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Scientists Are Building VR Worlds for Mice and Monkeys

Fri, 2016-05-13 09:09

Researchers now have the capability to build virtual reality worlds that can be inhabited by both lab animals (like rats and monkeys) and humans, allowing for a sort of cross-species brain research that’s never really been possible before, as different species are run through virtual environments in video games while scientists study brain activity… In a new study, published in Journal of Neuroscience Methods, a team of neuroscientists—including Martinez-Trujillo, Roberto Gulli and Guillaume Doucet, who are both also affiliated with McGill University—describe a new virtual reality “toolbox”

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Making Better Use of Science and Technology in Policy-Making

Wed, 2016-03-23 10:57

As governments struggle to keep pace with rapid advancements in science and technology, a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) outlines how governments can better incorporate that knowledge in policy-making processes and improve the quality of government decisions.

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Building living, breathing supercomputers

Discovery opens doors to creation of biological supercomputers that are about the size of a book
Fri, 2016-02-26 09:46

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers.

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Contact: Dan Nicolau
Organization: Dept. of Bioengineering - McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Source Site: /newsroom

Science Matters: Life after a BSc

Fri, 2016-02-19 12:30 - 13:30
Donner Building : Room 232,

This is the third event in the Science Matters: Career Talk series, brought to you by the Faculty of Science and CaPS (Career Planning Service).

Speaker: Jeremy Clark – BSc Alum

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3D images of enzymes may lead to improved antibiotics

Research advances understanding of how crucial proteins function
Wed, 2016-01-13 13:32

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Contact: Prof. Martin Schmeing
Organization: Dept. of Biochemistry - McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Science Communication Panel

Wed, 2016-01-27 14:00 - 15:30
Brown Student Services : Room 5001, 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3

Wondering what else you can do with your science graduate degree other than teach or conduct research? Come discover what scientists are doing in the private and public sectors.

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Information Seminar for Advisors: MATL, Graduate Studies in Education

Tue, 2015-12-08 12:00 - 15:00

Advise your students to pursue their graduate studies in Education!
 

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Contact: RSVP
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Source Site: /education

Why aren’t there more lions?

Discovery of what appears to be a new law of nature: more crowding leads to fewer offspring
Thu, 2015-09-03 14:05

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Contact: ian hatton
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: McGill University Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

New material could make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, research suggests
Tue, 2015-07-07 10:00

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514 398 4201

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Contact: William Raillant-Clark
Organization: Université de Montréal
Office Phone: 514 343-7593
Source Site: /newsroom