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Doing no harm reduces the risk of stroke

For patients with brain arteriovenous malformations, not having surgery or getting radiation therapy can result in an almost 70-per-cent lower risk of having a stroke or dying, reseachers find.
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Vaccines and rare diseases

An immunology researcher at UdeM has found a simple solution to prevent infections in children with lactic aci...
21 Oct 2020

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COVID-19: not all antibodies are equal in fighting the virus

A research team from the CHUM research centre and Héma-Québec has shown how IgM antibodies play a major role...
20 Oct 2020

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Tracking COVID-19 in kids

Led by UdeM’s Kate Zinszer, researchers are testing Montreal children for antibodies of the COVID-19 virus, ...
20 Oct 2020

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Mothers: CONCEPTION needs you

A major international study measuring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pregnant women and their newborns...
16 Oct 2020

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Discovery of a key player in memory

Long-term memory is controlled by protein synthesis in inhibitory cells, an international team at UdeM, McGill...
07 Oct 2020

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UM171 saves another life

Developed in Canada, the UM171 molecule was used in a blood transplant by a Montreal medical team on a young m...
30 Sep 2020

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Girls benefit from doing sports

Extracurricular sport in middle childhood diminishes subsequent ADHD symptoms in girls, but not in boys, a new...
29 Sep 2020

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The male Y chromosome does more than we thought

While the Y chromosome’s role was believed to be limited to the functions of the sexual organs, an UdM scien...
24 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 is worse for drug users: survey

People who use drugs are more affected by the pandemic than the general population – and public-health autho...
23 Sep 2020

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Going to daycare good for boys

Boys who start attending daycare between ages 6 and 36 months old have a better chance of going on to complete...
22 Sep 2020

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Childhood sexual abuse: mental and physical after-effects closely linked

A new study has uncovered a correlation between psychological distress and genital and urinary health problems...
21 Sep 2020

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$12.5 million awarded to Montreal team to study Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers from UdeM, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and McGill University have obtained a ...
17 Sep 2020

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Improving the efficacy of cellular therapies

A new study published in "Nature Communications" deepens the understanding of the development of T c...
17 Sep 2020

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Astronomy: unraveling a spiral stream of dusty embers

An international team of astronomers succeeds in capturing the spiral motion of dust coming from the binary st...
16 Sep 2020

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A new research centre for public health

On the eve of the inauguration of the Centre for Research on Public Health of UdeM and the CCSMTL, its scienti...
15 Sep 2020

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Cinema as therapy? Three research projects look at the options

Researchers at UdeM's CinéMédias laboratory are trying to measure the therapeutic value of using movies and ...
15 Sep 2020

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Studying the human genome to understand the risk of autism

A research team at CHU Sainte-Justine and UdeM has developed a statistical model to assess the impact of genet...
11 Sep 2020

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Music in times of pandemic

Université de Montréal's music observatory and two of its labs are conducting several projects to understand...
09 Sep 2020

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The genetics of blood: a global perspective

To better understand the properties of blood cells, an international team led by UdeM’s Guillaume Lettre has...
04 Sep 2020

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Getting a doctorate in ‘decentralized’ veterinary medicine

There’s a shortage of veterinary doctors in several regions of Quebec. Could a new graduate training program...
03 Sep 2020

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Université de Montréal among the top 75 universities in the world

The university moves up from 85th place to 73rd in the latest global ranking by Times Higher Education....
02 Sep 2020

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Common pathogens facilitate HIV persistence

A team of CRCHUM and UdeM researchers shows how T cells are indirectly involved in HIV persistence when fighti...
01 Sep 2020

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AI: a long and winding road

From math geek in the ex-Soviet Union to holder of a new $34-million Canada Excellence Research Chair, Irina R...
30 Aug 2020

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Unlocking the mysteries of the brain

A research team highlights the mechanisms underlying memory and learning capacity – specifically, how our br...
26 Aug 2020

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Promising discovery for patients with diabetic retinopathy

Researchers have discovered a cellular process that cleans and remodels damaged blood vessels in the retina, w...
20 Aug 2020

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A higher high

Young people are increasingly smoking cannabis in liquid form in their e-cigarettes, and that should worry pub...
17 Aug 2020

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Controlling "inflammaging"

Shedding light on a decade-old paradox linking DNA damage and and chronic low-level inflammation associated wi...
12 Aug 2020

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Overcoming ‘leaky bladder’ in groups

For older women, getting physiotherapy for their pelvic floors in a group setting is as effective — and less...
10 Aug 2020

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New light shed on cell migration

Researchers at the IRCM, IRIC and University of Cambridge work together to reveal a mechanism involved in the ...
04 Aug 2020

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Gene regulation: groundbreaking work promises new targets

Scientists at the IRCM reveal the function of some 200 proteins previously unprobed by biologists, pointing th...
29 Jul 2020

