In The News

Research Matters returns with question: What Matters Now?

October 16, 2013

Toronto, October 16, 2013 – Is there intelligent life out there? Can plant materials one day replace plastic? Can we ever eradicate infectious diseases? These questions and more will be explored by Ontario’s top university researchers in the latest Research Matters free speaker series focused on the question ‘What Matters Now?’

Study: Herbal Products Omit Ingredients, Contain Fillers

October 11, 2013

Consumers of natural health products beware. The majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients not listed on the label, with most companies substituting cheaper alternatives and using fillers, according to new research from the University of Guelph.

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.