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If you're using drugs, scientists want to help you avoid addiction

If you're using drugs, scientists want to help you avoid addictionAbstinence is the best way to avoid drug addiction. But in many societies, drug use is the norm, not the exception, especially by youth. What keeps the majority of users from becoming addicted? How drugs are taken has something to do with it, according to pharmacology researchers at the University of Montreal. “Why do some drug users become addicts? The amount of drugs they take over time is one factor, but the speed with which the substance enters and exits the brain can be just as important,” explained Professor Anne-Noël Samaha, who supervised the study into how pharmacokinetic factors govern addiction.
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Blocking a gene reduces fat

Blocking a gene reduces fat

By blocking the expression of a certain gene in patients, University of Montreal researchers have co...

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$4.5 million grant to lead the National Collaborative Hepatitis C Network

$4.5 million grant to lead the National Collaborative Hepatitis C Network

In advance of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, annou...

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Female Stink Bugs “Select” the Color of Their Eggs

Female Stink Bugs “Select” the Color of Their Eggs

Stink bug mothers will lay darker or lighter eggs depending on how much light is reflecting off of a...

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L’UdeM fouille…

Sous terre ou sous les mers, les archéologues de l’Université de Montréal recherche...

 

Collation des grades 2015

Un légitime sentiment de fierté habitait les diplômés en cette journée de Collation d...

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60 %

D'ici 2030, la Chine et l'Inde devraient fournir plus de 60 % des diplômés universitaires en sciences, technologie, ingénierie et mathématiques dans le monde.

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