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Tales from the South Pole

Published: 30Nov2016

McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is spending a month at the South Pole helping to install a new camera in a huge telescope designed to help untangle mysteries of the universe by examining the...

The Neuroscience of HIV: World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

Published: 30Nov2016

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result....

GPS puts our brains on autopilot and that could be shrinking our grey matter

Published: 29Nov2016

“In the past we may never have had to go on autopilot. With GPS, you might have even less of a reason to pull out that cognitive map. The hippocampus may be lacking this requirement to work for...

Why the grey jay soared to victory as Canada's would-be national bird

Published: 28Nov2016

Op-ed by David M. Bird, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, McGill University, and Leader of Team Gray Jay.  Read more: Montreal Gazette

Marketplace tests today's weed

Published: 28Nov2016

Dr. Mark Ware, an associate professor of family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University, who is serving as vice-chair of the federal task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana,...

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. 

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.

MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

Published: 24Nov2016

Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers...

Who’s top monkey? How social status affects immune health

Published: 24Nov2016

“There's really a lot of plasticity in the way the cells are responding to infection that is directly controlled by social status,” says study co-author Luis Barreiro of McGill University....

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

Published: 24Nov2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute...

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