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More than 200 students from 26 high schools and CEGEPS across Montreal got a taste of what it’s really like to be a scientist at TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
A gerontological network as an interface between healthcare professionals and homecare professionals
This study aims to investigate healthcare professionals' perceptions of the links between the various actors involved in older patient care (professionals, health services and community services) and to examine the perceived impact of a gerontological network among a range of different actors.
New research out of McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides compelling new evidence that a gene known as 14-3-3σ plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression. The study, led by the Dept. of Biochemistry’s William J. Muller, will be published online today in the journal Cancer Discovery.
Comprehensive, multi-level approaches are required to address obesity. One important target for intervention is the economic domain. The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the impact of economic policies targeting obesity and its causal behaviours (diet, physical activity), and to make specific recommendations for the Canadian context.
A new potential target to slow breast cancer tumor progression and metastasis has been identified by a team of researchers led by Dr. Richard Kremer from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).
Funds From Operations versus net income: Examining the dividend-relevance of REIT performance measures
This study compares Funds From Operations (FFO) and net income by examining how well these two performance measures explain the dividend policy of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) beyond operating cash flows.
Desautels Professor Shanling Li, along with Jennifer Shang and Sandra A. Slaughter, have won the Best Paper Award for their paper, "Why do Software Firms Fail? Capabilities, Competitive Actions, and Firm Survival in the Software Industry from 1995 to 2007," which was published in Information Systems Research (ISR) in 2010.
Professors Francesca Carrieri and Vihang Errunza win Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence
Professors Francesca Carrieri and Vihang Errunza have won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence for their article “Characterizing world market integration through time”, published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis in 2007.
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.