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Top Research Papers from The Ottawa Hospital 2015-2017
June 7, 2018 - Did you know that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital publish an average of four new scientific papers every single day? Our research is advancing science and improving health on a massive scale – both at home and around the world. The list below ...
Exosomes open up exciting new avenue of leukemia research
April 11, 2018 - When exosomes were first discovered more than 30 years ago, most scientists thought they were useless bags of waste released by our cells. But in recent years, researchers have realized that exosomes may be able to help us understand, diagnose and
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 the treatment of stroke, heart attack and blocked leg arteries. However, their rate of bloo
Bolstering fat cells offers new hope for treating blood cancer
November 6, 2017 - Drs. Mitchell Sabloff and David Allan contributed to a new study led out of McMaster University that is providing hope for people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This kind of cancer grows in the bone marrow and inhibits the production of normal bl
Cord blood therapies: researchers to separate hope from hype thanks to $100,000 grant
May 4, 2017 - Stem cell therapies based on umbilical cord blood hold significant promise, but few have been scientifically proven. Dr. David Allan was awarded $100,000 from Canadian Blood Services (CBS) to develop policies around the use of cord blood that ...