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Post-COVID, What’s the Role of Religion?

International researchers in four countries of the "Global North," including Canada, are looking into how majority and majority faiths are dealing with life after the pandemic.
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Using Math to Improve Your Workout

Interval training is the best way to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness and overall sports performance. It works for everyone, from the elite athlete preparing for the Olympics to the regular weekend athlete to the patient who wants to improve...
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Gun ownership and homicide in the U.S.: a stronger correlation

In 2017, there were nearly 40,000 gun-related deaths in the United States, including homicides and suicides.
20-May-2022 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The secret of mycorrhizal fungi

Researchers from Université de Montréal have found that mycorrhizas promote greater tree species diversity in North American forests.
23-Feb-2022 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study shows need for National Breast Milk Monitoring Programs for PFAS

A Canada-U.S. research team has estimated concentrations of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in breast milk – and raise the need for more research.
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Dementia: how to prevent cognitive decline

Researchers have determined the optimal number of intervention sessions needed to prevent cognitive decline in people at risk.
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Chemists use DNA to build the world’s tiniest antenna

Developed at Université de Montréal, the easy-to-use device promises to help scientists better understand natural and human-designed nanotechnologies – and identify new drugs.
10-Jan-2022 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

The power of a mother's scent

Maternal pheromones play an important role in infant sociability, according to a new study.
14-Dec-2021 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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COP 26: des experts de l'UdeM prêts à éclairer les débats

1-Nov-2021 6:40 PM EDT

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Ce climat n’existe pas (encore)

«Ça ne suffit pas d’avoir des données, c’est important de créer un lien», confie Victor Schmidt, doctorant à l’Université de Montréal sous la direction de Yoshua Bengio, professeur à l’UdeM et fondateur de Mila. Les effets des...
1-Nov-2021 6:05 PM EDT

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The climate emergency: a Q&A with Ariane Burke and Julien Riel-Salvatore

As world climate experts begin to gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), a provocative Canada-U.K. study co-authored by two Université de Montréal anthropologists is generating a lot of buzz around the...
1-Nov-2021 2:20 PM EDT

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...
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Dr. Jean-François Côté confirmed as President and Scientific Director of the IRCM

Jean-François Côté has been with the IRCM for 17 years and already serving as Interim President and Scienti...
03 Aug 2022

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Tick-borne diseases: Tracking anaplasmosis

A research team from UdeM’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is investigating the source of anaplasmosis, an e...
01 Aug 2022

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$800,000 to study the immune response of immunocompromised children

As the pandemic continues in Canada and around the world, certain groups of people remain more vulnerable to t...
01 Aug 2022

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COVID-19 can be less stressful for the LGBTQ+

Researchers at Université de Montréal find that social support among LGBTQ+ community members – sometimes ...
01 Aug 2022

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Video games: posing in 3D

An UdeM computer scientist and his PhD student have developed a tool for animators to use bitmap sketches to c...
27 Jul 2022

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Measuring the environmental impact of a hydroelectric dam at Inukjuak

A research team led by Marc Amyot is assessing the environmental impact of building a dam on permafrost at Inu...
25 Jul 2022

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Out of tune: when words get in the way

In a series of listening experiments, an UdeM postdoc finds that having lyrics in a song—or even meaningless...
20 Jul 2022

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The human being at the heart of care

Plans for a first-ever “living ethics” laboratory get off the ground at UdeM and the IRCM....
20 Jul 2022

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Permanent veterinary services coming to Kuujjuaq

Doctoral student Léa Delesalle travelled to Kuujjuaq to document the impact of a program aimed at improving h...
18 Jul 2022

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Reducing GHG emissions by transforming transportation

Five professors from UdeM and Polytechnique Montréal have been working together for several years to help red...
18 Jul 2022

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Dissecting the Pope’s upcoming visit to Canada

UdeM professor Jean-François Roussel discusses the Pope’s visit within the broader context of reconciliatio...
18 Jul 2022

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Fighting climate change with deep-sea water

Microbes deep down in the ocean could be a good tool to transform carbon into more stable molecules, a laborat...
13 Jul 2022

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Explaining senior nutrition in lay terms

A group of University of Montreal students is starting a project that will share tips on healthy eating to hel...
11 Jul 2022

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Towards a cure for lymphoma: new research brings hope

UdeM medical professor Tarik Möröy and his team have identified a therapeutic target for the treatment of ly...
11 Jul 2022

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Worrying levels of anxiety and depression symptoms among high school students

A study of high school students has found that more than half report higher-than-normal levels of anxiety and ...
07 Jul 2022

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A former UdeM postdoc gets the ‘Nobel prize of mathematics’

Oxford University professor James Maynard is one of four mathematicians to receive the prestigious 2022 Fields...
05 Jul 2022

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Using native plants to filter a ubiquitous water contaminant

This summer a biology student is testing the potential of three plants native to Canada to remove the widespre...
28 Jun 2022

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Prescri-Nature: A prescription for nature

The Prescri-Nature program encourages health care professionals to prescribe time in the great outdoors to pro...
21 Jun 2022

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Post-COVID, what’s the role of religion?

International researchers in four countries of the "Global North," including Canada, are looking int...
20 Jun 2022

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Major investments at UdeM’s Saint-Hyacinthe campus

The Quebec government grants $101 million for the construction of a veterinary simulation centre, a clinical s...
16 Jun 2022

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Opioid use disorder: flexible treatment at home proves effective

A pan-Canadian team announces initial results of the national OPTIMA study comparing the efficacy of two model...
15 Jun 2022

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University of Montreal divests from fossil fuels

UdeM’s Endowment Fund will divest from all investments, direct or indirect, in publicly traded companies eng...
15 Jun 2022

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How does the brain learn?

