The team of Francis Rodier, a research member at the Institute, shows that cellular aging, which protects against cancer, depends on a mechanism of genomic instability causing the disease.
The research team published a study in Nucleic Acids Research showing, for the first time, that “cellular senescence”, a state reached when aging cells stop dividing, is caused by irreparable damage to the genome rather than by telomere erosion alone. This discovery was made possible, in part, by state-of-the-art imaging equipment funded by the Institut du cancer de Montréal. It goes against the popular scientific model of the last 15 years.
Dr. Fred Saad received an award from the American Urological Association
22 September 2021
Already accumulating numerous distinctions, Dr. Fred Saad received an exceptional award from the American Urological Association for his multiple contributions […]
Manuela Santos’ team investigates the role of the gut microbiota
22 June 2021
The team of Dr. Manuela Santos, head of the Nutrition and Microbiome Laboratory at the CRCHUM and a member researcher […]