Thinning in the right temporo-parietal cortex and left prefrontal cortex were similar in both groups

A new study led by scientists at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University finds a correlation between neurodegeneration in obese people and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients.

Classified as: Alzheimer's disease, neuroimaging, obesity, Neuro
Published on: 31 Jan 2023

Congratulations to Professor Christian Genest on being awarded the 2023 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize! The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize is the premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences.

Classified as: Faculty of Science
Published on: 19 Jan 2023

Consortium brings together hundreds of researchers from 28 networks, 11 trial units across the country

Today the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced funding for a new clinical trial consortium co-chaired by Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Hospital-Institute).  

Classified as: Guy Rouleau, Accelerating Clinical Trials, Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute
Published on: 19 Jan 2023

December 30, 2022 | Supriya Dwivedi, the director of policy and engagement at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy at McGill University, wrote about the opportunity Canada has in the upcoming year when it comes to passing legislation aimed at putting the safety of Canadians - especially children-  ahead of Big Tech's bottom line. 

Classified as: Centre for Media Technology and Democracy
Published on: 12 Jan 2023

December 7, 2022 | The independent and non-partisan office that administers Alberta's provincial elections is recommending legislative changes to address misinformation and disinformation. Mathieu Lavigne, a senior researcher at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy has been researching misinformation during elections and stated that better education about how elections work is crucial in reducing the spread of misinformation and increase trust in the election process. 

Classified as: Centre for Media Technology and Democracy, Canadian elections, misinformation, disinformation
Published on: 12 Jan 2023

At a research-intensive university like McGill, laboratories play a critical role both in advancing solutions for a sustainable future and making its campuses environmentally responsible places to study and work. In fact, McGill cannot hope to reach its goals of becoming zero-waste by 2035 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 without collaboration from the faculty, staff, and students who use these spaces.

Published on: 11 Jan 2023

According to new research co-authored by McGill University's Associate Professor Signy Sheldon (Psychology), older adults’ ability to retrieve episodic autobiographical events, although often viewed through a lens of decline, reveals much about what is preserved and prioritized in cognitive aging.

Classified as: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
Published on: 10 Jan 2023

Discovery will improve diagnosis and open treatment possibilities for thousands of people with this debilitating neurodegenerative condition worldwide

A new study published on Dec. 14, 2022 in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the identification of a previously unknown genetic cause of a late-onset cerebellar ataxia, a discovery that will improve diagnosis and open new treatment avenues for this progressive condition.

Classified as: Neuro, Bernard Brais, genetics, ataxia
Published on: 15 Dec 2022

Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder characterized by abnormalities in several different biological areas.

A study carried out by HBHL-funded researcher Yasser Iturria-Medina and his research group, in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at The Neuro, represents the first and largest multimodal data collection effort to date for Alzheimer’s disease.

This work represents the most significant effort so far to classify Alzheimer's disease from a multi-level molecular perspective.

Classified as: faculty, staff, students
Published on: 29 Nov 2022

Thermoelectrics can generate electrical power from waste heat and could make an important contribution to sustainable energy production if their efficiency is improved. Engineering efficient thermoelectrics, however, requires a sophisticated understanding of the fundamental interdependencies between electrical and thermal transport, for which improvements in our understanding of how charge carriers are coupled to lattice vibrations (phonons) is needed.

Published on: 14 Nov 2022

November 11, 2022 | In the face of an increasingly bellicose China buttressed by its mighty economic and military strengths, Washington’s “strategic ambiguity” has become insufficient to pre-empt China’s ambitions. A shift towards "strategic clarity" could pave the way to deter Chinese aggression in the region, provided it remains subtle and is carefully managed, Pangying Peng says. 

Classified as: United States, United States politics, mpp perspectives
Published on: 11 Nov 2022

November 3, 2022 | The article, written by MPP Candidate Jack Burnham, was based on a discussion held in McGill University which focused on " The future of national security in the world of the "n-block war." Panelists included Jennifer Welsh, Ali Dizboni and Vincent Rigby, while the panel was moderated by Andrew Pot

Classified as: mpp perspectives, public policy
Published on: 11 Nov 2022

Neurotransmitters are chemicals brain cells use to communicate. They work together with matching receptors on the cell surface to drive brain activity. However, we don’t fully understand how the distribution of these receptors varies region by region throughout the brain, nor what effect they have on brain function.

Published on: 9 Nov 2022

October 3, 2022 | Researchers from McGill University, including Professor Taylor Owen, have conducted a study into online misinformation and the possible effects on the provincial election campaign and says the findings have implications for the future of our democratic process. 

Classified as: democracy, Canadian elections, Canadian Election Misinformation Project, misinformation
Published on: 8 Nov 2022


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