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By Chris Chipello

McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease.

Classified as: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease (AD), Alzheimer’s research, neuron, brain tissue, faculty of medicine, science, medicine, staff, faculty, students, External
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Published on: 13 Oct 2017

To all Finance users,

The month of September 2017 is closed. You may pick up your Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva.

This link will bring you directly to the Finance (Fund) Administration Menu >> Financial Statements menu option.

For questions or assistance, you may contact the Finance Helpdesk at 514-398-3463 or via email at fishelp.acct [at] mcgill.ca.

Thank you.

Classified as: Financial Statements, Financial Services, faculty, staff
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Published on: 10 Oct 2017

By Shawn Hayward

Whether it is dancing or just tapping one foot to the beat, we all experience how auditory signals like music can induce movement. Now new research suggests that motor signals in the brain actually sharpen sound perception, and this effect is increased when we move in rhythm with the sound.

Classified as: auditory response, Sound, Motor signals, Sound perception, MNI, Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, science, External, staff, students, faculty
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Published on: 6 Oct 2017

McGill's Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome five new tenure-track professors to our academic ranks this year: Drs. Blane Harvey, Jordan Koch, Joseph Levitan, Caroline Temcheff and Dennis Wendt.

Classified as: faculty, jordan koch, blane harvey, joseph levitan, caroline temcheff, dennis wendt, education, new hires, IHDW, Miepa, path
Published on: 3 Oct 2017

To all Finance users,

The month of August 2017 is closed. You may pick up your Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva.

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For questions or assistance, you may contact the Finance Helpdesk at 514-398-3463 or via email at fishelp.acct [at] mcgill.ca.

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Classified as: faculty, staff, Financial Services, Financial Statements
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Published on: 11 Sep 2017

Welcome all newly admitted U0 students!

Are you ready to start your McGill studies? Why not begin by exploring what you need to know in order to enhance your academic experience?

You are invited to take part in our webinar entitled, “Planning your U0 Freshman Year” which will take place on the following days and times:

Monday, August 21, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Montreal time

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Montreal time

Classified as: arts, degree planning, External, faculty, students, webinars
Published on: 23 Aug 2017

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.

Talk about finicky work

Classified as: muscle, sarcomeres, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, dilson rassier, science, staff, faculty, Student
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Published on: 23 Aug 2017

At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.

Classified as: Canada Foundation for Innovation, CFI, infrastructure, McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rosaire Mongrain, funding, External, staff, faculty
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Published on: 15 Aug 2017

To all Finance users,

The month of July 2017 is closed. You may pick up your Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva.

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Classified as: faculty, Financial Services, Financial Statements, staff
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Published on: 9 Aug 2017

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at McGill University.

Because many therapeutic options, such as opioids, for patients with chronic pain carry the risk of addiction and undesirable side effects, this breakthrough offers promising lines of research into chronic pain treatment, says Luda Diatchenko, professor at McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry and co-lead author of the new study

Classified as: chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, pain processing, Human Pain Genetics, Luda Diatchenko, Jeffrey Mogil, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Psychology, External, faculty, staff, health and lifestyle
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Published on: 8 Aug 2017

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?

Classified as: video games, violence, Veronique Bohbot, Douglas Mental Health Institute, External, faculty, staff, Student, society and culture
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Published on: 8 Aug 2017

For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.

Classified as: SSRIs, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), Adrien Peyrache, depression, External, faculty, staff
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Published on: 3 Aug 2017

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