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Social media data pose pitfalls for studying behaviour

Researchers urged to hone methods for mining social-media data
Thu, 2014-11-27 14:46

A growing number of academic researchers are mining social media data to learn about both online and offline human behaviour. In recent years, studies have claimed the ability to predict everything from summer blockbusters to fluctuations in the stock market.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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World AIDS Day, December 1: McGill/MUHC experts

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus, including 71,000 in Canada. Every day, 6,800 people are infected.
Thu, 2014-11-27 14:05

Here is a list of experts from McGill, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital available for comment on your stories for World AIDS Day:

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: MUHC
Office Phone: 514-934-1934, poste 71381
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Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Drug reverses behavioural symptoms in mice with a version of autism
Thu, 2014-11-27 13:46
Fragile-X Syndrome

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Jen Middleton
Organization: University of Edinburgh
Office Phone: +44 131 650 6514
Source Site: /newsroom