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Researcher to Cancer: “Resistance Will Be Futile”

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Turning the tables, Katherine Borden at the University of Montreal’s Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) has evoked Star Trek’s Borg in her fight against the disease.
18-Dec-2014 7:30 AM EST

Severely Mentally Ill Criminals: Who Goes to Prison and Who Goes to Psych Institutions?

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“We found a clear difference between people with a mental illness who are incarcerated for a crime and those declared not criminally responsible for a crime and then hospitalized at a psychiatric institution.” - Dr. Alexandre Dumais
17-Dec-2014 5:00 AM EST

Cocaine, Amphetamine Users More Likely to Take Their Own Lives

Stimulants use such as cocaine and amphetamine is associated with a nearly two-fold greater likelihood of suicidal behaviour amongst people who inject drugs, say researchers at the University of Montreal and the CHUM Research Centre. Drug addiction...
16-Dec-2014 9:15 AM EST

Current Practices in Reporting on Behavioural Genetics Can Mislead the Public

“Media reports about behavioural genetics unintentionally induce unfounded beliefs, therefore going against the educational purpose of scientific reporting,” writes the University of Montreal’s Alexandre Morin-Chassé.
15-Dec-2014 7:10 AM EST

Are You Genetically Predisposed to Antisocial Behaviour?

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Both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behaviour, according to a new study. “Evidence is accumulating to show that the effects of variants of many genes that are common in the population...
15-Dec-2014 6:00 AM EST

Are You Helping Your Toddler’s Aggressive Behaviour?

Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this isn’t the case. The researchers did find, however,...
9-Dec-2014 9:30 AM EST

Technology Breakthrough Reveals Cellular Transcription Process

“This new research tool offers us a more profound view of the immune responses that are involved in a range of diseases, such as HIV infection. At the level of gene transcription, this had been difficult, complex and costly to do with current...
3-Dec-2014 5:00 AM EST

The Artificial Pancreas Shown to Improve the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

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The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal. The external artificial pancreas improves glucose control and reduces...
24-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

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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

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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

University Expert Opinion: Fearing Children Might Be Taken Away, Anti-Zionist Hasidim Flee Quebec

10-Dec-2013 8:00 AM EST

Experts Comment Ruling That Ends Sperm Donor Anonymity

University of Montreal experts are available to comment to journalists about Thursday’s decision by the Supreme Court of British Columbia that will effectively end anonymity for sperm donors.
20-May-2011 11:45 AM EDT

Expert Opinion: Death of Osama Ben Laden Outdated

Dr. Samir Saul is a professor of history at the University of Montreal whose research focuses on the contemporary Arab world, contemporary France and the history of international relations. He is available to comment on Sunday’s killing of Osama...
2-May-2011 11:40 AM EDT

Middle-East Peace, Civil War, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Expert Available to Media

Marie-Joelle Zahar is associate professor of Political Science and research director at the Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations at the Université de Montréal is available for comment to the media. She specializes in the study of civil...
2-Mar-2011 10:00 AM EST

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