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New Data Show Heightened Risk of Birth Defects with Antidepressants Prescribed During Pregnancy

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.
18-Jan-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

The First Humans Arrived in North America a Lot Earlier Than Believed


Anthropologists at Université de Montréal have dated the oldest human settlement in Canada back 10,000 years.
16-Jan-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Why Are Australia’s Shrublands Like ‘Knee-High Tropical Rainforests’?


A new UdeM study of the flora "Down Under" breaks new ground by showing that soil biota play an important role in the maintenance of plant diversity in species-rich ecosystems.
12-Jan-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Play an Instrument? You Probably React Faster, Too

Researchers at UdeM's audiology school find that musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians – and that could have implications for the elderly.
10-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Meet Canada's "Poop Lady"


Since 2012, UdeM PhD student Catherine Girard has collected stool samples from the Inuit of Nunavut. In a new study, she documents for the first time their "gut microbiome" – with surprising results.
10-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bilingualism May Save Brain Resources as You Age

A research team established that years of bilingualism change how the brain carries out tasks that require concentrating on one piece of information without becoming distracted by other information. This makes the brain more efficient and economical...
9-Jan-2017 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Preventing Mortality After Myocardial Infarction

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding Canadian component of a study to determine the optimal amount of blood to transfuse in anemic patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction.
5-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immune System Influenced by Social Status, but Access to Resources Not to Blame

Low social status alone can alter immune regulation, even in the absence of variation in access to resources, health care, and at-risk behaviours for health. This is the conclusion of a new Canadian-American study published in Science.
28-Nov-2016 6:00 AM EST 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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