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Article ID: 689895

Deep Neural Networks Identifies Tumours with Unmatched Performance

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

A team of artificial intelligence researchers developed a new deep-learning method to identify tumours in medical images.

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21-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689667

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Unveils Its First Million Dollar Visionary Projects

University Health Network (UHN)

As the world marks international Heart Month, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today announces its first-ever $1 million innovation grants, awarded to world-first projects positioned to alleviate the massive burden of heart failure on patients, loved ones and health-care systems.

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16-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689530

Study Finds Opportunity to Increase Opioid Dependence Treatment in Ontario Jails

McMaster University

The study included completion of an online survey by 27 physicians, who reported working in 15 of 26 provincial correctional facilities for adults in Ontario. This included 10 of the 13 facilities with a population of more than 200. The study identified that about half of the physicians prescribed methadone and half prescribed buprenorphine/naloxone to treat opioid dependence.

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14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689428

Palm Oil in Your Valentine's Chocolate?

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

A diet high in saturated fat causes, in addition to obesity and metabolic changes associated with a prediabetic state, anxiodepressive and compulsive behaviors. All of these effects were shown to be tied to inflammation in the nucleus accumbens, revealed a study conducted by a team from the CHUM Research Center (CRCHUM).

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13-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689412

Too Much TV at Age 2 Makes for Less Healthy Adolescents

Universite de Montreal

Skipping breakfast, eating junk food and doing less well in school might all result from watching TV too young, study finds.

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12-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689285

Underwater Seminar To Be Held Under the Water

University of Manitoba

Professor Gordon Giesbrecht is well known for his unique approach to cold water research. So well known, in fact, that he is less referred-to by his real name than his nickname, Professor Popsicle.

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9-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689135

Live Webcast to Explore How to Decipher Quantum Mysteries

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Join physicist Robert Spekkens for a live webcast Feb. 7 as he draws unexpected parallels between Egyptian hieroglyphs, Plato’s philosophy, and the puzzles of quantum theory.

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7-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689120

Whey More Muscle: New Analysis Proves Protein Supplements Provide Significant Benefits for Weight Lifters

McMaster University

The debate is over. Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, a determination reached by McMaster scientists who analyzed dozens of research studies.

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7-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688948

A Black Pop Cultural Hero Leaps Onto the Big Screen

University of Manitoba

“Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today… if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, then we must fill our hearts with tolerance.”

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5-Feb-2018 12:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 688950

Hope for Patients with Lymphedema - New Surgical Treatment Offered at the CHUM

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is now offering a new surgical treatment for patients with lymphedema, swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in a body part, most often the arms or legs. Lymphovenous bypass surgery consists of microsurgically connecting the affected lymphatic vessels to the venous system to facilitate lymph fluid flow, decrease the severity of the lymphedema, reduce the complications related to this chronic disease and improve the quality of life of lymphedema patients.

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5-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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