, 2014 - Dr. Jeff Dilworth was awarded $834,000 in the last operating grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his research on muscle regeneration. Dr. Dilworth and his team are studying how two key proteins function in mus