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Sina Hashemi receives Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal

Wed, 2014-05-28 10:05

It gives us great pleasure to announce that, on May 11th, Sina Hashemi (DMD IV and former DSS President) was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal by the Honorable Pierre Duchesne during an official ceremony in Montreal.  Sina was among 6 university students across Quebec who received the prestigious award.

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Melatonin makes old bones stronger

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:25

Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis

Faleh Tamimi, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. “Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you’re interested in diseases like osteoporosis, they’re an essential part of the process.”

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Timing is everything: scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:39

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

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Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

Thu, 2014-05-15 08:57

An important message from IT Services

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay

If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.

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Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:26

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay

If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.

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Guy Rouleau awarded major prize

Fri, 2014-05-09 14:39

Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, is being awarded the Prix d’excellence 2014 by the Collège des médecins du Québec, for his outstanding contributions to neurogenetics and medicine. Dr. Rouleau accepts the award today at a ceremony at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.

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Spotlight on Dr. Brett Thombs

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:41

With this issue of the spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Brett Thombs who is the recipient of the 2014 Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emergent Researchers. This was the inaugural version of the award, which was created to encourage and celebrate McGill’s most outstanding researchers within 10 years of their degrees who have distinguished themselves through exceptional contributions to research in their field. 

Dr. Thombs is a Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.

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May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:17

What’s new at The Neuro

Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS

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Inaugural McGill Active Learning Conference

Mon, 2014-05-12 10:00 - 12:00

On behalf of McGill Teaching and Learning Services ...

Please join us at the opening of the Faculty of Engineering’s Inaugural Active Learning Conference on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm at McGill University.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Michael Prince, will be speaking about Active Learning for Busy Skeptics.

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Michael Petrides receives Human Frontier Science Program grant

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:50

Dr. Michael Petrides is a co-recipient of one of only 24 Program Grants awarded worldwide by the Human Frontier Science Program, an international organization that supports new research in complex biological systems. Dr. Petrides is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, as well as Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University.

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