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Medication against schizophrenia inhibits pancreatic cancer

A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer -- and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumor growth and metastatic spread in mice, according to researchers at McGill University and the German Cancer Research Center.

Published: 7Sep2016

Aerosol emissions in East Asia driven by consumption in developed countries

Much of the influence on climate from air pollution in East Asia is driven by consumption in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, according to research co-led by McGill University atmospheric scientist Yi Huang.

In a paper published online this week in Nature Geoscience, Huang and colleagues from China, the U.S. and U.K. report that international trade shifts the climate impacts of aerosols -- solid or liquid particles suspended in air -- from net consuming countries to net producing countries.

Published: 6Sep2016

McGill maintains its position as top Canadian university in QS rankings

McGill remains Canada’s top university according to the QS World University Rankings 2016/17, which were released yesterday.

McGill University is ranked 30th globally, among the almost 1,000 universities surveyed for the annual report. McGill has been ranked as the top Canadian university for eleven of the thirteen years that the QS/THE rankings have been published, apart from in 2013 and 2014.

Published: 6Sep2016

McGill wins $84 million grant for neuroscience

McGill University will launch an ambitious effort to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders, thanks to an $84 million, seven-year grant announced today under the federal government's Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF).

The program, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, will build on McGill's leading position in neuroscience to make the university a global hub for brain research – one of the major frontiers for 21st century medicine.

Published: 6Sep2016

McGill University moving forward with Faculty of Medicine satellite medical campus in Outaouais

The funding, announced by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, who was joined by Minister of Health and Social Services Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Higher Education Hélène David and Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region Stéphanie Vallée, is earmarked to develop the operational plan for the McGill satellite medical campus and to break ground on construction of the required infrastructure.

Published: 6Sep2016

Seeing Evolution in Fast Motion

A new outdoor laboratory will serve as a facility for studying the effects on our lakes of climate change and chemicals commonly used in Quebec. It features a series of 96 experimental ponds containing 1,000 litres of water from Lac Hertel on McGill University’s Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St. Hilaire. This network of ponds, named LEAP (Large Experimental Array of Ponds), was opened on September 2, 2016.

Published: 2Sep2016

Research and Innovation Appoints Nancy Ross New AVP

Research and Innovation (R&I) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Nancy Ross of the Department of Geography as Associate Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation (AVP-R&I), with a three-year mandate beginning September 1, 2016.  Prof. Ross follows Prof. Antonia Maioni, who served in the role for one year before assuming the role of Dean of the Faculty of Arts at McGill University on July 1.

Published: 1Sep2016

"McGill's Answer for Cancer" team training session (Run for the Cure)

6Jul201617:15
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James Administration Building Meet outside the front entrance, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA

 

 

2016 Beatty Memorial Lecture: Margaret Atwood

27Oct201617:30
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Pollack Hall, Schulich School of Music Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA

Click here to purchase tickets. 

CANARIE Research Software Consultation

23Jun201612:00
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James Administration Building Room 302, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA

CANARIE and McGill University Office of Research and Innovation invite you to share your perspective on the development and use of reusable research software tools.

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