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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: 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: 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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    12-Dec-2017 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 686635

Cystic Fibrosis: Discovery of a Key Molecule for Improving Treatments

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis.

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12-Dec-2017 5:00 AM EST
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    16-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 685069

Discovery of a Promising Medication for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Canadian researchers discovered that pimozide, a drug used to treat schizophrenia, has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A clinical trial must confirm the efficacy and safety of the drug before it is offered to patients.

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14-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 681825

Cancer Treatment: Bringing Patients Onboard

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

With $1 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, PAROLE-Onco will integrate patient-partners into the health care teams of the oncology departments of six Quebec health institutions. This is the first research project of its kind to evaluate the effects of integrating patient-partners into health care teams.

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26-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT
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    28-Jun-2017 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 677016

An Infallible Hand-Held Probe to Aid Cancer Surgery

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Patients with common widespread forms of cancer will enjoy longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence thanks to a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe developed by ingeneer Frédéric Leblond and neurosurgical oncology specialist Dr. Kevin Petrecca.

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26-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 675445

Healing Wounds with Cell Therapy

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

An experimental treatment in mice allows the reprogramming of blood cells in order to promote the healing process of cutaneous wounds. This novel approach published recently in Journal of Investigative Dermatology could prove to be beneficial in healing challenging wounds in diabetics and major-burn victims.

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29-May-2017 12:00 AM EDT
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