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Like a Moth to a Flame

In the last decade, 7 million hectares of boreal forest in Eastern Canada have been destroyed by the voracious insect known as the spruce budworm. And the outbreak is heading south again this spring, leaving devastation and fires in its wake.
19-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Health Care for Mother and Child, Doing Fewer Caesareans and … Saving Money!

A training program to improve obstetrical management reduced the number of medically unjustified caesareans and generated significant savings for the healthcare system in Quebec (Canada), in addition to improving the quality of healthcare provided...
17-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diabetes Drug May Help Symptoms of Autism-Associated Condition

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.
11-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Slingshot to Shoot Drugs Onto the Site of an Infection


Chemists from Italy and Canada specializing in nanotechnology create a molecular slingshot that could shoot drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers.
8-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Young Adult Smokers: The Hidden Demographic


College students and other 18-to-25's aren't getting the attention they need to avoid taking up smoking, says University of Montreal PhD candidate Thierry Gagné, who wrote a paper on the subject.
3-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Organ Donation: A New Frontier for AI?

Getting the right organ to the right recipient is always a challenge. University of Montreal scientists think artificial intelligence can help.
24-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

IRCM Research Team Discovers How Immunotherapy Can Fight Some Cancers

Dr. André Veillette and his team have discovered why immunotherapy would work in some patients and not at all in others. The discovery published in the prestigious journal Nature.
19-Apr-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Triggers a High-School Student to Suddenly Drop Out?

Divorcing parents, a car accident, a job layoff or any other major stressful event can provoke adolescents to quit their studies, a new UdeM study shows .
10-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Not All Canadians Feeling the Heat of Climate Change

While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris hammering out the details of the global fight against climate change, a new study out of the University of Montreal and the Trottier Energy Institute shows that Canadian attitudes are somewhat...
30-Nov-2015 7:05 AM EST

University experts available to journalists to clarify #ParisAttacks / #AttentasParis

16-Nov-2015 9:05 PM EST

Canadian University #Criminology Prof Supports #Legalization of #Marijuana. #Cdnpoli


9-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST

#CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie - University Experts Available for Media Comment


16-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Referendum on Scotland #Independence – University Experts Available to Speak From Quebec/Canada Perspective #Indyref #Voteyes #Voteno

16-Sep-2014 9:20 AM EDT

#WorldHepatitisDay: Experts Available


28-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

@uMontreal_News Expert Available for Media Comment on #India Elections #Indiavotes #india2014

14-May-2014 9:45 AM EDT

@uMontreal_news Experts Comment on #Quebec Election Issues #QC2014 #polqc #cdnpoli

21-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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