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Largest gift in Quebec for ALS

The largest gift towards ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research and patient care in Quebec will help to significantly advance understanding of this devastating disease and facilitate the development of treatments and therapies.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2011

Are there contagion effects in information technology and business process outsourcing?

We model the diffusion of IT outsourcing using announcements about IT outsourcing deals. We estimate a lognormal diffusion curve to test whether IT outsourcing follows a pure diffusion process or there are contagion effects involved. The methodology permits us to study the consequences of outsourcing events, especially mega-deals with IT contract amounts that exceed US$1 billion.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2011

The term structure of bond market liquidity and its implications for expected bond returns

Previous studies of Treasury market illiquidity span short time periods and focus on particular maturities. In contrast, we study the time series of illiquidity for different maturities over an extended period of time.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2011

The Neuro on Battle of the Blades

Raw athletic power meets grace under pressure in the third season of smash hit CBC series Battle of the Blades which partners the stars of hockey and figure skating in a weekly live skating competition for $100,000 first prize donation to the charities of their choice.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2011

Depression treatment combined with heart attack medication - risk of bleeding increases


Patients taking medication to prevent heart attack as well as anti-depressants have a higher risk of developing internal bleeding, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The results were published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2011

Information technology spillover and productivity: The role of information technology intensity and competition

We study interindustry information technology (IT) spillover wherein IT investments made by supplier industries increase the productivity of downstream industries. Using data from U.S. manufacturing industries, we find that industries receive significant IT spillover benefits in terms of total factor productivity growth through economic transactions with their respective supplier industries.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2011

Understanding the metabolism of the Arctic landscape

Thanks to a 4 year - $4 million grant from NSERC, the first Discovery Frontiers grant ever awarded, scientists from ten Canadian universities will now be able to collaborate with one another and with organizations from around the world to create a reference for the arctic land system. Geography professor Nigel Roulet will pursue his research into dissolved organic carbon in the Arctic waters.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2011

Steering Vaccinomics Innovations with Anticipatory Governance and Participatory Foresight

Vaccinomics is the convergence of vaccinology and population-based omics sciences. The success of knowledge-based innovations such as vaccinomics is not only contingent on access to new biotechnologies. It also requires new ways of governance of science, knowledge production, and management...

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Published on : 22 Sep 2011

Rémillard family establishes the Yosh Taguchi Chair in Urology

McGill University’s Division of Urology has a long history of excellence in patient care, pioneering urologic innovation, fundamental research and education. The Division’s legacy, thanks to the generosity of Lucien Rémillard and his family, has been strengthened.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011

Vacuum-like device makes cellular exploration easier

New floating microscopic device will allow researchers to study a wide range of cellular processes

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011