Regenerative Medicine

The challenge

Thousands of people’s lives are disrupted and affected by illness, disease and injury. Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are working to discover and harness the power of human stem cells to rebuild, repair, and heal a wide range of medical issues. The promise of regenerative medicine is that it offers the potential to repair the heart after a heart attack, restore vision to the blind, reconnect a broken spinal cord, regenerate brain tissue after a stroke, repair damaged insulin-producing tissue in people with diabetes, and heal tissues damaged by severe infectious diseases. 

Dr. Bernard Thébaud
Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis