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Mystery Solved of Source of Anti-Cancer Effects in Pregnancy Hormone

University of Montreal scientists have identified a small molecule found in pregnant women’s urine that apparently blocks the growth of several types of cancers, including AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma, which currently has no cure.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Two Low-Cost, Car Battery-Sized Canadian Space Telescopes Launched Today


Two nanosatellites were launched from Yasny, Russia, at 15:11:11 Eastern Daylight Time today by Anthony Moffat, of the University of Montreal and the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, and the Canadian research and technology team he...
19-Jun-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Vitamin A Derivative Potentially Treats Type 2 Diabetes and Prevents Its Cardiovascular Complications


Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) recently demonstrated the potential of retinoic acid (RA), a derivative of Vitamin A, in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes and preventing their cardiovascular...
16-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Are Quebecers Irrationally Opposed to Shale Gas?


Quebecers are particularly hostile toward the development of shale gas, but this aversion is driven less by ‘not in my backyard’ (NIMBY) attitudes than ‘not in anyone’s backyard (NIABY), according to a comparative survey of 2,500 Quebecers...
11-Jun-2014 9:10 AM EDT

Université De Montréal Presents Honorary Doctorate to Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will receive an honorary doctorate from Université de Montréal on Monday, June 9. This distinction will be awarded as part of the Conference of Montreal, where she will be...
5-Jun-2014 7:15 AM EDT

Major Discovery on the Mechanism of Drug Resistance in Leukemia and Other Cancers

A mechanism that enables the development of resistance to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) anticancer drugs, thereby leading to relapse, has been identified by Kathy Borden of the University of Montreal's Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer...
28-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Researchers Discover a Novel Drug Target Linked to Insulin Secretion and Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

A signal that promotes insulin secretion and reduces hyperglycemia in a type 2 diabetes animal model is enhanced by the inhibition of a novel enzyme discovered by CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) and University of Montreal researchers.
26-May-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Temperature Influences Gender of Offspring

Whether an insect will have a male or female offspring depends on the weather, according to a study led by Joffrey Moiroux and Jacques Brodeur of the University of Montreal’s Department of Biological Sciences.
22-May-2014 6:00 AM EDT

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@uMontreal_News Expert Available for Media Comment on #India Elections #Indiavotes #india2014

14-May-2014 9:45 AM EDT

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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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