News releases

By Rosalie Nardelli

UBI Global has released its World University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator Ranking and has placed the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the eight position of the World Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University category.

Classified as: dobson, entrepreneur, ubi global, rankings
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Published on: 23 Feb 2018

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre and the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics will receive a total of $16.2 million in funding over five years through Genome Canada awards announced Feb. 21.

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Published on: 21 Feb 2018

Malaria, a life-threatening disease usually caused when parasites from the Plasmodium family enter the bloodstream of a person bitten by a parasite-carrying mosquito, is a severe health threat globally, with 200 to 300 million cases annually and 445,000 deaths in 2016.

With pregnant women and children most vulnerable from infection, complications including anemia and cerebral malaria, the most severe neurological complication from malaria, are responsible for approximately 25% of the infant mortality rate in some regions of Africa.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, science and technology, Malaria
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Published on: 20 Feb 2018

Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform will make disseminating and publishing data easier

Modern neuroscience research can produce massive amounts of data, which researchers can use to find patterns revealing anything from the first physiological signs of Alzheimer’s disease to a new drug target that could stop neurodegeneration. However, this data must be stored, processed, and distributed effectively.

Classified as: neuroinformatics, Alan Evans, CONP, Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, Brain Canada
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Are Canadians fair or is that just a story we tell ourselves? Can we reason our way to lessened inequality or are violent cataclysms the only levelling power, as Thomas Piketty and Walter Schiedel argue? How do we maintain a sense and an approximation of fairness in our globalizing and polarizing world? Certainly there can be no fairness without tax fairness: tax policy is where we negotiate the relationship between wealth and poverty.

Classified as: McGill Institue for the Study of Canada, MISC, taxation, taxes, McGill University
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Published on: 16 Feb 2018

Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University clinician scientists.

Classified as: Alzheimer's disease, Pedro Rosa-Neto, Serge Gauthier, Jospeh Therriault, dementia, mild cognitive impairment
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Published on: 15 Feb 2018

A national consortium of industry and academic collaborators announced today the launch of the Canadian Genomics Cloud (genomicscloud.ca), an integrated software platform to manage, analyze, and share genome sequence and clinical data. This public cloud computing platform, the first of its kind in Canada, promises to give every scientist in the country unfettered access to award-winning technology empowering precision medicine and other applications in genome research.

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Published on: 14 Feb 2018

Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 children have died in the United States during the current flu season. Aside from getting the flu shot and employing smart hand hygiene, there are no other methods of prevention. However, a team of scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, led by Immunologist Dr.

Classified as: Flu, muhc, Maziar Divangahi, McGill, flu season, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
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Published on: 14 Feb 2018

Article from the McGill Reporter

It’s a first and only for one night: The Schulich School of Music’s McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) will perform under the baton of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Music Director Maestro Kent Nagano on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique.

Published on: 9 Feb 2018
A major new research partnership has been launched to explore ways of reducing health inequalities in cities around the world.
 
Classified as: society and culture, Jill Baumgartner, brian e. robinson, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, cities, environment, health, urban health, air pollution, wellcome trust, IHSP, McGill School of the Environment
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Published on: 6 Feb 2018

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