Dr Avijit Chaudhuri, a professor in neuroscience at McGill, is working on an artificial eye that will allow the blind to view images; he wants to use a video device to bypass the normal eye-to-brain circuit.
A special show-and-tell took place at the McGill University Génome Quebec Innovation Centre on July 12.
Eight accomplished McGill faculty members are among the 62 new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Canada.
In 2003, Tom Hudson opened the McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre, a glass and limestone building nestled between the university campus and the city's famous Mount Royal Park. Its more than 100 employees, from graduate students to senior scientists, plan to put Montreal at the hub of the world's genomics and proteomics map.
The work of Professor Jean-Luc Meunier and doctoral student David Harbec, both of the Department of Chemical Engineering, has great commercial promise.
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University have discovered a gene that is necessary for the correct development of the part of the brain that controls autonomic functions such as heart rate, bronchial dilation and gut peristalsis.
Little girl with Ondine's Disease undergoes phrenic nerve surgery at the Montreal Children's Hospital
Daphné has been plugged into a ventilator since birth. She was born with a very rare defect known as Congenital Central Alveolar Hypoventilation Syndrome, or Ondine's Disease.
The Solidarity Fund QFL announced a $10-million investment in MSBi Investment Fund LP, a seed- and early-stage fund specializing in high tech business financing. This partnership will allow MSBi to more adequately respond to the financial needs of seed-stage and early-stage companies resulting from next generation technologies that emanate from McGill, Sherbrooke and Bishop's universities, as well as their affiliated hospitals and research centres.
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University and the Université de Montréal have shown that the blind really do hear notes more precisely, but only if they became blind when they were very young.
Former hockey great and new cabinet member Ken Dryden, LLB'73, is joined by Irwin Cotler, BA'61, BCL'64, John McCallum, PhD'77, Albina Guarnieri, BA'74, MA'77 (Minister of Veterans Affairs), Jim Peterson, DCL'70 (Minister of International Trade), and Jacques Saada, Dip(Trans)'78 (Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Quebec and Minister Responsible for the Francophonie).