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2011-03-23 09:00:00

4,000 PEOPLE FROM MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES TO VISIT MONTRÓ°AL AND THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS VALCOURT, QC, March 23 /PRNewswire/ - From July 10 to 17, 2011, BRP will host the largest event of its history in Montr©al, Qu©bec. Over 4,000 dealers and distributors from more than 100 countries will visit Montr©al and the Eastern Townships. All regions of the world will be represented: Latin America including Brazil and the Caribbean, all parts of Europe...

2011-03-16 13:49:38

The fantastic voyage continues -- world first for Professor Sylvain Martel's team at Polytechnique Montreal Soon, drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects will no longer be an oncologist's dream but a medical reality, thanks to the work of Professor Sylvain Martel, Director of the Nanorobotics Laboratory at Polytechnique Montr©al. Known for being the world's first researcher to have guided a...

2011-03-16 08:32:00

MONTREAL, March 16 /PRNewswire/ - Soon, drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects will no longer be an oncologist's dream but a medical reality, thanks to the work of Professor Sylvain Martel, Director of the Nanorobotics Laboratory at Polytechnique Montr©al. Known for being the world's first researcher to have guided a magnetic sphere through a living artery, Professor Martel is...

2011-02-09 23:48:09

Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple animals such as jellyfish and the rest of animal life - the worms' surprising promotion implies that they have not always been as simple as they now appear. Although the marine worms Xenoturbella and Acoelomorpha are very simple animals "“ they lack a developed nervous system or gut...

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2010-12-08 13:59:12

Zen meditation has many health benefits, including a reduced sensitivity to pain. According to new research from the Universit© de Montr©al, meditators do feel pain but they simply don't dwell on it as much. These findings, published in the month's issue of Pain, may have implications for chronic pain sufferers, such as those with arthritis, back pain or cancer. "Our previous research found that Zen meditators have lower pain sensitivity. The aim of the current study was to...

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2010-11-23 11:18:50

Pathological gamblers are risking more than their money, they are also three times more likely to commit suicide than non-betters. A  new Montreal inter-university study has shown these gamblers are also plagued by personality disorders. These findings, published in a recent issue of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, may have implications for developing improved targeted suicide prevention programs. "The World Health Organization estimates that suicide is one of the top ten causes...

2010-11-18 16:31:23

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that differs between the sexes in terms of age at onset, symptomatology, response to medication, and structural brain abnormalities. Now, a new study from the Universit© de Montr©al shows that there is gender difference between men and women's mental ability "“ with women performing better than men. These findings, published recently in, Schizophrenia Research, have implications for the more than 300 000 affected Canadians. "We are the first...

2010-09-20 18:56:28

A team of researchers led by Maryse Bouchard, adjunct professor at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Health, Environment and Society (CINBIOSE) of the Universit© du Qu©bec à Montr©al and a researcher at Sainte-Justine University Hospital, and Donna Mergler, professor emerita in the Department of Biological Sciences and a member of CINBIOSE, recently completed a study showing that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in...

2010-09-14 23:25:31

New Universit© de Montr©al study reveals they do New research findings from the Universit© de Montr©al reveals that children as young as four are able to understand and use irony. This study, published recently in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, may impact the way parents communicate with their family. "Previous studies concluded that irony wasn't understood before the age of eight or ten," says Stephanie Alexander, a postdoctoral student at the...

2010-06-21 20:47:19

The use of Omega-3 supplements is effective among patients with major depression who do not have anxiety disorders, according to a study directed by Dr. François Lesp©rance of the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier at the Universit© de Montr©al (CRCHUM), head of CHUM's Department of Psychiatry and a professor at the Universit© de Montr©al. The study was published June 15 in the online Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. This was the largest study...