Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is a non-profit academic health research institute located in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. The OHRI’s mission is to excel in research, education and innovative patient care. As of February 2006, the OHRI houses approximately 325 scientists and clinical investigators, 300 students and research fellows, and 625 support staff. The OHRI is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and performs scientific research for The Ottawa Hospital in its efforts to discover new therapies. The name was changed in 2009 to The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute to reflect this role as the research arm of the Ottawa Hospital. OHRI scientists are at work on a diverse array of questions within six research programs: cancer therapeutics, clinical epidemiology, hormones growth & development, molecular medicine, neuroscience, and vision. Within these programs, they are conducting research into conditions such as AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, obesity, Parkinson's disease, reproductive disorders, and stroke.

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Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening

A large clinical trial led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa has found that contrary to expectations, a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis does not improve cancer detection in people with unexplained ...

Jun 22, 2015
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Drug to control appetite could also fight anxiety

Did you know that our body produces its own marijuana-like compound to protect us against anxiety? A study led by Ottawa researchers, published today in Neuron, reveals a new biological pathway that regulates this system ...

Mar 05, 2015
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