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Psychopathic Violent Offenders’ Brains Can’t Understand Punishment

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Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood.
22-Jan-2015 7:05 PM EST

How Does the Brain Adapt to the Restoration of Eyesight?

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Recent scientific advances have meant that eyesight can be partially restored to those who previously would have been blind for life. However, scientists at the University of Montreal and the University of Trento have discovered that the rewiring of...
19-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Yabba Dabba D’OH! Stone Age Man Wasn’t Necessarily More Advanced Than the Neanderthals

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A multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era has been discovered by University of Montreal researchers, throwing into question our current understanding of the evolution of human behaviour. It was found at an archaeological site in...
14-Jan-2015 9:55 AM EST

Autonomous Tots Have Higher Cognitive Skills

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Higher cognitive skills are found in the children of mothers who are consistently able to support the development of their baby’s sense of autonomy, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Montreal. The researchers...
14-Jan-2015 7:00 AM EST

Men’s Diets Are Related to Local Offerings, Unlike Women’s

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Men’s eating habits are associated with the availability of healthy food sources in their residential neighbourhood but women’s are not, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHUM hospital.
6-Jan-2015 6:00 AM EST

Women, Quitting Smoking for New Years'? Time It with Your Period!

“Our data reveal that incontrollable urges to smoke are stronger at the beginning of the follicular phase that begins after menstruation. Hormonal decreases of oestrogen and progesterone possibly deepen the withdrawal syndrome and increase...
5-Jan-2015 8:45 AM EST

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

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#CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie - University Experts Available for Media Comment

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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

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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

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