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2010-01-27 11:18:48

Canadian research team publishes findings in Journal of Biological Chemistry A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn's disease. John White, an endocrinologist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, led a team of scientists from McGill University and the Universit© de Montr©al who present their findings about the inflammatory bowel disease in the latest Journal of Biological...

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2010-01-26 14:23:43

Universite de Montreal research team developing leptin-based pill to control hunger A Universit© de Montr©al research team is developing a pill composed of leptin, the protein that tells our brain to stop eating. "Mice deprived of leptin will not stop eating. They become so big they have trouble moving around," says Moïse Bendayan, a pathology professor at the Universit© de Montr©al Faculty of Medicine who has studied the leptin protein...

2010-01-21 16:56:51

A study published in today's online edition the American Journal of Human Genetics, allowed the first identification of a new form of adult onset muscular dystrophy. The research team led by Dr. Bernard Brais, neurogeneticist at the Research Centre of the Centre hospitalier de l'Universit© de Montr©al (CRCHUM) and associate professor, Universit© de Montr©al, in collaboration with European collaborators, demonstrated that recessive ANO5 mutations will lead to abnormal...

2010-01-14 18:10:03

First-of-its-kind work sheds light on HPV transmission A groundbreaking study of couples led by Professor Eduardo Franco, Director of McGill University's Cancer Epidemiology Unit, in collaboration with a team of colleagues from McGill and Universit© de Montr©al/Centre Hospitalier de l'Universit© de Montr©al (CHUM), found more than half (56 per cent) of young adults in a new sexual relationship were infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). Of those, nearly half (44 per...

2009-12-19 00:00:18

Universit© de Montr©al research on semantic memory Famous mugs do more than prompt us into buying magazines, according to new Universit© de Montr©al research. In the December issue of the Canadian Journal on Aging, a team of scientists explain how the ability to name famous faces or access biographical knowledge about celebrities holds clues that could help in early Alzheimer's detection. "Semantic memory for people "“ triggered through name, voice or face "“...

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2009-11-09 11:02:23

Universite de Montreal study published in the journal Nature Methods On Noah's Ark animals came in twos: male and female. In human bodies trillions of cells are coupled, too, and so are the molecules from which they are composed. Yet these don't come in twos, they are regrouped into indistinguishable clusters. Because these complex cell networks are the backbone of life "“ and illness "“ scientists have long searched for ways to splice cell clusters down to their original pairs....

2009-10-22 07:52:52

Women are better than men at distinguishing between emotions, especially fear and disgust, according to a new study published in the online version of the journal Neuropsychologia. As part of the investigation, Olivier Collignon and a team from the Universit© de Montr©al Centre de recherche en neuropsychologie et cognition (CERNEC) demonstrated that women are better than men at processing auditory, visual and audiovisual emotions. While women have long been thought to outperform men...

2009-10-08 08:27:25

University of Montreal researchers publish in Developing World Bioethics journal Medical tourism in Latin America needs to be regulated to protect consumers, according to Universit© de Montr©al researchers. A new study published in the journal Developing World Bioethics argues that Argentinean fertility clinics are increasingly marketing themselves to international health care consumers: these clinics offer all-inclusive packages with fixed prices that feature airfare,...

2009-10-05 10:49:17

One of the largest studies of its kind published in European Respiratory Journal Expectant mothers who eschew asthma treatment during pregnancy heighten the risk transmitting the condition to their offspring, according to one of the largest studies of its kind published in the European Respiratory Journal. A research team from the Universit© de Montr©al, the Hôpital du Sacr©-CÃ…“ur de Montr©al and Sainte-Justine University Hospital...

2009-09-01 12:40:00

Juice extracted from North American lowbush blueberries, biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit, holds great promise as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetic agent. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, was conducted by researchers from the Universit© de Montr©al, the Institute Armand-Frappier and the Universit© de Moncton who tested the effects of biotransformed juices compared to regular blueberry drinks on mice."Results of this study...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.