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Congratulations to the award recipients of the 2014 Student Research Day!
Ian Blum, FRSQ Top Presentation Prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr. Kai-Florian Storch)
A novel neurological mechanism driving rhythms of dopamine release
Lauren Reynolds, Douglas Institute Second Prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr.
Carleton University bestowed an honorary degree on McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier today to recognize her “outstanding leadership in the Canadian scientific community while fostering research opportunities for future generations of scholars.”
By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10, 2014
Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.
Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.
As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.
What is ALS?
Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University, is a recipient of The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
Risk Analysis Finds Savings For Homeowners And Local Governments Of Excluding Invasive Pests Like The Emerald Ash Borer Outweigh Added Cost To Imported Goods
Timing is everything: scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation
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.