2009 Research Day winners
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A wide variety of research is conducted by medical students and other undergraduate health science students at Dalhousie. Much of this research is presented each year at Dalhousie’s Undergraduate Health Science Student Research Day. The abstracts included here were selected for awards from the more than forty that were presented on February 11, 2009. Underutilization of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with impaired left ventricular function - by Ryan Kelly, Olivier Heimrath, Karen Buth, Magdy Basta, Jean-Francois Légaré. Immunohistochemical investigation of intraspinal neurons expressing the serotonergic transporter using transgenic mice - by Natalie Parks, Robert Brownstone. The role of endothelin-1 in rat optic nerve head astrocyte proliferation: Implications for glaucoma - by Jeremy Murphy, Michele Archibald, William Baldridge, Balwantray Chauhan. Rapid influenza virus detection for laboratories in remote areas - by Stephen Smith, Todd Hatchette, Janet Mills, Jason Leblanc. Reliability and validity of a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) task paradigm for the prediction of languageassociated regions of the frontal lobe - by Reliability and validity of a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) task paradigm for the prediction of language associated regions of the frontal lobe - by Sarah Ironside, David Clarke, Gail Eskes.