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Scientists Are Building VR Worlds for Mice and Monkeys

Researchers now have the capability to build virtual reality worlds that can be inhabited by both lab animals (like rats and monkeys) and humans, allowing for a sort of cross-species brain research that’s never really been possible before, as different species are run through virtual environments in video games while scientists study brain activity… In a new study, published in Journal of Neuroscience Methods, a team of neuroscientists—including Martinez-Trujillo, Roberto Gulli and Guillaume ...

Published: 13 May 2016

Data sharing: Access all areas

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro) in Canada to conduct a radical experiment in open science.

Nature

 

Published: 12 May 2016

Les enjeux de l'immigration au Québec

Mais il y a aussi des conséquences politiques, a souligné Daniel Weinstock, directeur de l'Institut de recherche sur les politiques sociales et de santé de McGill. Selon M. Weinstock, la province est témoin d'un «évidemment» de la position nationaliste modérée sur l'immigration et la diversité qui avait caractérisé les discours politiques dans la province, depuis les années 1960 et au temps de René Lévesque....

Published: 9 May 2016

Teen makes discovery in relapsed lymphoma patients

Melissa Lu had some help along the way and said the project would have been impossible without her mentor Dr. Koren Mann, project director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and an assistant professor of oncology at McGill. "What she's done is just incredible. It's incredible, truly," said Mann. CBC News

Published: 9 May 2016

Enough of hockey nightmare in Canada

Article by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. Huffington Post

Published: 9 May 2016

BLG Awards set to honour top CIS athletes

Melodie Daoust is a nominee for hockey and a physical education major. Montreal Gazette

Published: 2 May 2016

Malia Obama rebels, sort of, by choosing Harvard

“The challenge of being a first child is to be normal within the context of all the scrutiny, and the challenge of everybody around them is to pretend like they’re normal and nothing’s out of the ordinary, which puts an enormous amount of stress on both the kid and the school.” Gil Troy, presidential historian The New York Times

Published: 2 May 2016

Les délinquants du volant ne se trouvent pas dangereux

"Il est étonnant de constater qu'en règle générale, ces conducteurs ne se considèrent pas eux-mêmes comme des gens téméraires", a affirmé Thomas G. Brown, l'auteur principal de l'étude publiée dans la revue PLOS One, qui est professeur adjoint de psychiatrie à McGill et chercheur à l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas. La Presse

Published: 29 Apr 2016

Leon’s is reinventing itself for generation Instagram

“A brand is a function of what it offers. If you slowly modernize your products, it will slowly modernize the brand.” Saurabh Mishra, associate professor of marketing Canadian Business

Published: 29 Apr 2016

Let citizens decide electoral reform

Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, associate professor of political science. The Globe and Mail

Published: 28 Apr 2016

Breakthrough in cure for brain tumour

Researchers in Canada have found that a gene called 'OSMR' plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumours. The more active the gene is, the shorter the patient's life span, the study suggests. Doctor Arezu Jahani-Asl, assistant professor of medicine at McGill University and a neuroscientist at the Jewish General Hospital's Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in Ca...

Published: 28 Apr 2016

McGill business students helping Syrian refugees

“It is a meaningful experience for the students. It challenges their ideas about the world.” Anita Nowak, Senior Project Manager, Desautels Faculty of Management Montreal Gazette

Published: 27 Apr 2016

Un montréalais au secours des parisiens

Un expert québécois soignera les plaies des centaines de victimes des attentats de Paris aux prises avec un syndrome de stress post-traumatique. La méthode du Montréalais Alain Brunet, spécialiste en traumatismes, sera utilisée dans 14 hôpitaux parisiens auprès de plus de 400 patients.

La Presse

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Published: 27 Apr 2016

Future doctor finds purpose in her art

Anita Raj is a third-year medical student at McGill University. She is still folding origami, but it has become less a hobby and more an art form.  “There is an art to everything – from choosing the paper to shaping the final fold.” Montreal Gazette 

Published: 25 Apr 2016

La fée des étoiles

« Nous formons des étudiants passionnés qui apprennent à penser avec un esprit critique et, en même temps, dans le respect et la collaboration, tout en se basant sur des preuves. Je crois que si nos politiciens avaient ce type de formation, le monde irait mieux. » Victoria Kaspi, directrice de l’Institut spatial. Gazette des Femmes

Published: 22 Apr 2016

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