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Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1.1M for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill

Project is one of seven across country to receive new funding under cyberinfrastructure program
Thu, 2016-09-15 11:14
McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.
 
Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.
 

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Contact: Christopher Chipello
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514 398-4201

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Contact: Mallory Bertrand
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
Office Phone: 613-943-2580
Mobile Phone: 613-447-1723
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Source Site: /newsroom

Don’t scan so close to me

McGill researcher scans Sting’s musical brain
Mon, 2016-08-15 12:01

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?

Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

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Contact: Daniel Levitin
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Contact: Christopher Chipello
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Source Site: /newsroom

New path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

Tue, 2016-06-28 11:01

McGill Newsroom

Neuron cell death may be caused by overactive immune system 

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Communications Officer, Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: (514) 398 3376

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Contact: Geneviève O’Meara
Organization: Senior Advisor - Media Relations - Communications and Public Affairs Office - Université de Montréal
Office Phone: (514) 343 7704
Source Site: /newsroom

Decoding connectivity

Mon, 2016-06-20 11:16

McGill Newsroom

It’s all math: How Professor Alan Evans is using cutting-edge statistics to unravel the complexity of brain disorders.

When Alan Evans was starting out in the 1970s, researchers didn’t ask the boss to foot their bar tab. But that’s exactly what some of the coders in his Montreal Neurological Institute lab recently proposed: a 9-to-5 Saturday hackathon, held in an Irish pub a few blocks from the McGill University campus.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
Source Site: /newsroom

Creation of neuroscience research hub

Wed, 2016-06-15 09:32

McGill Newsroom

EMC working with McGill to support data storage and visualization technologies to help with the NeuroHub project

The Canadian research team that helped spearhead the international brain-mapping project known as BigBrain is about to get a major boost in its effort to produce sharply higher-resolution brain maps, thanks to technology from EMC Corporation.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Kiel Hume
Organization: Environics Communications - EMC Canada
Mobile Phone: 416-908-3604
Source Site: /newsroom

ALS Awareness Month – June 2016

Mon, 2016-06-13 09:51

The Neuro is recognized as a major Canadian center for ALS research and patient care. During June, designated ALS Month, The Neuro redoubles its efforts to inform the public and the media about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and urges all to help support ALS research.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /neuro

Podcast: Pedro Valdes-Sosa

Thu, 2016-06-02 09:32

By the Media Relations Office, McGill Newsroom

Spotlight on neurosciences 

Neuroinformatics stands at the intersection of neuroscience and information science. One of the world leaders in this discipline is Prof. Pedro Valdes-Sosa, General Vice-Director for Research of the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO) which he co-founded in 1990.

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Victor Phillip Dahdaleh supports neuroscience research

Thu, 2016-05-26 13:16

McGill Newsroom

Gift expands scholarship program at McGill with $3.5 million gift

$3.5 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh, will make a major contribution to the field of brain research at the University and provide expanded support to the Victor Dahdaleh-Clinton Foundation Scholarship program.  

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-6693
Source Site: /newsroom

Brain cells that aid appetite control identified

Wed, 2016-05-11 19:02

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity

It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.

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May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Mon, 2016-05-02 09:57

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

 

Multiple sclerosis treatment and research has long been a focus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, known simply as The Neuro, an illustrious member of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Indeed, The Neuro introduced Canada’s first MS clinic. The clinic’s highly specialized staff employs the latest research data and treatment methods in a clinical atmosphere of innovation and progress.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
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Source Site: /neuro