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What happens after the ALS ice bucket challenge?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a devastating fatal disease of the nervous system that kills two to five Canadians every day. On September 19th and 20th, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre will host the 10th Annual ALS Symposium of the Fondation André-Delambre. Nearly one hundred researchers and clinicians from several countries will come together to discuss recent progress in ALS research.

Published: 19 Sep 2014

Myriam Denov awarded Trudeau Fellowship

There are thousands of children born of war-time rape worldwide, but very little is known about their lived experiences and their relationships with their families and communities. Professor Myriam Denov, of McGill's School of Social work, has been awarded one of Canada's most prestigious research awards to help fill this knowledge gap. Named Sept. 16 as one of three recipients of the Trudeau Foundation’s 2014 Trudeau Fellowships, she hopes to shed light on an “invisible, but resilient” population of children and youth. 

Published: 17 Sep 2014

The “hidden injury” in sports

Published: 17 Sep 2014

Clerk, Pai named to RSC’s College of New Scholars

McGill University physicist Aashish Clerk and epidemiologist Madhukar Pai are among the inaugural members named today to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Published: 16 Sep 2014

Two entering students awarded major scholarship

Anna Henley and Simona Bene Watts have been named McGill University’s 2014 Schulich Leaders, each receiving a Schulich Leader Scholarship for students entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

Published: 15 Sep 2014

McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Four innovative projects led by McGill University researchers have been selected to receive major grants under the Canada Brain Research Fund.

Published: 12 Sep 2014

Peter McPherson inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Peter McPherson, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Published: 10 Sep 2014

Feeding a university

Published: 5 Sep 2014

Memory and Alzheimer’s: towards a better comprehension

A study just published in the prestigious Nature Neuroscience journal by, Sylvain Williams, PhD, and his team, of the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, opens the door towards better understanding of the neural circuitry and dynamic mechanisms controlling memory as well of the role of an essential element of the hippocampus – a sub-region named the subiculum.

Published: 3 Sep 2014