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Alzheimer’s Disease Thought to Be Accelerated by an Abnormal Build-Up of Fat in the Brain


People with Alzheimer’s disease have fat deposits in the brain. For the first time since the disease was described 109 years ago, researchers affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered...
27-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parkinson’s Disease Brain Cells at Risk of Burnout, Like an Overheating Motor


The death of brain cells in Parkinson’s disease may be caused by a form of cellular energy crisis in neurons that require unusually high quantities of energy to carry out their job of regulating movement, researchers at the University of Montreal...
24-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brief Postnatal Blindness Triggers Long-Lasting Reorganization in the Brain


A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual pr
20-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Discover "Young Jupiter" Exoplanet


A Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our Sun has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Montreal’s Institute of Research on Exoplanets...
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Overreliance on Imagination May Be a Sign of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Confusing reality with imagination and losing contact with reality are two key characteristics that could play a role in the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This is what we learn from a study conducted by researchers at the...
13-Aug-2015 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Use a 2D Cursor in a 3D World? Computer Cursors Are Going 3D!


Researchers at the University of Montreal have developed techniques that enable computer cursors to interact in 3D in single or multiuser, local or remote collaboration scenarios.
6-Aug-2015 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

If You’re Using Drugs, Scientists Want to Help You Avoid Addiction

Abstinence is the best way to avoid drug addiction. But in many societies, drug use is the norm, not the exception, especially by youth. What keeps the majority of users from becoming addicted? How drugs are taken has something to do with it,...
3-Aug-2015 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blocking a Gene Reduces Fat

By blocking the expression of a certain gene in patients, University of Montreal researchers have contributed to the demonstration of great decreases in the concentration of triglycerides in their blood, even in various severe forms of...
29-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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#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

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

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