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Helping municipalities cope with flooding

Environment - Apr 16
Environment

Environmental designers led by UdeM professor and vice-dean Isabelle Thomas have developed RésiliAction, an assessment tool that promotes resilient land use where there's a risk of flooding. After severe floods hit parts of Quebec in 2017 and 2019, researchers in Université de Montréal's Faculty of Environmental Design developed an assessment tool that estimates the resilience of projects built in flood zones.

There are benefits - and risks - to pornography

A new study reveals that viewing porn can either help or hinder sexual satisfaction, depending on the type of content. Consuming pornography can lead to improved sexual satisfaction - or it can be detrimental to it, as different content types are associated with different outcomes.

Health - Apr 10

Keys to the genome: unlocking the package

Scientists at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute have discovered the molecular mechanisms responsible for opening up the human genome and expressing new genes.

Psychology - Apr 8

Making mural art helps teens cope

Psychology

School of Psychoeducation doctoral candidate Rocio Macabena Perez finds that UdeM's extracurricular Art en tête program reduces depressive symptoms in Quebec high-school students.

Health - Apr 4

Minifoies" to save children suffering from liver failure

Health

A team of researchers has developed "mini-pathways" to save children suffering from acute liver failure by avoiding liver transplantation.

Health - Mar 28

Living ethics: a new avenue for health ethics

In the form of a scientific article published at the end of January in the journal Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, the team led by éric Racine , from the Université de Montréal, is proposing for the first time a formal definition of living ethics and its founding principles.

Innovation - Mar 27

Stop out-of-control AI and focus on people

In a new book co-edited by UdeM's Catherine Régis and Jean-Louis Denis, experts from a dozen countries and a dozen disciplines argue for a more human-centred approach to artificial intelligence.

Life Sciences - Mar 22

Cognitive performance at age four can be predicted in infancy

Life Sciences

Based on the brain dynamics she observed in infants, UdeM doctoral candidate of psychology Florence Deguire was able to determine which would go on to have the best adaptive behaviours scores.

Pedagogy - Apr 15

Consulting the public on education in Quebec

To address the many challenges facing the province's schools, the Observatoire pour l'éducation et la santé des enfants launches "United for School: My Voice, Our Impact!" A new Quebec-wide consultation this spring will aim t

Psychology - Apr 9

Who does what better: a non-binary view

A research team led by UdeM's Robert-Paul Juster has shown that performance on some cognitive tasks is better predicted by gender identity than by sex assigned at birth.

Make yourself at home... 40,000 years ago

History & Archeology

An UdeM study unveils fresh insights into how Neanderthals and Homo sapiens organized their living spaces at the Riparo Bombrini site in northern Italy.

How do animals react to a solar eclipse?

Most humans are itching to catch a glimpse of the upcoming solar eclipse. But for some wildlife, this unique cosmic event is more likely to befuddle than bewitch.

Physics - Mar 27

A new fullertube molecule is found

Physics

UdeM doctoral candidate in physics Emmanuel Bourret leads an international research group that has discovered C130, a rare carbon molecular structure.

Where’s the best place to see the eclipse? There’s an app for that

Developed by two UdeM computer-science students, Mon Éclipse simulates the path of the April 8 total eclipse of the sun. Where will you be on April 8? Will it be somewhere you can see the total eclipse of the sun? To find out, download the free Mon Éclipse app developed at Université de Montéal.

’brown dwarfs’ grow old alone

Astronomy & Space

The interstellar objects are usually paired as binary systems, but in a new study Clémence Fontanive shows that, as they get older, few actually keep their companion.