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2012-03-29 02:10:12

Knowing the nutritional content of foods doesn't equate to healthy eating A study by Université Laval's Maurice Doyon and French and American researchers shows that U.S. consumers know surprisingly more about the fat content of the foods they buy than their French counterparts. Paradoxically, the obesity rate is nearly three times higher in the United States (35%) than it is in France (12%). In light of these results, published in a recent edition of the British Food Journal,...

2011-12-06 22:55:36

Researchers from the CHUQ research center and Université Laval have discovered the likely cause of essential tremor (ET), a neurological disorder that affects more than 10 million North Americans. The team's promising findings were published in a recent edition of the scientific journal Brain. Frequently confused with Parkinson's disease, ET is the most common involuntary movement disorder. An estimated 4% of the population over 40 is affected by this neurological condition...

2011-11-28 09:30:00

Countdown to lift-off: 17 daysBook your seat for a trip to the Moon, Mars or the outer limits of our galaxy! "The Cosmodome wants to spark young people's interest in space exploration. They're the ones who will be the pioneers of the Red Planet! The first person who will set foot on Mars is currently living on Earth." - Sylvain B©lair, Executive Director Cosmodome, Member of NASA Space Exploration Board "I'm convinced the creators of the new Cosmodome will inspire young...

Insomnia Runs In The Family
2011-09-12 09:44:25

  A study presented today by Université Laval researchers at the 4th World Congress on Sleep Medicine currently underway in Quebec City revealed that the risk of insomnia is 67% higher in people from families in which at least one member is an insomniac. The research team, directed by Dr. Charles M. Morin of Université Laval's School of Psychology, came to these conclusions following a study involving 3,485 people. The participants were asked to answer a...

2011-09-08 15:15:23

Sleep disorders affect 40% of adult Canadians according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers under the supervision of Dr. Charles M. Morin. The work of Dr. Morin and his colleagues will be presented at the 4th World Congress on Sleep Medicine which runs September 10-14 in Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Morin's team surveyed a sample of 2,000 people across the country to draw a portrait of Canadians' sleep quality. Their data revealed that 40% of respondents had...

2011-08-25 12:28:00

A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers. The team, co-directed by professors Jasna Kriz and Frédéric Calon, showed that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25% in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily. Details of the study can be found on the website of the journal Stroke. Researchers observed that the effects of stroke...

2011-08-10 07:30:00

Patient recruitment progressing for KIACTA(TM) Confirmatory Phase III Clinical Trial LAVAL, QC, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - BELLUS Health Inc. (TSX: BLU) ("BELLUS Health" or the "Company") reported today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. "Over the past several quarters, we have increasingly focused our business model on our most promising products while reducing our burn rate significantly," said Roberto Bellini, President and Chief Executive...

2011-08-03 15:48:00

PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (NasdaqGM: SMBL) today announced it acquired 100% of the equity interest of Importations DE-RO-MA, which owns Glutino Food Group ("Glutino"), for $66.3 million, from Claridge, a Montreal-based investment firm. Based in Laval, Quebec, Glutino is a leading manufacturer and marketer of innovative, premium-priced, gluten-free foods sold under the Glutino and Gluten Free Pantry brands. Glutino offers a wide range of...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

PARIS, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today the strategic divestiture of its dermatology business, Dermik, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) ("Valeant"), for a total cash consideration of US $425 million. Valeant is a pharmaceutical company focused on the neurology and dermatology therapeutic areas, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/NY20158LOGO ) Dermik has a...

2011-03-16 14:47:40

Researchers under the supervision of Universit© Laval professor Ga©tan Laroche have developed the very first permanent anti-fog coating. Dr. Laroche and his colleagues present in the online edition of Applied Materials and Interfaces the details of this innovation which could eliminate, once and for all, the fog on eyeglasses, windshields, goggles, camera lenses, and on any transparent glass or plastic surface. Fog forms on a surface when water vapor in the air condenses in fine...