University of Montreal

The French-speaking University of Montreal (officially known as Universite de Montreal) is the largest centre of higher education and research in Québec and the second largest in Canada. The university?s 16 faculties and two affiliated schools (HEC Montréal and Ecole Polytechnique) bring together more than 2,500 professors and researchers and 60,000 students. Offering over 650 programs at all academic levels, it annually awards about 3,000 masters and doctorate diplomas.

C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7

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Phantom noises and hypersensitivity to sound: Tech to the rescue?

Imagine it's night, you're lying in bed, all is quiet. But you keep hearing what sounds like whistling, or buzzing, or sizzling. Or your partner is washing the dishes beside you and you find the clanking of the plates unbearable.


A brand new cocktail to fight HIV

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and Yale University have succeeded in reducing the size of the HIV reservoir in humanized mice by using a "molecular can opener" and a combination ...

Oncology & Cancer

A personalized anti-cancer vaccine that works in mice

In her laboratory at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault and a team of scientists usually modify viruses to make them specific to the cells of a tumor.


Predicting when epileptic seizures will happen

Epileptics, listen up: Imagine being able to have a "weather forecast for your brain," a way to get advance of the onset of your next seizure, thanks to a microchip planted under your scalp.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

BMI1, a promising gene to protect against Alzheimer's disease

Another step towards understanding Alzheimer's disease has been taken at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre. Molecular biologist Gilbert Bernier, and professor of neurosciences at Université de Montréal, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does 'harsh parenting' lead to smaller brains?

Repeatedly getting angry, hitting, shaking or yelling at children is linked with smaller brain structures in adolescence, according to a new study published in Development and Psychology. It was conducted by Sabrina Suffren, ...

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