An international team co-led by UdeM computational neuroscientist Eilif Muller has simulated how synapses in t...
14 Jun 2022

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The pope's visit to Canada: our experts

Attention, journalists: here's a list of our professors available to comment on Pope Francis' visit to Quebec ...
14 Jun 2022

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Theta waves: a marker of emotional regulation

New findings on theta waves generated in the brain during emotional regulation could lead to more treatment op...
13 Jun 2022

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Regenerating the heart after an attack

Zebrafish are put under the lens at CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre to see how they repair damaged tissue ...
09 Jun 2022

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A shoebox-sized biomed lab in space

UdeM research team to develop miniaturized technology to monitor the health of astronauts on future deep-space...
08 Jun 2022

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Does grief depend on how the loved one died?

Ph.D. student Philippe Laperle explores the grief experience after medical assistance in dying and natural dea...
01 Jun 2022

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One Health: Creating a healthy and sustainable future for all

UdeM launches a One Health Initiative to address health issues at the human-animal-environment interface....
31 May 2022

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UdeM student awarded Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship

Philosophy student Alexandre Petitclerc is among the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars of the 2022-20...
30 May 2022

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Younger generations are changing the face of the labour market

The workplace is changing: workers are in short supply and they want more autonomy, more recognition and great...
24 May 2022

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Where are the next zoonotic viruses lurking?

A research team has used AI to produce a list of animal viruses that could jump the species barrier and cause ...
24 May 2022

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Music to our ears: Gift to McGill and UdeM creates hub for collaborative piano in Montreal

Thanks to a $2-million donation from the Azrieli Foundation, McGill University and Université de Montréal la...
19 May 2022

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Gun ownership and homicide in the U.S.: a stronger correlation

A study by UdeM economics professor Karim Chalak finds that U.S. gun ownership is more closely associated with...
17 May 2022

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Using math to improve your workout

Exercise physiologist and UdeM adjunct professor Guy Thibault is developing a web application for interval tra...
16 May 2022

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A rapid and portable drug detection device using bio-nanotechnology

UdeM chemistry professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle and his team have received $500,000 to develop a rapid test f...
16 May 2022

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Cooperative molecular networks may have been the spark of life on other planets

According to a UdeM study, life could have emerged on an exoplanet as a result of a type of biochemical cooper...
13 May 2022

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Constant Awashish calls for reconciliation

Constant Awashish, Grand Chief of the Atikamekw Nation, came to UdeM to talk about Indigenous self-determinati...
12 May 2022

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Improving the health care system through nursing innovation

While the government works on plans to overhaul the health care system, nursing innovations are helping to mak...
11 May 2022

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Unusual quantum state of matter observed for the first time at UdeM

Physicist Andrea Bianchi has observed the “quantum spin liquid” state in a magnetic material created in hi...
09 May 2022

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The unsuspected virtues of hot pepper

Hot pepper is hot. But it’s also packed with potential therapeutic qualities. Capsaicin is the molecule that...
06 May 2022

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COVID-19 affects the mental health of pregnant women

According to a study led by Professor Anick Bérard, 23% of pregnant and postpartum women experienced major de...
06 May 2022

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Members of UdeM community inducted into the Ordre de Montréal

The Ordre de Montréal recognizes eight UdeM faculty and alumni who have enhanced the city’s growth and infl...
05 May 2022

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Fighting online hate speech

A UdeM law professor is helping lawmakers tackle toxic online content....
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Stop talking about the “refugee crisis”!

Why we should stop using the term “refugee crisis.”...
26 Apr 2022

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How machines behave

It’s time for the science of behaviour to extend beyond humans and embrace machines, says UdeM behaviour ana...
22 Apr 2022

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Wetlands to the rescue!

Swamps and bogs have a foul reputation but they provide numerous ecological services. Audréanne Loiselle, win...
21 Apr 2022

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Seniors living alone aren’t as socially isolated as you might think

According to research by Professor Maryse Soulières of the UdeM School of Social Work, living alone doesn’t...
20 Apr 2022

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New horizons in quantum physics

UdeM physicist William Witczak-Krempa studies unusual states of matter in the quantum realm....
19 Apr 2022

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The world’s first photographically illustrated book is at UdeM

Botanist Anna Atkins was the first person in the world to publish a book illustrated with photographs. A preci...
19 Apr 2022

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Audrey Laventure, the researcher who 3D-prints multifunctional materials

A look at the fascinating work of Audrey Laventure, professor and researcher in materials chemistry and now a ...
19 Apr 2022

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Tidying up with the robots

Fresh from postgraduate work in Berkeley, Ca., assistant professor Glen Berseth is pursuing his life’s passi...
19 Apr 2022

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The Fondation Courtois gives $159M to UdeM for the discovery of new materials

The largest donation ever made for the natural sciences in Canada will enable researchers in chemistry, physic...
19 Apr 2022

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UdeM sociology student named McCall MacBain scholar

Sandrine Desforges becomes the second UdeM student to join the band of inspiring leaders who have received the...
14 Apr 2022

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Sociologist Barbara Thériault becomes the public writer for a German city

UdeM sociology professor Barbara Thériault has received a writing grant to chronicle daily life in the German...
12 Apr 2022

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Making health care accessible to racialized and migrant LGBTQI+ people

In collaboration with an exceptional team of researchers and health care workers,Edward Lee will explore the b...
12 Apr 2022

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Construction workers need supports of supervisors and coworkers to make work-life balance

Work-family conflicts are a frequent problem for construction workers. The industry should put measures in pla...
07 Apr 2022

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James Webb Space Telescope: beginning to see the light

Our experts are available to talk about the next big step for the James Webb Space Telescope, which they helpe...
06 Apr 2022

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"Odibi", a graphic novel about the Anishinaabeg of Lac Simon

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