S'inspirer du rock 'n' roll pour accroître la résistance des immeubles aux tremblements de terre

En soumettant le bois à des essais sous contrainte, on améliore les chances de restauration après un désastre.

Nager à contre-courant : une entreprise technologique en démarrage de Hamilton vise à garder les lacs et rivières de l’Ontario sécuritaires

L’entreprise est dérivée de l’Université McMaster et a été créée « organiquement » explique le PDG d’InnovoGENE, Kha Tram. Tout a commencé lorsque Kha réalisait son doctorat à McMaster et cherchait à développer une technologie qui pourrait rapidement identifier l’E. coli dans la nourriture. Il a réalisé que la même technologie pourrait être utilisée pour rapidement tester les bactéries dans l’eau et InnovoGENE était né.

Une nouvelle application de cartographie intérieure vous aide à trouver votre épicerie

Comment serait-ce d’avoir une application sur votre téléphone qui pourrait vous dire dans quelle allée regarder et qui pourrait vous donner des instructions spécifiques pour vous rendre au produit à partir de votre emplacement dans le magasin?

L'importance de choisir un nouveau médicament

Lorsque Actavis Specialty Pharmaceuticals Co. a mis au point un nouveau médicament pour traiter les fibromes utérins - tumeurs bénignes qui se forment dans l'utérus de la femme - elle a établi un partenariat avec Bernice Tsoi, stagiaire du programme Accélération, pour l'aider à créer un modèle économique pour le produit. Puisqu'elle est étudiante de doctorat en méthodologie de recherche en santé à l'Université McMaster, la réalisation d'une analyse approfondie des coûts et avantages était tout à fait dans les cordes de Bernice.

Ergonomic Design of an Automotive Material Sequencing Centre

The Ford Motor Company is bringing 800 jobs into the Oakville Assembly Plant. These jobs will be concerned with sequencing parts for the new Material Sequencing Centre. To ensure that workers remain healthy, and their productivity and quality output is up to Ford's high standards, Ford (through this fellowship) wants to establish clear ergonomic guidelines for this type of work. The post-doctoral fellow will conduct surveys in the plant, as well as review existing ergonomic guidelines within Ford.

Economic Assessment of a Predictive Technology for the Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Health economic evaluation provides information about the value for money of new healthcare technologies, and is increasingly used to guide the allocation of scarce resources based on maximizing health gain. The molecular diagnostics company, PDI, has developed a technology to improve the identification of patients at high risk for oral cancers for early intervention, and distinguish abnormal cell growth that will not become malignant, compared to the current gold standard alone.

Disaster Management and Informal Settlements in India

The most recent flood in Ahmedabad, India occurred in September 2013, when 50,000 people were displaced from low lying areas of the state. The World Bank report warns that the poor living in informal settlements, such as coastal slums in India, are the most likely to be killed or harmed by extreme weather linked to climate change. The purpose of this research is to understand the historical developments of post-disaster guidelines and disaster preparedness plans in urban slums of India.

Developing Reliable Computational Models for Redox-Induced Electron Transfer

Spintronic materials have the potential to improve the density of computer memory and the speed of computer chips. The key feature of spintronic materials is that electronic changes (e.g., electron addition to a molecule) are coupled to changes in magnetic properties. We are particularly interested in transition-metal compounds that undergo redox-induced electron transfer (RIET) because these molecules have unique electronic and magnetic properties.

Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Effect of Texture and Microstructure onMagnetic Properties of Electrical Steels for Hybrid/Electric Vehicles

The purpose of the proposed research is to develop high efficiency electrical steels to be used in electric motors of hybrid vehicles. The work involves experimental and theoretical studies of the factors that determine magnetic properties of electrical steels and the effect of processing on these properties. The goal is to reduce the core losses and improve soft magnetic properties of the steels, through microstructure and texture control during thermomechanical processing involving the combination of cold rolling and annealing cycles.

Predicting recovery in patients receiving disability benefits: A validated instrument Year Two

A significant number of long-term disability (LYD) claims accepted by insurers remain active for substantial time periods and are associated with considerable socioeconomic costs. There is inconsistency in the literature as to what factors predict recovery in these patients. Using the adminisatrative database of SSQ Financial, I will identify all factors that are predictive of claim resolution for all disability conditions.

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