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In a new paper published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal reported on how the diabetes drug metformin potentially reduces cancer risk.
A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.
In contrast with sick people who need urgent medical attention, the clientele of preventive healthcare have a choice in whether to participate in the programs offered in their region. In order to maximize the total participation to a preventive care program, it is important to incorporate how potential clients choose the facilities to patronize.
Predicting the need for CT imaging in children with minor head injury using an ensemble of Naive Bayes classifiers
Objective: Using an automatic data-driven approach, this paper develops a prediction model that achieves more balanced performance (in terms of sensitivity and specificity) than the Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head Injury (CATCH) rule, when predicting the need for computed tomography (CT) imaging of children after a minor head injury.
How we relate to brands: Psychological and neurophysiological insights into consumer-brand relationships
In three experiments, this research provides new insights into branding by studying the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms of how consumers relate to their beloved brands.
Healthcare professionals' adoption and use of a clinical information system (CIS) in primary care: Insights from the Da Vinci study
Given the increasing prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care (PC), interdisciplinary PC teams supported by appropriate clinical information systems (CIS) are needed in order to deal with the complexity of multimorbid patients' care. Our team has developed such a system, called the Da Vinci system.
Towards an ecology of collective innovation: Human variome project (HVP), rare disease consortium for autosomal loci (RADical) and data-enabled life sciences alliance (DELSA)
Authors: Ozdemir, Vural; Rosenblatt, David S.; Warnich, Louise; Srivastava, Sanjeeva; Tadmouri, Ghazi Omar; Aziz, Ramy Karam; Reddy, Panga Jaipal; Manamperi, Aresha; Dove, Edward S.; Joly, Yann; Zawati, M.H.; Hizel, Candan; Yazan, Yasemin; John, Leela; Vaast, Emmanuelle; Ptolemy, Adam S.; Faraj, Samer A.; Kolker, Eugene; Cotton, R.G.H.
Emerging economies are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. The rising phenomenon of the internationalization process of firms in emerging economies, or emerging market firms, particularly their capacity to increase their presence in the markets of developed economies, has been insufficiently studied.
Prof. Alain Pinsonneault wins Best Paper Award at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Prof. Alain Pinsonneault has won the Best Paper Award at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences for his paper entitled, 'The Impact of IT on Quality of Care: Evaluation of an integrated chronic disease management system.'
Tribal Nova and McGill develop interactive and participative reading method in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers
Tribal Nova and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University have combined their expertise in a research and development project that focuses on interactive and participative reading on the iPad, in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers.
Researchers have discovered they can induce supersoldiers in Pheidole ant species that never had them before. These supersoldier anomalies represent dormant ancestral potential that can be invoked by changes in the environment. These findings are groundbreaking for evolutionary theory, because they show there is dormant genetic potential that can be locked in place for a very long time.