Medical cannabis and cancer: A qualitative exploration.

In recent years Medical Cannabis (MC) has become a much discussed and ever-evolving topic in Canada. A growing number of studies have highlighted the medical and multidimensional benefits of cannabis. The question of the spiritual benefits of MC forms part of this holistic approach. Qualitative research on medical cannabis is limited, and most of it has explored the experiences of people who took cannabis illegally.

The Cellular Role of Double-Stranded Break Repair Protein, Endo-exonuclease (Trmt2a,b), in Cancer Therapy and in Inflammatory Response

This project aims at understanding the role at a cellular level, of a protein called Trmt2a,b in the repair of DNA in the context of cancer and inflammation. We will study a particular set of blood samples obtained from a cohort of patients affected by acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a form of blood cancer, where some of these patients will also develop a complication in the form of bone death, called osteonecrosis (inflammation).

Les microplastiques et contaminants associés dans l’estuaire et le golfe du Saint-Laurent : caractérisation environnementale, sociale et bioaccumulation ou dépuration chez les bivalves

Ce projet propose de définir les enjeux socio-environnementaux et socio-économiques reliés à la présence de microplastiques (MP) marins dans l’estuaire et le golfe du Saint-Laurent, une région hydrologique complexe sous-étudiée vis-à-vis cette problématique. Ceci permettra d’orienter les décisions visant à protéger l’environnement tout en soutenant les secteurs maritimes, notamment ceux reliés aux ressources marines commerciales. Ainsi, ce projet intersectoriel, multipartenaire et innovant a pour but d’étudier :

Evaluation of polyclonal antibodies for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis is the infection by the parasite Cryptosporidium that can cause life-threatening diarrhea in children

Intelligence artificielle appliquée dans l’industrie du bois

La forêt est une ressource importante pour le Québec et le Canada. Des entreprises d’ici produisent les machines et outils nécessaires à la transformation du bois. Les moulins à scie modernes sont déjà hautement informatisés afin d’optimiser la valeur de la ressource sylvestre, mais il y a place à l’amélioration. Ce projet de recherche développe des outils d’apprentissage supervisé, une forme d’intelligence artificielle, afin de permettre aux machines d’être plus efficaces en devenant plus intelligente.

Multiphysics modeling of novel electrical powertrain for medium-duty trucks

Electric motors for traction applications come in many types, but in-hub induction motor with concentrated winding is not one of them. This specific configuration is of high interest for Nordresa – an electric truck manufacturer based in Montréal, Canada. In effect, this motor type presents numerous advantages: because of the concentrated winding and the absence of permanent magnet, the manufacturing cost is low; and because of the direct drive configuration, the maintenance and failure modes are reduced to a minimum.

Impact zootechnique, économique et génique de l’âge au sevrage des caprins

Même si une forte croissance de la production laitière caprine au Canada est observée au cours des 20 dernières années, la productivité des fermes laitières caprines dépend de plusieurs facteurs liés à la génétique et à la régie de troupeau. La nutrition des chevrettes laitières et des méthodes d’élevage des chevrettes ont été identifiées comme étant des domaines d’intervention prioritaire en recherche caprine.

Hydroponic configurations and biological nutrient solutions for shipping container plant factories

Plant factories are closed growth environment, insulated, fully automated and artificially illuminated that can increase food security in regions such as Northern Canada. However. the technologies used in large scale plant factories are not suited for smaller scale plant factories, housed in shipping container. La Boîte Maraîchère design growth chambers in shipping container, but want to develop better hydroponic practices to get closer to the yields obtained in large plant factories. Hence, research is needed to increase the knowledge on small scale plant factories hydroponic configurations.

Human Heart Phantom for Catheter Navigation Assessment

Il est estimé qu'entre 4 et 5 millions de personnes souffrent de fibrillation auriculaire (battements irréguliers) aux EU et environ 350000 au Canada. Un traitement est l’élimination avec un cathéter des cellules responsables des battements irréguliers. Le cathéter transmet de l'énergie (radio-fréquence, cryogénique, ultrasonore) pour isoler les cellules erratiques. Cependant, la procédure a un taux de complication d'environ 4.5 % incluant les fistules auriculo-oesophagiens, une condition qui met la vie du patient en danger.

Evaluation of the effectiveness of photonovel versus standard online information on knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents about healthy screen-time use and management of stomach ache among preschoolers: a Mixed Methods pilot study

In Montreal, ‘Naître et Grandir’ (N&G) website provides online information on child development, health and well-being. In Dalhousie, ‘It doesn’t have to hurt’ (IDHH) provides information on pain management among children. Recently both N&G and IDHH have planned to introduce innovative means to transmit child information on their websites. Research indicates that photonovel is effective mean to convey health information. Photonovel presents a story by using photographs of real people and dialog bubbles having text.

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