Gene silencing therapy for neurodegenerative disease

March 13, 2017
For the CRCHUM conference taking place on March 17, 2017, Don W. Cleveland, researcher at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the University of California at San Diego, will present his research about the development of designer DNA drugs for neurodegenerative disease.
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Dr. Normand Blais Appointed to the CRCHUM’s Management Team

March 7, 2017
The board of directors of the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) has announced the appointment of Dr. Normand Blais as Assistant Scientific Director of Clinical Research for cancer research development.
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Jacques Côté

Role of tumor suppressor acetyltransferases complexes in genome expression and maintenance

February 24, 2017
For the CRCHUM conference taking place on March 3, 2017, Jacques Côté, researcher at the Laval University Cancer Research Center, will present his research on the role of tumor suppressor acetyltransferases complexes in genome expression and maintenance.
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Laura Solt

Nuclear receptors and the regulation of TH17-mediated inflammation

February 17, 2017
For the CRCHUM conference taking place on February 24, 2017, Laura Solt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology & Microbiology at The Scripps Research Institute, will present her research on several nuclear receptors.
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Shovelling snow

Heavy snowfall, longer duration, associated with higher risk of heart attack

February 13, 2017
People living in areas with winter snow may need to think twice before shovelling after a heavy snowstorm. According to a new study published today in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), snowfall is associated with a higher risk of hospital admission for heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), after heavy snowfall, especially in men. The study found associations with larger snowfalls and longer duration of snow.
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Mark Nelson

Capillaries as decoders of the neural rhythm of the brain: Translating thought into blood flow

February 9, 2017
For the CRCHUM conference taking place on February 17, 2017, Mark T. Nelson, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, University of Vermont, will present his research on the role of capillaries in the neural rhythm of the brain.
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Linjiang Lao, Jiangping Wu & Yan Hu

A new immunologic and endocrine syndrome

February 7, 2017
The name of the gene is Armc5, for Armadillo repeat containing 5. Until now, its function was unknown. After 10 years of research, a team at the CRCHUM has succeeded in deleting this gene in experimental mice and discovered that its loss gives rise to a heretofore unidentified syndrome. This syndrome is provisionally called Armadillo Syndrome.
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Scott M. Sternson

The Systems and Molecular Neuroscience of Hunger

January 27, 2017
For the CRCHUM conference taking place on February 3, 2017, Scott M. Sternson, Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will present his research on the neurobiology of motivation as it relates to appetite, thirst, and the homeostasis of energy metabolism.
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Jean DaSilva

Development of new tracers for the PET imaging of angiotensin II AT1 receptors

January 20, 2017
For the CRCHUM conference taking place on January 27, 2017, Jean DaSilva, a researcher and the scientific manager of the Radiochemistry and Cyclotron facility at the CHUM Research Centre, will present his research related to positron emission tomography (PET).
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Winners of the 2016 Awards of Excellence

The CHUM Research Centre presents its 2016 Awards of Excellence

January 19, 2017
The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has announced the winners of the 2016 Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize the exceptional performance of CHUM researchers in the area of health research.
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