Chemists at the University of Montreal used DNA molecules to developed rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform. Their findings, which will officially be published tomorrow in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, may aid efforts to build point-of-care devices for quick medical diagnosis of various diseases ranging from cancer, allergies, autoimmune diseases, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and many others.


An article on optical sensors developed by Jerome Lapointe and Professor Raman Kashyap is in the July-August 2015 issue of PLAN, the magazine of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Those sensors are directly integrated into the screens of smart phones.


Read the article here (french only).


Almost half of grade eight students in Québec have consumed alcohol—an alarming statistic considering that alcohol and drug abuse at a young age can affect the brain, push teenagers to drop out of school, trigger mental illness and lead to long-term addiction.

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Philadelphia, June 16, 2015. – CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will fund five highly innovative and unconventional game-changing research and development projects to accelerate drug discovery in the Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor.