MARC website featured on TV for World Alzheimer’s Day

The Montreal Alzheimer Research for a Cure (MARC) initiative and website were recently featured on several television networks as part of World Alzheimer’s Day. The founder of MARC, Dorothy Reitman of the Reitman Family Foundation, was interviewed for a segment on CTV. In addition, Jacob Vogel of the MCIN lab was also interviewed to provide …

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New Montreal Alzheimer’s Research for a Cure initiative to fund local research

Marc-Fund.ca engages the younger generation in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia The first online fundraising program dedicated exclusively to supporting Montreal-based research into the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia was launched on Sept. 12. Read the full article here or visit marc-fund.ca

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CFI Invests $1.1M in CBRAIN

By McGill Reporter Staff This morning, Thursday, September 15, 2016, the Canada Foundation for Innovation announced that it will invest more than $1.1 million in CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research. Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on …

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Representatives from the Azrieli Foundation visit the MCIN

Representatives from the Azrieli Foundation visit the MCIN on a recent visit to the Neuro.  

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McGill wins $84-million grant for neuroscience

  McGill has been successful in the national competition for a massive amount of research funding under the federal government’s Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF), which will provide the University with an $84-million grant over seven years to support an ambitious effort in neuroscience to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the …

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Representatives from CGI visit the MCIN

During a recent visit to the Neuro, representatives from CGI experienced the Big Brain on their tour of the Ludmer Centre and the MCIN.  

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Delegates from China visit the MCIN

Delegates from China experienced the Big Brain during a tour of the MNI with Dr. Sandra McPherson (Interim Executive Director, External Affairs, MNI), Dr. Lan Xiong (Adjunct Professor, McGill University; and Coordinator of MNI-Shenzhen Project), and Kally Walsh (Associate Director, International Relations (interim), McGill University).

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Paper on Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) published in Nature

Earlier this year, Nature published a paper on Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) from researchers at the MCIN. The paper describes the discovery that, contrary to previous understanding, the first physiological sign of Alzheimer’s disease is a decrease in blood flow in the brain. LOAD is a complex disease as it is not caused by one neurological mechanism, but …

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The Honourable Dr. Kirsty Duncan visits the MCIN

On July 6th, the honourable Dr. Kirsty Duncan, Federal Minister of Science, toured the MCIN on her recent visit to the MNI.  

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EMC donation to MCIN mentioned on LabCanada.com

An article on LabCanada.com entitled ‘NeuroHub to boost use of big data in neuroscience research‘ mentions the recent donation by EMC to the MCIN of the Isilon scale-out NAS for neuroscientific imaging.

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EMC donation to MCIN mentioned on Techvibes.com

  The recent EMC donation to the MCIN was mentioned on Techvibes.com. The article entitled ‘Mapping Our Brain is a Big Data Challenge’ describes the establishment of a research-and-development centre that will adapt the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS for visualization and data-storage technology to support leading-edge neuroscience imaging technology by the International Braini-Mapping Project and McGill University in Montreal.

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EMC donation to MCIN featured in McGill Reporter

The recent donation by EMC to the MCIN is featured on the McGill Reporter. The full article titled ‘Creation of Neuroscience Research Hub’ can be read here.

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EMC donates technology to the MCIN for the NeuroHub project

The MCIN was the recipient of a generous donation from the EMC Corporation. This piece of technology will greatly assist in the advancement of neuroscientific research.       From the McGill Newsroom Creation of neuroscience research hub The Canadian research team that helped spearhead the international brain-mapping project known as BigBrain is about to get …

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Representatives from IBM Watson Health visit the MCIN

As part of the MNI Open Science Initiative and IBM‘s CFREF partnership with McGill, the MNI hosted representatives of Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Watson Health. The visitors spoke to MNI Faculty about the use of Watson Discovery to fast track research and hypothesis generation in neuroscience, Genomics, as well as an overview of IBM Watson imaging capabilities.

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Mr. Robert Coull visits the MCIN

On June 13th, Mr. Robert Coull visited the MCIN on his recent tour of the MNI.

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A bold experiment in open science

Newsbites by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 The Neuro is about to shake things up again.More than 80 years ago, when it first opened its doors, the Montreal Neurological Instituteoffered up a bold vision for the future of neuroscience. Clinicians treating patients and researchers examining different neurological disorders and diseases began collaborating more closely than ever before. …

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Representatives from Brain Canada visit the MCIN

On June the 1st, the MCIN gave a tour to representatives from Brain Canada on their recent visit to the MNI.

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Dr Valdes-Sosa gives special lecture at the MCIN

On Tuesday May 17th, Dr. Pedro A. Valdes-Sosa gave a special lecture entitled “Matrix-Tensor network methods for Brain Connectivity.” at his recent tour of the MNI and MCIN. Dr Valdes-Sosa is the Director of the Joint China-Cuba Lab for Frontiers Research in Translational Neurotechnology, UESTC, Chengdu, China, and Vice-director for Research at the Cuban Neuroscience Center, Habana …

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MCIN hosts representatives from the Krembil Foundation and Brain Canada

Mark Krembil, President of the Krembil Foundation, and Kate Williams, Health Science Grants Manager of the Krembil Foundation, were joined by Inez, President and CEO of the Brain Canada Foundation and NeuroScience Canada Partnership to tour the MCIN labs with Allan Evans during their visit to the Neuro.

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Representatives from the Allen Institute visit the MCIN

The MCIN was visited representatives from the Allen Institute. Executive Director (Strategic Alliances), Jane Roskams Ph.D, and Application Scientist, Terri Gilbert Ph.D toured the facility with Alan Evans during their visit to the Neuro. Highlights include: A lecture entitled “The Allen Institute v2.0: Our New Vision is Vision!” by Jane Roskams, Ph.D Workshop entitled “Navigating the Allen …

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