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.

Address
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Website
http://www.umontreal.ca/english/index.htm
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universit%C3%A9_de_Montr%C3%A9al

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Genetics

De novo mutations provide new genetic clues for schizophrenia

De novo mutations – genetic errors that are present in patients but not in their parents – are more frequent in schizophrenic patients than in normal individuals, according to an international group of scientists ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV: Overwhelming the enemy from the start

1.7 million. That's how many people are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) each year worldwide. 1.7 million people who are condemned to lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) or risk developing fatal AIDS ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis

Over 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure. In a study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University ...

Medications

Speeding up the drug discovery process to help patients

An international research team has developed a new strategy that can predict the potential clinical implications of new therapeutic compounds based on simple cellular responses. This discovery was partly led by scientists ...

Neuroscience

Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

It's long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily and also develop affective problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now scientists have found that's true even for ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Can gut infection trigger Parkinson's disease?

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease (PD) in a mouse model lacking a gene linked to the human disease.

Immunology

Holes in the immune system left unrepaired despite drug therapy

If they don't receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), most HIV patients see a progressive weakening of their immune system. But a very small percentage of patients—0.3%—spontaneously control the virus themselves, without ...

Oncology & Cancer

Addicted to ran, ovarian cancer cells stop moving when deprived

Did you know that 90% of cancer patients die from distant metastasis? The latter occurs when cancer cells have the ability to move within the patient's body and invade its healthy tissues. In a study published in Nature Communications, ...

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