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Interview with Dr. Claude Perreault: Lessons from three decades of research against leukemia

Dr. Claude Perreault is an hematologist and graduate from the Université de Montréal. He works in the Hemato-Oncology Department of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR) with a team of 26 physicians where he specializes in new cases, like Dr. House from the House TV series. He sees referred patients with difficult and unusual diagnoses. His medical […]

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Collaboration Between Academia and the Pharmaceutical Industry: United to Find the Next Drug

Before I pursued post-secondary studies, I knew I wanted to do science, real science with a Capital S: pure science, science which aims to further medicine and society without prestige or selfish or financial interests. That’s the idealised desire that led me to years of studies in biology across several universities. Academic research is conducted […]

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New Drugs for Old Crabs

Originating from the Greek “karkinos”, which means crab, cancer, like its crustacean counterpart, pinches unexpectedly and without warning, and once it clings on, it is not easily dislodged. Hippocrates described cancer “with veins stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet”. We know today that the uncontrolled growth of a single […]

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Demystifying the Ph.D. in Molecular Biology for Uncle Peter and Auntie Diane

Each month, an IRIC student explores a lesser-known aspect of scientific research. This month, Samuel Rochette, a Ph.D. candidate in molecular biology, explains what really means a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. When we meet new people, one of the first things we generally ask is what kind of work they do. When I get asked […]

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