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McGill researchers have identified two proteins that work together to drive neuroinflammation in acute conditions such as microbial or autoimmune encephalitis, and in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis. 

Classified as: immunology, protein, inflammatory disease, immune cells
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Published on: 11 Oct 2016

Two inspirational McGill alumni -- Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders -- will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.

Classified as: joanne liu, honorary degrees, bertrand cesvet, Médecins Sans Frontières, Sid Lee
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Published on: 7 Oct 2016

Today the jury for the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing announced this year's short list. Antonia Maioni, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts and Chair of the Cundill Prize, said, “With this year's finalists for the Cundill Prize in History, the jury has identified three books that combine tremendous erudition, insight and élan.

Classified as: Cundill Prize, historical literature, society and culture, David Wootton, Thomas Laqueur, Andrea Wulf
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Published on: 6 Oct 2016

Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white.

As children get older, their moral evaluations of both lies and truths is increasingly influenced by whether they think this behaviour will cause harm to either others or themselves.

Classified as: children, lying, Victoria Talwar, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, society and culture, social and moral development
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Published on: 5 Oct 2016

KalGene Pharmaceuticals and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are proud to announce the signature of an agreement worth over $1M to develop, scale up, and transfer the technology needed to manufacture a promising novel Alzheimer’s treatment in Canada that the parties have been co- developing since 2015.

The treatment, a biologic molecule made up of a peptide that fights Alzheimer’s and an antibody-based carrier molecule designed to shuttle the peptide into the brain, is a custom- engineered therapeutic developed at NRC.

Classified as: Montreal Neurological Institute, Alzheimer’s, National Research Council of Canada, NRC, KalGene, Rosa-Neto, ranslational Neuroimaging, CIMTEC, Douglas Research Institute
Published on: 3 Oct 2016

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University however, finds that economic transitions, social shifts, and climate change are dramatically affecting the safety of Inuit during these activities.

Classified as: Inuit, climate change, Arctic, search and rescue, Dylan Clark, socioeconomic
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Published on: 30 Sep 2016

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers.

Classified as: Charles Bourque, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Department of Neurology Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program, biological clock, circadian rhythm
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Published on: 28 Sep 2016

McGill University launches its Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, mandated by Provost and Vice Principal Academic, Christopher Manfredi, with a public event to be held on September 22 at the new site of the Hochelaga Rock. The Task Force will propose initiatives aimed at integrating indigenous perspectives into the academic curriculum and research, as well as the retention and recruitment of Indigenous students and faculty members.

Classified as: McGill University, Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education
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Published on: 19 Sep 2016
McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.
 
Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.
 
Classified as: neuroscience, brain, CBRAIN, CFI, science and technology, Canada Foundation for Innovation, cyberinfrastructure, Evans, marc miller, kirsty duncan
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Published on: 15 Sep 2016

You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body clock that regulates sleep and being a female or a male? Yes, according to an original study conducted by Dr. Diane B. Boivin of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Classified as: women, sleep, health and lifestyle, insomnia, body clock
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Published on: 12 Sep 2016
Sexual violence on campus is a matter of preeminent importance, meriting a clear response and commitment to action. The adoption of a university policy and protocol is a significant step in ensuring a safe campus environment for all members of the McGill community. 
 
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Published on: 12 Sep 2016

In the context of the MUHC’s recent announcement regarding Ms. Alfonso’s appointment and the MUHC’s strategic direction, McGill University is very supportive of any proposal that has as its primary goals to improve patient care and strengthen the academic mission in its affiliated health network.

Classified as: Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC (MCH-MUHC)
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Published on: 9 Sep 2016

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