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Writing data on atoms: researchers have found a way to write and retrieve data at the atomic level

A team of researchers in the Netherlands has developed the means to store data at the atomic level. This technique would allow 502 terabytes of data to fit into one square inch. According to the authors, "[t]ranslating the two-dimensional storage density presented here to three dimensions, would ... allow the storage of the entire US Library of Congress in a cube 100 µm wide." At the moment, the memory array can operate up to a temperature of 77 K (about -210 C), meaning that the technology would be restricted to data centres capable of maintaining such temperatures.

Published: 26Jul2016

From ore mining to data mining: the economy of Western Labrador diversifies for the 21st Century

An item in today's CBC News reports on towns in Labrador West that are repositioning their economies for the 21st Century. These local economies once relied on mining minerals but are now housing data centres. The cheaper power and cooler air of the area make them ideal for data warehousing, since such centres use a lot of electricity and cause machines to heat up. Great North Data, a company based out of St.

Published: 26Jul2016

Obituary- Dr. Klaus Minde

It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the sudden death (due to a massive stroke) of Dr. Klaus Minde on July 6th, 2016.

Dr. Minde was one of the early members of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at McGill University and in that role, helped establish it as one of the first and leading Child Psychiatry Departments in Canada and North America.

Published: 19Jul2016

“Big Data” study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s development

Research underlines importance of computational power in future neurological breakthrough

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs.

Published: 11Jul2016

Researchers open new path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease.

Using both cellular and mouse models, the team has shown that proteins produced by the two genes, known as PINK1 and Parkin, are required to prevent cells from being detected and attacked by the immune system.

Published: 27Jun2016

21st International Congress on Palliative Care

18Oct2016
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21Oct2016

Palais de Congres
201 Viger Street West
Montreal

The 24th McGill Infant Mental Health Day

11Nov201608:00
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14:00
Amphitheatre of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry 4333 Cote St. Catherine Rd. Montreal, QC

Infant Mental Health Day

SPEC 2016 Conference

26Jun2016
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30Jun2016

Palais des congrés de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal

International Summit on Biomarkers and Therapeutic Advances in Radiation Oncology

20Jun201608:00
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22Jun201619:30


Research Institute of the MUHC
Glen Auditorium, Block E, Room S1.1129
1001 Decarie Blvd
Montreal, Quebec

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