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McGill Dobson Centre ranked among world’s top incubation programs

By Rosalie Nardelli

UBI Global has released its World University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator Ranking and has placed the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the eight position of the World Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University category.

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Published: 23 Feb 2018

McGill-led genomics centres win $9.8 M, three-year funding support from Genome Canada

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre and the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics will receive a total of $9.8 million in funding over three years through Genome Canada awards announced Feb. 21.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

National study to shed light on aging

  by Brenda Branswell   Source: McGill News Magazine   Imagine getting a phone call asking if you’d like to take part in a study … for the next 20 years.   It’s a pitch that makes telemarketing look like child’s play.   So no wonder Christina Wolfson, BSc’76, MSc’78, PhD’85, a profess...
Published: 20 Feb 2018

Products derived from plants offer potential as dual-targeting agents for experimental cerebral malaria

Malaria, a life-threatening disease usually caused when parasites from the Plasmodium family enter the bloodstream of a person bitten by a parasite-carrying mosquito, is a severe health threat globally, with 200 to 300 million cases annually and 445,000 deaths in 2016.

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Published: 20 Feb 2018

The Neuro joins neuroscience data sharing partnership

Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform will make disseminating and publishing data easier

Modern neuroscience research can produce massive amounts of data, which researchers can use to find patterns revealing anything from the first physiological signs of Alzheimer’s disease to a new drug target that could stop neurodegeneration. However, this data must be stored, processed, and distributed effectively.

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Published: 19 Feb 2018

Media advisory: Who Pays for Canada? Taxes and Fairness

Are Canadians fair or is that just a story we tell ourselves? Can we reason our way to lessened inequality or are violent cataclysms the only levelling power, as Thomas Piketty and Walter Schiedel argue? How do we maintain a sense and an approximation of fairness in our globalizing and polarizing world? Certainly there can be no fairness without tax fairness: tax policy is where we negotiate the relationship between wealth and poverty....

Published: 16 Feb 2018

McGill to participate in two of Canada’s five new ‘superclusters’

McGill University will participate in two of the five “superclusters” selected by the Government of Canada for funding under its Innovation Superclusters Initiative:

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Published: 15 Feb 2018

Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University clinician scientists.

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Published: 15 Feb 2018

Canadian Genomics Cloud launched to provide widespread access to genomics infrastructure for Canada

A national consortium of industry and academic collaborators announced today the launch of the Canadian Genomics Cloud (genomicscloud.ca), an integrated software platform to manage, analyze, and share genome sequence and clinical data....

Published: 14 Feb 2018

Meet RIPK3: Good Cop, Bad Cop, all in one

Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 children have died in the United States during the current flu season. Aside from getting the flu shot and employing smart hand hygiene, there are no other methods of prevention....

Published: 14 Feb 2018

Maestro Kent Nagano to conduct McGill Symphony Orchestra

Article from the McGill Reporter

It’s a first and only for one night: The Schulich School of Music’s McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) will perform under the baton of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Music Director Maestro Kent Nagano on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique.

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Published: 9 Feb 2018

Mélodie Daoust (BEd (Phys Ed) 2017) will represent McGill athletics at Pyeongchang Olympics

[source: McGill Athletics by Earl Zukerman]

photo: Marie-Philip Poulin (L) and Melodie Daoust (R)

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Published: 9 Feb 2018

Global project to reduce health inequalities in cities around the world

A major new research partnership has been launched to explore ways of reducing health inequalities in cities around the world.   Coordinated from London and funded with £10m (C$17.5 million) from Wellcome Trust, with a global network of expert scientists and practitioners -- including three from McGill University -- the partnership comprises two integrated urban health projects....
Published: 6 Feb 2018

We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction

We all know people who, seemingly incapable of living without the bright screen of their phone for more than a few minutes, are constantly texting and checking out what friends are up to on social media.

These are examples of what many consider to be the antisocial behaviour brought on by smartphone addiction, a phenomenon that has garnered media attention in the past few months and led  investors and consumers to demand that tech giants address this problem.

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Published: 6 Feb 2018

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