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Innovation week at the MNI

Members of the MCIN assisted in organizing, and participating in Innovation week, a collaboration of minds from a variety of career backgrounds and studies. The event focused on how people with different backgrounds, skill,s and education come together in todays neuroscience research.  

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Principal of McGill Dr. Suzanne Fortier and the Principal’s International Advisory Board visit the MCIN

The Principal of McGill, Dr. Suzanne Fortier and the Principal’s International Advisory Board visited MCIN on Tuesday November 15. Presentations by Drs. Edward Fon, Michael Meaney and Penelope Kostopoulos described the open science initiatives at the MNI and the role of the Ludmer Centre and MCIN more specifically in the Healthy Brain Healthy Lifes project …

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Alan Evans honored with the Prix du Québec

  Video Source Here   By Kathryn Jezer-Morton Yesterday, the Government of Quebec bestowed its highest citation for accomplishments in cultural and scientific fields, the Prix du Québec, on two McGill researchers. Prof. John A. Hall of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts received the Prix Léon-Gérin for human and social sciences, and Prof. Alan …

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The MCIN Hackathon held at Hurley’s Pub

On Nov 4th, the MCIN hosted a Hackathon at Hurley’s Pub. Good food and great company inspired new ideas and collaborations amongst those in attendance.  

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Delegates from China visit the MCIN

On Oct 13th, Delegates from the Chinese Embassy in Canada visited the MNI and toured the MCIN, where they had a chance to talk to Dr. Alan Evans while experiencing the BigBrain.

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“Towards a Multifactorial Characterization of Neurodegeneration” by Y. Iturria-Medina

As part of the The Feindel Brain Imaging Lecture Series, Dr Yasser Iturria Medina presented “Towards a Multifactorial Characterization of Neurodegeneration”. The slideshow from the presentation can be viewed here [Google Slides] Yasser Iturria-Medina Montreal Neurological Institute Short Bio: Yasser Iturria Medina (Havana, 1980), has a Nuclear Engineering background, a Master’s degree in Neurophysics and a PhD in Health Sciences. …

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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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