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Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free.
Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is the 2011 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize.
A bi-objective model for planning and managing rail-truck intermodal transportation of hazardous materials
We propose a bi-objective optimization framework for routing rail-truck intermodal shipments with hazardous materials, when shippers and receivers have access to alternate intermodal terminals. A tabu-search based solution methodology is developed, which together with the optimization framework is applied to realistic size problem instances to gain managerial insights.
Saeed Akhlaghpour received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Award and Russell Seidle won the ASAC Research Award at the 2011 Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC) conference.
A new report on the effectiveness of multi-media marketing campaigns has shown that over half of the total media investment allocation for many brands has no positive effect. The study, titled ‘The complexity of multi-media effects’, found that 55% of the multi-media investment analysed resulted in no increase in sales for the brands studied.
Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory.
New research reveals how we make decisions. Birds choosing between berry bushes and investors trading stocks are faced with the same fundamental challenge - making optimal choices in an environment featuring varying costs and benefits.
Family living conditions in childhood are associated with significant effects in DNA that persist well into middle age, according to new research by Canadian and British scientists.
Development and validation of an eating norms inventory. Americans' lay-beliefs about appropriate eating
What do American adults believe about what, where, when, how much, and how often it is appropriate to eat? Such normative beliefs originate from family and friends through socialization processes, but they are also influenced by governments, educational institutions, and businesses.