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A Tale of Two Brains- Cortical localization and neurophysiology in the 19th and 20th century
Rates of Preschool Vision Exams in Toronto and the Effects of Immigration and Socioeconomic Status
Matthew Dankner - Dual MAPK inhibition in a subset of BRAF mutant melanomas
Deep Learning: A New Horizon for Personalized Treatment of Depression?
4th Annual Family Medicine Research Day
Devin Abrahami - DPP-4 inhibitors and incidence of IBD among patients with DMII
Scientific Writing Workshop
A comparative cadaveric biomechanical analysis of the differences between dynamic external traction devices for PIP joint fracture dislocation
14th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
Paul Savage - A Targetable EGFR-Dependent Tumor-Initiating Program in Breast Cancer


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A Tale of Two Brains- Cortical localization and neurophysiology in the 19th and 20th century
26 September 2018 | Philippe-Antoine Bilodeau
Others have described the importance of experimental physiology in the development of the brain sciences and the individual discoveries by the founding fathers of modern neurology. This paper instead discusses the birth of neurological sciences in the 19th and 20th century and their epistemological origins.

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Rates of Preschool Vision Exams in Toronto and the Effects of Immigration and Socioeconomic Status
11 September 2018 | Omri A Arbiv, Heather Dunlap, Anand Bery, Wynn Peterson, Stacey Chong, Aaron Chan, Eli Kisilevsky, Emily Wright, Kamiar Mireskandari
Vision exams can detect eye abnormalities in young children. There is scant data about the proportion of Canadian children receiving vision exams and the barriers to preventive vision care.

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Matthew Dankner - Dual MAPK inhibition in a subset of BRAF mutant melanomas
10 September 2018 | Russel Yanofsky, Eric Sonke
In this episode, we're joined by MD/PhD student Matthew Dankner to discuss his paper "Dual MAPK inhibition is an effective therapeutic strategy for a subset of class II BRAF mutant melanoma" published in the June 2018 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.

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Deep Learning: A New Horizon for Personalized Treatment of Depression?
26 June 2018 | David A Benrimoh, Sonia Israel, Robert Fratila, Kelly Perlman
Globally, depression affects over 300 million people at any given time and is the leading cause of disability. While different patients may benefit more from different therapies, there is no principled way for clinicians to predict individual patient responses or side effect profiles.

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4th Annual Family Medicine Research Day
19 June 2018 | Family Medicine Research Day
This special conference proceedings issue of the McGill Journal of Medicine features the top 16 abstracts from the 4th Annual Family Medicine Research day jointly hosted by the Family Medicine Graduate Student Society and the Research Division of the Department of Family Medicine held on May 30, 2018 at Thomson House.

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Devin Abrahami - DPP-4 inhibitors and incidence of IBD among patients with DMII
16 May 2018 | Russel Yanofsky, Eric Sonke
On this episode we're very grateful to have interviewed PhD candidate Devin Abrahami, the first author of the paper "Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and incidence of inflammatory bowel disease among patients with type 2 diabetes: population based cohort study" published in the March 2018 issue of the British Medical Journal.

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Scientific Writing Workshop
24 April 2018 | MJM Editorial Team
The MJM will present an overview of the publishing process and technical writing tips to help you get your article published. Food will be provided!

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A comparative cadaveric biomechanical analysis of the differences between dynamic external traction devices for PIP joint fracture dislocation
18 April 2018 | Stephanie Thibaudeau, Julian Diaz-Abele, Mario Luc
No study in the literature has compared different external distractors for proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) injury. We compared an elastic based device described by Suzuki et al. to a 2-pin model described by Hynes and Giddins in non-injured cadaveric fingers.

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14th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
16 March 2018 | EBOH: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Selected abstracts from the 14th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day, hosted by the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society on March 16, 2018 at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

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Paul Savage - A Targetable EGFR-Dependent Tumor-Initiating Program in Breast Cancer
11 March 2018 | Russel Yanofsky, Eric Sonke
Paul Savage is an MD-PhD student in the lab of Dr. Morag Park at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre in Montreal, Canada. In this episode, we discuss his latest article published in the October 2017 edition of Cell Reports.