A researcher at the University of Ottawa has identified a group of spinal neurons that play a major role in recovering mobility following a serious spinal cord injury. The study, led by Tuan Bui, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute, has been published in the life sciences journal eLife. Read the complete article.
Focusing on media coverage related to research, this award aims to recognize individuals who have successfully promoted research results in the media. Their research findings have been published by partners, Faculty staff or the Media Relations Office. These findings may have been covered by specialized or general media in the months following the initial announcement of results.
Frithjof Lutscher, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, explains how longer summers and climate change can have serious impacts on the prey-predator relationship and the extinction of certain species. Read the complete article.
A group of twelve researchers from the University of Ottawa will be joining the ranks of Canada’s brightest minds, with five elected to the Royal Society of Canada and seven others gaining admittance to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Congratulations to Muralee Murugesu and Alexandre Poulain! Read the complete article.
A study led by researchers at the University of Ottawa and published today inProceedings of the Royal Society Bhas found that a lake ecosystem was severely affected by arsenic contamination from the Giant Mine, which produced over seven million ounces of gold while it was active, between 1948 and 2004. Over 20,000 tonnes of toxic arsenic trioxide were released from the Giant Mine’s roaster stack over the years as part of its process to extract gold from arsenopyrite ore. Read the complete article.
Collaborative research by scientists at the University of Ottawa and the Government of Alberta’s Environment and Parks ministry has found that the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have increased in lake sediments near in-situ drilling wells since production began at the Cold Lake oil sands development in the 1980s. PAHs, a diverse group of organic contaminants, have been linked to cancer and other adverse health effects in humans. Read the complete article.