Uncovering how morphine increases pain in some people

Contact: Jean-François Huppé jean-francois.huppe@dc.ulaval.ca 418-656-7785 Université Laval The pain puzzle: Researchers discover new pathway to reduce paradoxical pain Quebec City & Toronto, January 6, 2013—For individuals with agonizing pain, it is a cruel blow when the gold-standard medication actually causes more pain. Adults and children whose pain gets worse when treated with morphine may be…

Omega-3 intake during last months of pregnancy boosts an infant’s cognitive and motor development

Repost 2008 Contact: Jean-François Huppé jean-francois.huppe@dap.ulaval.ca 418-656-7785 Université Laval Quebec City, April 9, 2008—A study supervised by Université Laval researchers Gina Muckle and Éric Dewailly reveals that omega-3 intake during the last months of pregnancy boosts an infant’s sensory, cognitive, and motor development. The details of this finding are published in a recent edition of…

Glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells

EEV: Repost 2010 Study, that slipped past our prior research reports Contact: Jean-François Huppé jean-francois.huppe@dc.ulaval.ca 418-656-7785 Université Laval This release is available in French. Quebec City, October 27, 2010—High doses or prolonged use of glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells and could increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a team of researchers…