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Nothing to sniff at: Screening platform identifies drugs that could fight the common cold

A team led by Dr. Robin Parks has developed a new way to identify drugs that may be good candidates for treating the common cold.

Jill Hamer-Wilson
Recognizing early signs of lung cancer: Jill’s story

Jill Hamer-Wilson has turned her lung cancer diagnosis into a mission. She advocates for patient partnership in research, and strives to help medical professionals and patients understand the early warning signs of lung cancer. She hopes that her efforts will lead to early detection and more effective treatment.

Team members from the Schlossmacher lab include (clockwise from top left) Dr. Michael Schlossmacher, Dr. Bojan Shutinoski, Quinton Hake-Volling, Dr. Julianna Tomlinson and Nathalie Lengacher
Unravelling the mystery of how one gene contributes to Parkinson’s, Crohn’s and leprosy

Researchers have struggled for years to understand how mutations in one gene, called LRRK2, can increase the risk of three very different diseases. Now, a Canadian team has found that inflammation is the likely culprit.

The Ottawa Hospital’s top three researchers
Hospital Gala honoured top researchers

The Ottawa Hospital’s top three researchers were applauded for their achievements in their respective fields at the annual Gala, on Oct. 26. Faizan Khan received the Worton Researcher in Training Award, Dr. Marjorie Brand received the Chrétien Researcher of the Year Award, and Dr. Paul Albert received the Grimes Research Career Achievement Award.

aSAH survivor and her daughter
aSAH survivor and her daughter help advance stroke research

When 61-year-old Debi Borbridge had an aSAH, a rare form of stroke, little did she know that two years later she and her daughter would be helping to shape the future of research in this field.

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Thinking about using cannabis during pregnancy? Think again.

New research suggests pregnant women who use cannabis have a greater risk of a preterm birth.

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