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$1M for a new veterinary centre of excellence

The donation by pet food company Royal Canin Canada will help improve minimally invasive procedures and lead t...
28 Jul 2020

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Fish oil doesn’t help preemies

A major Canadian study shows that fish-oil supplements that mothers take to boost the levels of omega-3 in the...
27 Jul 2020

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UdeM has a new advisor on aboriginal peoples

A discussion with Caroline Gélinas, UdeM’s senior advisor for relations with the First Nations. ...
20 Jul 2020

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Girls more negatively affected by pot than boys

A study of more than 3,800 high school students in the Greater Montreal area reveals that cannabis use has a g...
14 Jul 2020

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Citizen scientists help discover two exotic brown dwarfs in the Milky Way

Thanks to the citizen science project Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, amateur and professional astronomers have con...
10 Jul 2020

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Global consultation on the ethics of AI begins in Montreal

Mila and the Algora Lab will receive funding to take on the deliberative component of the first global online ...
09 Jul 2020

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Giving international students the UdeM experience despite the pandemic

International students have special needs in these unusual times. The university is doing its utmost to meet t...
07 Jul 2020

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Biodiversity expertise on the move

As the global research network GEO BON moves its headquarters from Germany to Quebec, UdeM ecologist Timothée...
06 Jul 2020

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Hot summers in the Alps deplete water reserves

Increasingly frequent heat waves are reducing the supply of surface water in the European Alps, according to a...
30 Jun 2020

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A revolutionary new treatment alternative to corneal transplantation

A new approach in ophthalmology that offers a revolutionary alternative to corneal transplantation has just b...
30 Jun 2020

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Discovering an exoplanet the size of Neptune

Astrophysicists detect the orb hidden in the dust and gas debris around the young star AU Microscopii....
25 Jun 2020

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Doing no harm reduces the risk of stroke

For patients with brain arteriovenous malformations, not having surgery or getting radiation therapy can resul...
18 Jun 2020

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Honouring one's language

Innu lecturer Yvette Mollen wins UdeM’s new ‘Guardian of an Indigenous Language’ Prize....
17 Jun 2020

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‘His heart’s in the right place’

With a new study on re-using cardiac medical devices, the eldest son of two UdeM health professionals becomes ...
17 Jun 2020

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For babies born with a rare immune deficiency, a unique new test to better target care

A new test developed at CHU Sainte-Justine will enable better management of patients with severe combined immu...
17 Jun 2020

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Just 48 hours to design an app

With colleagues in the U.S. and Singapore, an UdeM PhD student wins a prize at MIT’s COVID-19 Challenge with...
16 Jun 2020

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A fast self-test for COVID-19

By depositing a saliva sample on a tiny device attached to your smartphone, you could find out in five minutes...
11 Jun 2020

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Dr. Patrick Cossette appointed dean of medicine

UdeM’s board of directors names the distinguished neurologist and epilepsy researcher to a near-five-year te...
11 Jun 2020

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UdeM ranks 118th among the world's universities

In the latest QS ranking, the university posts a 19-place gain over last year's results....
10 Jun 2020

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COVID-19: the number of antibodies neutralizing the virus decreases after six weeks

Three weeks after onset, more than 90% of infected people have antibodies that recognize one of the hallmarks ...
09 Jun 2020

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From data to decision: new AI training

Canada’s Future Skills Centre invests close to $1 million in an artificial-intelligence training project at ...
08 Jun 2020

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Innovating in a digital world

A new UdeM-led report says the world’s universities need to exercise strong leadership in developing digital...
05 Jun 2020

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Contact-tracing to save lives

In a live broadcast, three UdeM professors discuss the technical, health and legal implications of a new smart...
05 Jun 2020

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$2.5M for research on discriminatory profiling

Run from UdeM’s School of Social Work, the Observatoire sur les profilages gets a $2.5-million grant from th...
04 Jun 2020

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Geneviève Deblois and David Knapp become IRIC researchers

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal is proud to announc...
04 Jun 2020

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Tracking cancer’s immortality factor

Université de Montréal researchers discover how a key cancer mutation activates telomerase, the ‘anti-agin...
03 Jun 2020

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Something to chew on

In Uganda, researchers uncover a possible evolutionary link to humans: like some of us, chimpanzee mothers pre...
21 May 2020

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A new course on the pandemic

It took only a week to design a new interdisciplinary seminar on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. It starts...
19 May 2020

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Two appointments to the Office of the Rector

Geneviève Bouchard appointed Chief of Staff and Victoria Meikle appointed Director of Government and Institut...
15 May 2020

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A cancer vaccine developed by IRIC is voted 2019 Discovery of the Year by Québec Science

A cancer vaccine developed by the team headed by IRIC’s Dr. Claude Perreault is voted 2019 Scientific Discov...
14 May 2020

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