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Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 9 CIHR grants worth more than $5 million
February 2, 2024 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are leading nine new projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the most recent operating grant and SPOR innovative clinical trial competitions.
How do developing brain blood vessels and nerves link up? New study has some answers.
September 1, 2023 - Dr. Baptiste Lacoste is fascinated by how blood vessels in the brain contribute to brain and mind health.
With autism, the brain adapts to blood vessel problems by changing how it uses energy
July 12, 2023 - Dr. Baptiste Lacoste wants to find out what’s going wrong with the blood vessels in the autistic brain.
Do changes in brain metabolism play a role in autism? Prestigious grant to help researchers find out
June 7, 2022 - Dr. Baptiste Lacoste received a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs to investigate whether brain metabolism could play a role in autism.
Research on brain blood vessels could lead to new treatments for brain diseases
March 9, 2022 - Could a better understanding of brain blood vessels lead to new approaches to prevent or treat brain disease? Dr. Baptiste Lacoste and his team think so, and they recently contributed to two important papers in this area.
Beyond the brain: how autism impacts the body
April 30, 2021 - People with neurodevelopmental disorders like Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders are at increased risk of conditions that affect the body’s metabolism including obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.
Vascular development may be at risk in autism
July 13, 2020 - A Canadian collaboration led by Dr. Baptiste Lacoste has undertaken the first ever in-depth study of vasculature in the autistic brain. The product of four years of work, a paper published today in Nature Neuroscience lays out several lines of ...
New Frontiers in Research Fund supports trailblazing research on autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
June 3, 2020 - Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital are involved in four new projects funded through the Exploration stream of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund. The fund is designed to support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research.
Could leaky blood vessels be a target for treating migraines? Study opens up promising new area of research
August 30, 2018 - Migraine headaches are often accompanied by electrical waves that slowly move across the brain, causing flashes of light and other visual disturbances. Referred to as “migraine aura”, this phenomenon also affects the brain’s blood vessels, ...
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 r
Researchers get $558K boost from Heart and Stroke Foundation
June 15, 2017 - Two scientists from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa were successful in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s recent grant-in-aid grant competition. Dr. Baptiste Lacoste was awarded $259,000* to test whether drugs that are already used