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Sugar seen in a new light… fluorescent

A research team from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal has just developed new tools to study the encounter between the members of two families of biomolecules essential to life: sugars and proteins.
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What dynamics act in animal migrations and parasitic infections?

Whether to find food, reproduce, reduce competition, escape predators or escape winter, migration is a survival mechanism for many animal species.
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Type 2 diabetes: a new disease mechanism uncovered

Published just before World Diabetes Day, work by Dr. May Faraj, director of the Research Unit on Nutrition, Lipoproteins and Cardiometabolic Diseases at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and full professor at the Department of...
21-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Language acquisition may work differently in people with autism

Some children with autism may develop language skills independently of the joint attention skills usually associated with language learning.
21-Sep-2023 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HIV: two autopsies reveal where the virus hides

A research team shows for the first time that HIV reservoirs are concentrated in the spleen and lymph nodes, and that they can travel throughout the body.
12-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Decoding how molecules "talk" to each other to develop new nanotechnologies

Scientists recreate and compare molecular languages at the origin of life – opening new doors for the development of novel nanotechnologies.
17-Aug-2023 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening newborns for "bubble-baby" disease saves lives

Survival rates of babies after bone-marrow transplants jumped significantly after screening for SCID – severe combined immunodeficiency disease – started in North America in 2008, a major study finds.
21-Jun-2023 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A scorching-hot exoplanet scrutinized by UdeM astronomers

Through the Gemini-North Telescope in Hawai’i, the chemical composition of WASP-76 b is revealed in unprecedented detail, giving new insights also into the composition of giant planets.
15-Jun-2023 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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«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...
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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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Urban planning: Expanding the frontier for city schools

Urban planner and researcher Juan Torres shares his passion for visionary school design and more inclusive, su...
26 Feb 2024

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Teaching new arrivals, the right way

In Quebec's pluralistic society, future educators need to be sensitive to student diversity and schools must t...
23 Feb 2024

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Death of a giant of medicine

Roger Guillemin, an UdeM medical graduate and winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, passed...
23 Feb 2024

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Lessons from the pandemic: the trouble with working from home

Researchers in Canada and France followed 700 office workers for six months in 2020 and 2021 to see how they w...
20 Feb 2024

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UdeM partners with a South Korean company on AI

The university signs a joint agreement on artificial-intelligence research with Konan Technology Inc. to advan...
19 Feb 2024

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Stress is higher for women in long-term relationships

In long-time couples, women are more affected than men by the cumulative effects of stress as measured by the ...
19 Feb 2024

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How the brain develops in unborn babies

An UdeM-led study reveals the combined effect of genetics and food availability, and points the way forward to...
19 Feb 2024

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Can smells improve your athletic performance?

Yes, they can, says Mathieu Cournoyer, a master’s student in human kinetics who's done a review of 19 studie...
16 Feb 2024

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Introducing the co-chairs of UdeM’s new fundraising campaign

Four proud graduates of the university are set to take the lead in spurring alumni and donors to give generous...
15 Feb 2024

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Université de Montréal launches the largest fundraising drive in its history

Nearly 300 people gathered for the announcement of L’heure est brave, a campaign with two targets: to raise ...
15 Feb 2024

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Treating liver cancer with microrobots

Canadian researchers led by Montreal radiologist Gilles Soulez have developed a novel approach to treat liver ...
14 Feb 2024

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A "heart on a chip"

Developed in Montreal, the device – a 3D-bioprinted, miniaturized chip – promises to advance understanding...
14 Feb 2024

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Can dialogue improve our relationships?

A researcher in psychology shares some tips for navigating contentious discussions with anyone, including your...
13 Feb 2024

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When a crime's afoot, get ready to code

Criminology student Vincent Mousseau has found that forensic analysts do a good job of manually coding shoepri...
12 Feb 2024

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Video game trauma can last for years

Some horror video games leave players with wounds that take a long time to heal, an UdeM researcher finds....
08 Feb 2024

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$2M donation from the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation

A $2 million donation from the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation will help create an ecosystem foc...
08 Feb 2024

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How life appeared: rise of the nanomachines

Chemists at UdeM explain how molecular systems at the origin of life may have evolved, a development that coul...
07 Feb 2024

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The long journey of a child who died over 2,000 years ago

UdeM’s Department of Anthropology hosted a delegation from the Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal for a...
07 Feb 2024

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New eye drug may someday help diabetic patients

Scientists have developed an experimental medication called UBX1325, or foselutoclax, that shows promise in tr...
06 Feb 2024

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How stigma hurts trans health

Researchers demonstrate a link between transgender people's exposure to gender-related stigma and cortisol, a ...
02 Feb 2024

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Understanding music-performance anxiety in children

A study of Quebec schoolchildren enrolled in music programs shows that girls are more anxious. Whether the par...
01 Feb 2024

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The future of AI will be robust, reasoning and responsible

UdeM and IVADO are trying to revolutionize artificial intelligence with the R3AI project. Is this a utopian fa...
30 Jan 2024

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Medicinal drugs pollute the St. Lawrence River

The 3,000-km artery contains a large quantity and variety of pharmaceutical compounds, some of which could be ...
30 Jan 2024

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Can “coloured noise” really improve our sleep?

