McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Published: 5 February 2013

January 29, 2013 - Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the...

The Human Brain Project: winner of the of the largest European scientific funding competition

Published: 5 February 2013

January 28, 2013 - The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects. The new project will federate European...

Attack! Silent watchmen charge to defend the nervous system

Published: 15 October 2012

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.  Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous...

How genetics shape our addictions

Published: 20 September 2012

Genes predict the brain’s reaction to smoking  Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction...

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