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.

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Coronavirus: Tracking the enemy down—to its genes

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens worldwide, a team of Montreal researchers in bioinformatics is using artificial intelligence to trace the genetic profile of the coronavirus responsible for the pandemic.

Shaping the rings of molecules

Macrocycles are molecules made of large rings of atoms. Despite being relatively big and flexible, the molecules don't always stay "floppy"—they can actually lock themselves into specific shapes and geometries.

'Feline grimace scale' published

When your cat folds back its ears, closes its eyes, puts its whiskers forward or tucks its head between the shoulders, it's most likely a sign that it's feeling pain. But how much pain?

'Scrambled' cells fix themselves

Human cells have a defense mechanism that protects them from microbial attacks, a Canadian-led team of international researchers has discovered.

Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north

Climate is an important factor in determining a plant species' growing zone. Some studies suggest that by the turn of the next century, climate change will have caused some species to spread several dozen kilometres north ...

Gone fishin'—for proteins

Using a new microscopic "fishing" technique, scientists at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and Université de Montréal have successfully snagged thousands of proteins key to the formation of the cell skeleton.

When space travel is a blur

Canadian scientists are working on a new way to measure the mechanics of the human eye to better identify astronauts at risk of developing ocular damage before they go into space. Collaborating with the Canadian Space Agency ...

Sex and gender in science: Why they matter

First published in November 1869, the prestigious British scientific journal Nature is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a special issue called "150 Years of Nature." In it, scientists from around the world ...

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