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COVID-19: Measuring viral RNA to predict which patients will die

A statistical model developed by Université de Montréal researchers uses a blood biomarker of SARS-CoV-2 to identify infected patients who are most at risk of dying of COVID-19.
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Unvaccinated: the kids aren’t alright

Close to 10 million children in lower-income countries have never been vaccinated against any infectious disease. These “zero-dose” kids hold a lesson for all of us, says Canadian public-health expert Mira Johri.
12-Nov-2021 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

COVID-19: The older you are, the more antibodies you have

Université de Montréal chemists looked at lab samples of patients who recovered from a mild case of COVID-19 and found that those over 50 produced more antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
5-Nov-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Play ball! (It’s good for you)

A new University of Montreal study suggests that young boys who do sports tend to be have better mental health when they reach middle childhood and be more active in early adolescence.
23-Sep-2021 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lupin and Arsenic: research on soil decontamination by an exceptional plant

Researchers at the University of Montreal and the Montreal Botanical Garden have discovered a new chemical mechanism used by roots of white lupin to clean up arsenic-contaminated soils, such as those from mining operations.
24-Aug-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Results of the COLCORONA study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Colchicine could be considered as a treatment for non-hospitalized patients diagnosed with COVID-19 by PCR test and at risk of complications
27-May-2021 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The use of couple therapy to reduce pain during intercourse

New study shows cognitive-behavioural therapy for couples to be more effective in alleviating genito-pelvic pain tan medical treatment.
25-May-2021 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cystic fibrosis: towards better treatment and stronger lungs

In their lab, CRCHUM scientists Emmanuelle Brochiero and Damien Adam are studying ways of better predicting the efficacy of medications and helping injured lungs repair and regenerate.
6-May-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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HIV: a new therapeutic target identified

A Montreal-based research team shows how the molecule RORC2 allows the virus to persist in the immune cells, t...
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Joining forces to prevent cancer

Coordinating the waste-management systems of cells is key to keeping organs functioning properly, a study find...
30 Nov 2021

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Preparing for pandemics: the “One Health” approach

As global pandemic experts gather for a special World Health Organization assembly, UdeM epidemiologist Hélè...
29 Nov 2021

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26 Nov 2021

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James Webb Space Telescope: our experts speak out

The launch of the most complex and powerful telescope ever built will be commented on by a number of UdeM astr...
24 Nov 2021

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Food insecurity in First Nations: hungering for a solution

UdeM nutrition professor Malek Batal discusses a new study he co-led that deplores the high levels of food ins...
22 Nov 2021

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When the senses get confused

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Certain regulatory genes in the placenta may be linked to the varying severity of febrile seizures during feve...
16 Nov 2021

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New biomarkers for type 1 diabetes

A new study identifies circulating proteins as potential therapeutic targets and screening tools for type 1 di...
15 Nov 2021

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Genes present in specific intestinal cells protect against the development of inflammatory bowel diseases, res...
11 Nov 2021

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Weathering public opinion

Why are people in Canada’s “oil patch” or the American Midwest who’ve experienced natural disasters st...
10 Nov 2021

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Cellular aging: a basic paradox elucidated

A research team at the CRCHUM has shown that cellular aging, which protects against cancer, depends on a mecha...
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COVID-19: The older you are, the more antibodies you have

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02 Nov 2021

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A research team at CHU Sainte-Justine has discovered a more effective and less toxic targeted treatment for Du...
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'I learned what the good life meant'

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UdeM’s popular courses in Innu promote Innu culture and give people from diverse backgrounds a chance to lea...
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29 Oct 2021

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Meet Stéphane Aquin, the new director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

After serving as the MMFA’s curator of contemporary art and chief curator at the prestigious Hirshhorn Museu...
29 Oct 2021

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Henry Morgentaler, feminist doctor

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29 Oct 2021

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Three UdeM astophysicists to help inaugurate the James Webb Space Telescope

Research associate Loïc Albert and doctoral students Olivia Lim and Stefan Pelletier see their proposals acce...
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Members of ethnic minorities report lower levels of work-related depression

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28 Oct 2021

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

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26 Oct 2021

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An UdeM alumna named one of “Canada’s most powerful women”

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“Forever chemicals” found in French fertilizer made from sewage

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20 Oct 2021

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Municipal elections: UdeM experts ready to shed their light

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UdeM’s new chancellor Frantz Saintellemy wants to inspire young people

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Physics student awarded prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship

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23 Sep 2021

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A Nobel prizewinner in chemistry joins the IRCM and UdeM

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21 Sep 2021

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From Montreal to Madagascar: Helping to change lives with the World Food Programme

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Molson Foundation donates $1 million to UdeM’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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17 Sep 2021

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Staying young, from the cells on up

Scientists in Montreal discover a new enzymatic complex that can stop cells from aging, opening the way to pos...
16 Sep 2021

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COVID-19: Using computer modelling to predict the evolution of new variants

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15 Sep 2021

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Seven UdeM profs join the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Seven UdeM professors have been elected Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, which brings toget...
13 Sep 2021

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The Royal Society of Canada welcomes 11 new members from UdeM

Eight Université de Montréal professors are elected Fellows of the RSC, while three others will join the RSC...
07 Sep 2021

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Vaccination clinics at Laval and Montréal campuses

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Using archeology to better understand climate change

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Cannabis: sexually diverse young people with depression use more

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19 Jul 2021

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Promising new research on aggressive breast cancer

Researchers Jean-François Côté and Marie-Anne Goyette explain how a new therapeutic target works to fight a...
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Study to investigate COVID-19 risk factors and immunity in Montreal North

A new research study aims to uncover why Montreal North has been one of Canada’s most severely affected neig...
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IVADO announces executive and governance appointments

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21 Jun 2021

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Fighting antibiotic resistance with the power of automated microscopy and AI

Microbiologist Yves Brun has received a major grant to test an innovative approach that could lead to the disc...
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