In The News

Personalized treatment for neurological disease

October 2, 2013

New research led by Dr. Matthew Hebb of Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute, has demonstrated for the first time, how small brain biopsies may be used to grow large numbers of cells that could possibly be transplanted back into the patient’s own brain.

Imagining Canada’s Future: SSHRC unveils six challenges

September 20, 2013

Asking tomorrow’s questions, today. For Canada to be a successful 21st‑century society we need to anticipate the challenges ahead and keep our minds open to the potential futures facing us all. This is the inspiration behind SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. For more information, please visit Imagining Canada's Future.

Wendy Cukier: “Woman of Influence”

September 13, 2013

Vice-President, Research and Innovation Wendy Cukier has been named as one of the 2013 Top 25 Women of Influence. Now in its third year, the ranking celebrates the achievements of the most influential Canadian women in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public. To learn more click here.

Stem cells could allow heart to heal itself

September 5, 2013

A team of cardiac researchers led by Ottawa scientists has launched groundbreaking clinical trials of a stem cell therapy that helps the heart heal itself. This trial enlists stem cells and their amazing ability to help organs regenerate.

Mac students saving the environment one drip at a time

September 3, 2013

Three McMaster University engineers are throwing themselves into turning off a slow drip of environmental destruction coming from the world's gas stations. They're also looking for public donations to back their effort. Devin Ramphal, Jason Harrison and Simon Oomen-Hurst, have been working in Ramphal's garage for several months developing a solution to the problem of gasoline dripping on the ground in the second it takes to move a nozzle from the car's gas tank back to the pump. Click here to learn more