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Thinking Outside the Brain: Innovations in Integrative Neuroscience

Thu, 2016-11-17 09:30 - 12:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost, registration is required

We are entering a new era in our understanding of the brain and how we can prevent and treat brain disorders. How can we enhance our understanding in order to answer big questions about the brain?

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Contact: Penelope Kostopoulos
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-1710

Thinking Outside the Brain: Innovations in Integrative Neuroscience

Thu, 2016-11-17 09:30 - 12:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost, registration is required, see WEBSITE to register

We are entering a new era in our understanding of the brain and how we can prevent and treat brain disorders. How can we enhance our understanding in order to answer big questions about the brain?

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Contact: Penelope Kostopoulos
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-1710

Researchers identify gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population

Mon, 2016-10-31 12:37

Scientists have identified a gene in the French-Canadian population that predisposes them to the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA), a potentially life threatening neurological condition that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age.

Using genetic analysis, the team of researchers found rare variations of one gene, RNF213, that appeared more frequently in IA patients than in the control group. Both patients and the control group came from French-Canadian families. 

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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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It’s what's underneath that counts

Long-standing recycling of ancient sulfur in billion-year-old rocks supports unique ecosystems in terrestrial deep subsurface and sheds insights into search for life on Mars
Thu, 2016-10-27 13:31

To the naked eye, ancient rocks may look completely inhospitable, but in reality, they can sustain an entire ecosystem of microbial communities in their fracture waters isolated from sunlight for millions, if not billions, of years. New scientific findings discovered the essential energy source to sustain the life kilometres below Earth’s surface with implications for life not only on our planet but also on Mars. 

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

Why some dental implants work and others don’t

Two commonly-used drugs affect implant integration - one helps, the other hinders
Tue, 2016-10-25 14:09

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. And to stop taking heartburn pills.

A body of research from McGill led-teams indicates that in order to raise the odds that dental implants will attach properly, there are clear benefits to taking certain common medications and avoiding others.

Bone cell growth, healing and death

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

Nitrogen, Nitrogen Footprints and their Management

Fri, 2016-11-18 14:30 - 18:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: FREE

This event is being hosted by the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy (TISPP), within the Faculty of Science at McGill University. This is free, open to the public, no registration required. Full program below. For questions, tim [dot] moore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email Prof. Tim Moore, Director of TISPP)

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Contact: Tim Moore
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Source Site: /tised

Science and the media

Trottier Public Science Symposium to examine ‘challenge of reporting science responsibly’
Tue, 2016-10-11 16:25

There is widespread worry today about the health effects of just about everything around us -- from the food we eat and water we drink, to the plastics we use and medications we take. A journalist’s task of sorting through all the latest studies and reporting the findings in a responsible fashion is more critical than ever.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Emily Shore
Office Phone: 514-594-0614
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Source Site: /newsroom

Critical information missing in fight to save wildlife

22 top biologists call for global effort to improve climate change predictions for biodiversity
Thu, 2016-09-08 14:31

With global temperatures continuing to rise at an alarming rate, predictions for the impact of climate change on plants and wildlife must improve to give scientists a clearer picture of which species are most at risk of extinction.

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Contact: Prof. Andrew Gonzalez
Organization: Dept. of Biology, Director Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University,
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Mammals, spiny plants and the savanna story

Wed, 2016-09-07 13:24

McGill Newsroom

The evolution and distribution of spiny plants holds clue to spread of African savanna

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Contact: Jonathan Davies
Organization: Dept. of Biology, McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University,
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Seeing Evolution in Fast Motion

Close to one hundred experimental ponds at the Gault Nature Reserve for examining the impact of climate change and pollution on Quebec’s lakes
Fri, 2016-09-02 13:58

A new outdoor laboratory will serve as a facility for studying the effects on our lakes of climate change and chemicals commonly used in Quebec. It features a series of 96 experimental ponds containing 1,000 litres of water from Lac Hertel on McGill University’s Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St. Hilaire. This network of ponds, named LEAP (Large Experimental Array of Ponds), was opened on September 2, 2016.

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Contact: Vincent C. Allaire
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
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Secondary Contact Information

Contact: David Maneli
Organization: McGill University’s Gault Nature Reserve
Office Phone: 450-467-4010, extension 229
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Source Site: /newsroom