science

Fear, fearlessness and animal extinction

Published: 24Jul2017

Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a...

Healthy Brains For Healthy Lives Workshop: Mechanistic Models of Neurodegenerative Disorders

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As part of McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative we are hosting a two-day workshop on July 10 and 11, 2017 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (de Grandpré...

Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Published: 9Mar2017

Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their...

Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer

Published: 16Feb2017

Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry....

The making of Antarctica

Published: 31Jan2017

One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs....

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Published: 16Dec2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury...

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. 

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

Published: 24Nov2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute...

2017 Neuro Epilepsy Day

6Apr2017

The 2017 Annual MNI Epilepsy day will take place on April 6, 2017 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.  The day will include research presentations, a poster session, a mini...

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