Third edition of MUHC Men’s Health Weekend raises awareness about male reproduction and other health issues for men at Carrefour Angrignon June 13 & 14, 2008
A six-storey-high telescope at the South Pole could help unravel how the Universe evolved through its mid-life period. Matt Dobbs, a young cosmologist who has gone to the ends of the Earth to understand the mid-life evolution of the universe, is part of a seven university group that built, and is now operating, the largest-ever telescope at the South Pole.
CIBC donates $500,000 to the Montreal Neurological Institute for the CIBC Fellowship in Brain Imaging
CIBC is donating $500,000 to the MNI’s “Thinking Ahead” campaign to create the CIBC Fellowship in Brain Imaging. This fellowship gift will facilitate exciting research projects at the MNI over the next five years, like the MNI’s pivotal role as the only Canadian institution in the Autism Centre of Excellence, a US-based multi-institutional study looking for early indicators of autism.
Yellowknifer Julia Christensen is garnering national recognition for her study of homelessness and housing in the North. Christensen recently received one of 15 prestigious Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships. Funded through the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the scholarship consists of up to $200,000 in grants over three to four years.
Jane Harbottle returned from an African studies excursion with images of Kibera, Kenya, that paint a grim portrait of life in the continent's second-biggest slum. But Ms. Harbottle's documentation of Kibera's misery could help to alleviate some of it. She has raised almost $27,000 for the Vision Sisters by her photographs and soliciting private donations in Vancouver. Ms. Harbottle worked with the
The Star's Peter Calamai reports in his "This week in Science" column that the Canadian and U.S. governments are trying to staunch the flood of aquatic invasive species into the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes by cracking down on ships that pump out ballast water loaded with foreign stowaways. But there's another danger closer to home: private aquarium owners who flush fish down the toilet.
A McGill epidemiologist has been named to one of 14 new Chairs in Public Health funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and several partner agencies.
In a neuromusic state of mind - Third international conference examines interactions between music and the brain
The effects of musical experience in young children and the role of music in the rehabilitation of stroke patients will be among the many topics on the agenda as experts from around the world gather in Montreal, Canada, for the international conference The Neurosciences and Music III: Disorders and Plasticity, June 25 to 28.
A new study from the MNI at McGill University identifies a key mechanism for the normal development of motor nerve cells - cells that control muscles. This finding is crucial to understanding and treating a range of conditions involving nerve cell loss or damage, from spinal cord injury to neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS.