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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

Sex, Gender, or Both in Medical Research

Only a minority of medical studies take sex and gender into account when analyzing and reporting research results. Dr. Cara Tannenbaum (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, (National Institutes of Health, USA), have...
22-Nov-2016 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Early Childhood Household Smoke Exposure Predicts Later Delinquency and Dropout Risk at Age 12

More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having conduct problems at school, and dropping out at age...
18-Nov-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Microbes in Your Gut Influence Major Eye Disease

Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Metabolic Switch to Turn Off Obesity

A research team at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre has discovered that the ABHD6 enzyme in certain brain neurons plays a key role in controlling body weight.
27-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding Retinopathy: Senescence-Associated Secretory Phenotype Contributes to Pathological Angiogenesis.

A study sheds new understanding on the mechanisms of the diabetic retinopathy - which is the most prominent complication of diabetes and the leading cause of blindness in working age individuals - as it uncovered a program of accelerated aging of...
26-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease: You Don’t Have to Be an Olympic Athlete to Reduce the Many Risk Factors

A new study, whose preliminary results will be presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress and soon be published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the...
21-Oct-2016 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People Infected by Hepatitis C in Canada Have Limited Access to Direct-Acting Antivirals


A study conducted by Canadian and Australian researchers shows that nearly everywhere in Canada, the provinces and territories impose obstacles to reimbursement of new direct-acting antivirals (DAA) to treat hepatitis C by because of their cost.
14-Oct-2016 12:00 PM 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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