In the never-ending quest for a good night’s sleep, the use of white, brown or pink noise is the latest thin...
29 Jan 2024

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Endangered fish can live longer after cataract surgery

According to a study led by UdeM veterinarian Claire Vergneau-Grosset, cataract operations can help fish survi...
26 Jan 2024

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Water vapour discovered in a small exoplanet’s atmosphere

With a diameter approximately twice that of Earth, GJ 9827d could be an example of a planet with a water-rich ...
25 Jan 2024

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Tiny hitchhikers: scientists uncover new "mini-satellites" in sea bacteria

In an unseen process playing out in the deep, miniature elements of DNA are quietly outsmarting viruses....
24 Jan 2024

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Prematurity may later impact cardiovascular and muscular health

A new study suggests being born very preterm may have a significant - but potentially reversible - impact on a...
24 Jan 2024

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The complexity of chewing

What could be simpler than chewing? Yet this commonplace physical act mobilizes a surprising number of muscles...
23 Jan 2024

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Bioretention plants not impaired by road salt

The salt used to de-ice our roads does not reduce the effectiveness of the plants used in bioretention areas, ...
22 Jan 2024

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Where do you want to die?

A recent poll asked Quebecers where they wish to spend their final days. The results may surprise you....
18 Jan 2024

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Looking at tau and its role in Alzheimer’s

Medical professor Jonathan Brouillette discusses the protein's accumulation in the brain – and its promise a...
18 Jan 2024

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LGBTQI+ rights in Tunisia: repressive laws and free speech

An UdeM sociology professor who studies issues facing LGBTQI+ communities in Tunisia highlights their challeng...
18 Jan 2024

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James Webb Space Telescope: finally, the edge of the Universe and beyond

Stardust, cosmic cliffs, swirls of colored gas, fascinating infrared: the space observatory stationed 1.5 mill...
18 Jan 2024

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Unraveling the complexity of betacoronaviruses in bats

A comprehensive study by scientists at UdeM maps the evolutionary dynamics and risks of viral emergence of dis...
16 Jan 2024

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You're getting sleeeepy... now where does it hurt?

Hypnosis can improve the quality of life of people suffering from chronic pain, according to a new research le...
12 Jan 2024

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Unlocking the secrets of a "hot Saturn" and its spotted star

A team of iREx astronomers has unravelled the enigmatic atmosphere of the exoplanet HAT-P-18 b, shedding light...
09 Jan 2024

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Making an impact on the lives of cardiovascular patients

The work of UdeM medical professor and IRCM researcher Nabil G. Seidah is at the heart of one of the world's 1...
21 Dec 2023

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Fungi-cranberry partnership has unsuspected potential

You'll be surprised to learn how much zing a root fungus can add to a favourite seasonal berry....
20 Dec 2023

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A tale of two papers

We put ChatGPT 4 to the test, asking it to read two scholarly studies produced at the university and summarize...
15 Dec 2023

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Catherine Régis to take up new IVADO post

The UdeM law professor and expert in AI, human rights and health law has been appointed to the new position of...
13 Dec 2023

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Christmas bells they are a'ringing. Oh, the pain they will be bringing!

For people living with hearing loss, holiday parties can be a nerve-racking experience. An audiologist offers ...
12 Dec 2023

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Finding more sustainable ways to use plastics in agriculture

International scientists including UdeM professor Kevin Wilkinson address the worrisome problem of millions of...
12 Dec 2023

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Decoding aggressive behaviour in autistic children

Two UdeM experts shed light on what triggers some kids with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders to la...
06 Dec 2023

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Forced – or forbidden – to become pregnant

Violence against women takes many forms, including reproductive coercion: control over a woman’s reproductiv...
06 Dec 2023

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Who’s afraid of ChatGPT’s creativity?

Literature professor Marcello Vitali-Rosati has some thoughts on the question....
05 Dec 2023

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ChatGPT and rehab: a mystery that requires further investigation

Now that ChatGPT can “see” and “hear,” could it be useful for people with mobility, sensory or cogniti...
04 Dec 2023

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Caught in the middle

Women with disabilities who experience intimate-partner violence face substantial barriers when they decide to...
01 Dec 2023

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New hope for patients with NAFLD

Groundbreaking work by IRCM scientists using an RNA-based therapeutic approach gives hope for a future cure fo...
01 Dec 2023

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ChatGPT and the law: a useful but imperfect tool

Generative artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT raise questions about how it can be used and controll...
30 Nov 2023

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3D printing of heart valves: a major breakthrough

Researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine find a way to use 3D printing to produce heart valves for eventual use in su...
30 Nov 2023

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A big boost for RNA medicine research

Say hello to the Sidney-Altman RNA Therapeutic Hub. Inaugurated today by the UdeM-affiliated IRCM, it gives sc...
28 Nov 2023

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What if ChatGPT were good for ethics?

Three big challenges – educational, democratic and legal – are raised by the growing popularity of Open AI...
27 Nov 2023

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AI promises more effective healthcare

AI could be used to improve prevention, diagnosis and care across the healthcare spectrum, including psychiatr...
27 Nov 2023

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UdeM, McGill to co-host interdisciplinary conference next May

Some 300 participants are expected for the Life History Research Society event at Campus MIL, discussing devel...
24 Nov 2023

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Is ChatGPT making us dumber?

ChatGPT is getting smarter, but Serge Larivée, a professor and researcher who specializes in human intelligen...
24 Nov 2023

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Seniors: move, stimulate your neurons, socialize!

Following a program of physical exercise combined with cognitive training can greatly help older people with m...
22 Nov 2023

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Journey into the dilemmas of the brain

Explore or play it safe? Build new neural connections or preserve old ones? UdeM neuroscientist Becket Ebitz d...
21 Nov 2023

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Mapping the health of Canada's lakes

UdeM biologists produce a first-ever social and ecological profile - in multicoloured map form - of over 600 o...
20 Nov 2023

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UdeM cuts down on waste

UdeM is undertaking a series of initiatives to help reduce waste at the source. Here’s a look at the project...
20 Nov 2023

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