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2009-03-23 13:59:43

Canada-US breakthrough, published in Nature Immunology, explains how mechanism seeks out and fights type 1 herpes simplex Scientists have discovered a new way for our immune system to combat the elusive virus responsible for cold sores: Type 1 herpes simplex (HSV-1). As reported in the advance online edition of Nature Immunology, a group of virus hunters from the Universit© de Montr©al, in collaboration with American colleagues, have identified a cellular process that seeks out and...

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2009-03-11 15:24:21

Universite de Montreal researchers analyze marijuana use and other risky behaviors in Accident Analysis and Prevention journal Thrill-seeking young men are more likely to drive under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) and engage in reckless driving, according to a new Universit© de Montr©al study. As reported in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, men who are sensation-seekers, an average age of 27 and impulsive will consider taking the wheel after consuming cannabis more...

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2009-03-07 08:34:48

University of Montreal scientists explain how sugar shortens lifespan in PLoS Genetics We know that lifespan can be extended in animals by restricting calories such as sugar intake. Now, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Genetics, Universit© de Montr©al scientists have discovered that it's not sugar itself that is important in this process but the ability of cells to sense its presence. Aging is a complex phenomenon and the mechanisms underlying aging are yet to be...

2009-01-28 08:35:22

The futuristic technology of the Six Million Dollar Man "“specifically a part metal and part flesh human being "“ won't be exclusive to Hollywood anymore. While the main character in the Six Million Dollar Man was outfitted with metals to enhance his performance, a multidisciplinary team of scientists led by the Universit© de Montr©al has discovered a process to produce new metal surfaces that promise to lead to superior medical implants that will improve healing and...

2009-01-22 09:12:58

Continuous poverty during toddler years can curb the height of children by the time they reach kindergarten, even in industrialized countries, according to new research from the Universit© de Montr©al. Regardless of hereditary factors such as maternal height and education level, according to the finding published in the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health, children from poor families are more likely to be shorter than their peers. The study was authored by Z©phyre...

2009-01-19 09:35:26

Dr. Andr© Veillette, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr©al (IRCM), and his team led by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Mario-Ernesto Cruz-Munoz, will publish in the upcoming issue of the prestigious journal Nature Immunology of Nature Publishing Group. This discovery could have a significant impact on the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases. Current treatments frequently achieve only limited results with these types of diseases, which affect hundreds of...

2009-01-15 06:28:57

Study from Universite de Montreal and University of Alberta suggests new drug target Canadian researchers have identified a new protein in the progression of breast cancer. According to a recent study from the Universit© de Montr©al and the University of Alberta, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the protein ARF1 plays a critical role in cancer cell growth and the spread of tumors. Targeting this protein with drug therapy may provide hope to women with breast...

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2009-01-06 12:57:12

Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. While previous studies have shown that smoking during gestation causes low birth weight, this research shows mothers who light up during pregnancy can predispose their offspring to an additional risk: violent behavior. What's more, the research team found the risk of giving birth to aggressive children increases among smoking...

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2008-11-19 10:55:52

A new study shows that juvenile delinquents sentenced to either a juvenile retreat, probation or unsupervised community service were seven times more likely to commit criminal acts as adults than youngsters from the control group who managed to avoid the juvenile justice system. The findings come from Frank Vitaro, a psycho-education professor at the Universit© de Montr©al and researcher at the Research Unit on Children's Psycho-Social Maladjustment, who collaborated with UdeM...

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2008-11-11 09:52:37

New study in Psychiatry Research journal correlates medical care, parental attention Babies who receive incubator care after birth are two to three times less likely to suffer depression as adults according to a new study published in the journal Pyschiatry Research. The surprising discovery was made by scientists from the Universit© de Montr©al and Sainte Justine Hospital Research Center in collaboration with researchers from McGill University, the Douglas Hospital Research Centre...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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