McGill researchers have discovered, for the first time, the importance of a key epigenetic regulator in the development of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with learning, memory and neural stem cells. Epigenetic regulators change the way specific genes function without altering their DNA sequence. By working with mutant mice as models, the research team, led by Prof. Xiang-Jiao Yang, of McGill’s Goodman Cancer Center & Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, was able to link the importance of a specific epigenetic regulator known as BRPF1 to the healthy development of a region in the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus.
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An Aeroponic Greenhouse and Anaerobic Digester: Linking sustainability with research and education on Clarkson University’s campus
Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Dr. Howard Gardner speaks on the ways in which digital technologies shape and effect young people’s identity, imagination and intimacy.
The NSERC CREATE Training Program in Integrated Sensor Systems is pleased to announce the second hands-on workshop on the integration of sensor systems to be held at McGill University on May 13th & May 14th, 2013.
The 2 day workshop will be taught by Professor Zeljko Zilic, of the McGill department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and will aim to introduce and expand on how to design and integrate multiple sensors into a functioning system.
Harnessing the capabilities of system
The Personal and Cultural Enrichment Program (PACE) at McGill University's School of Continuing Studies is presenting an exciting workshop entitled "The Green Gide to Saving Money" this April.
PACE is an innovative new program at McGill which presents a wide array of artistic and cultural lectures, workshops and performances throughout the year. All sessions are open to the entire Montreal community. We are also always on the lookout for new workshop ideas and possible collaborations!
Guidance proteins regulate brain plasticity
February 4, 2013 - Our ability to learn and form new memories is fully dependent on the brain’s ability to be plastic – that is to change and adapt according to new experiences and environments. A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute – The Neuro, McGill University, reveals that DCC, the receptor for a crucial protein in the nervous system known as netrin, plays a key role in regulating the plasticity of nerve cell connections in the brain.
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