Changing the sound of music John Chowning is a key figure in the history of digital music. His discoveries as a scientific researcher changed the way music is created and listened to. In particular, his discovery of an expressive technique for digital synthesis using frequency modulation (FM) was licensed to Yamaha, whose DX7 synthesizer defined [...]
Pour un accès plus équitable aux soins dentaires Par Julie Fortier C’est un peu par vocation et beaucoup grâce au destin que Paul Allison est arrivé à McGill il y a 15 ans. Il était tombé amoureux d’une Montréalaise peu de temps auparavant et a donc quitté sa Grande-Bretagne natale. Complétant d’abord des études doctorales et postdoctorales [...]
Crossroads for BioTransfer bridges the gap between academia and industry By Mark Shainblum History teaches us that major medical breakthroughs can languish for generations or even disappear completely if they don’t bridge the gap between research and commercial application.
More coordination between sectors needed By McGill Reporter Staff Passing grades – but needs more effort. That’s how Canada’s performance in science, technology and innovation was graded in a report recently published by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC). Appointed in 2007, the Council is comprised of 18 senior individuals from the research, education, business and [...]
By Doug Sweet It was a day for smiles, grins, backslaps, laughter, firm handshakes and congratulations all round. It usually is when $500,000 is being handed out with no strings attached to five of Canada’s best scholars. The national announcement of the annual Killam Prizes, which honour academic excellence across a variety of disciplines, took place in [...]
Szyf lab benefits from GlaxoSmithKline, CIHR partnership By McGill Reporter Staff A new professorship in Pharmacology will allow McGill professor Moshe Szyf to continue groundbreaking work in epigenetics – research that may provide science with a better understanding of, and lead to better treatments for, diseases such as cancer. On May 13, Szyf, professor in the Faculty of [...]
Researchers at the Université de Montreal (UdeM) and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University have discovered that cells which normally support nerve cell (neuron) survival also play an active and major role in the death of neurons in the eye. The findings, published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience, may lead to more streamlined therapies for a variety of acute and chro