Montreal becomes hub for “simnovation”

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More than 100 of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, representing a diverse cross-section of disciplines gathered at the Omni hotel in Montreal on May 5-6, 2016 to take part in the inaugural Simnovate International Summit. The Summit encouraged participants to immerse themselves in the spirit of breaking conventions and developing new directions for health care by temporarily leaving their day jobs behind and becoming “simnovaters.”

Alzheimer’s disease: It takes two (proteins) to tango

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For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Which one is the driving force behind dementia? The answer: both of them, according to a new study.

Deux protéines « catalysent » l’Alzheimer

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Depuis des années, les neuroscientifiques se demandent comment deux protéines anormales, appelées bêta-amyloïde et tau, s’accumulent dans le cerveau, finissent par l’endommager et causer la maladie d’Alzheimer. Laquelle des deux protéines « catalyse » la démence ? Les deux, selon une étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas.

Less body fat for kids taking vitamin D

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A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

Bébés et vitamine D

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Un apport suffisant de vitamine D pendant la première année de vie favoriserait l’accroissement de la masse musculaire et la diminution de la masse graisseuse chez les tout-petits, selon une nouvelle étude publiée dans Pediatric Obesity.

Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

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In a study focusing on repeat drunk driving and speeding offenders, researchers have discovered distinct behavioural, personality and neurobiological profiles behind each of these forms of dangerous driving. A better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to McGill researchers.

De la psychologie des conducteurs dangereux

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Première cause de décès et de blessures évitables chez les personnes de moins de 35 ans dans le monde, les accidents de la route font environ 5 millions de victimes par année. Les récidivistes gonflent ces statistiques de façon disproportionnée et sont peu réceptifs aux stratégies d’éducation et de prévention. Une meilleure compréhension des processus subconscients et émotionnels en jeu chez les conducteurs dangereux pourrait toutefois changer la donne. C’est ce qui ressort d’une nouvelle étude réalisée par des chercheurs de McGill.

Robert Leckey appointed Dean of Law

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Yesterday, the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Prof. Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law. His five-year term will begin on July 1, 2016.

Universities in a dangerous world

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Every two years the Network assembles for its Global Congress to discuss the most pressing issues facing the higher education sector in order to develop best practices for navigating this challenging and constantly changing terrain. This year “Universities in a Dangerous World: Defending Higher Education Communities & Values” will be hosted by McGill June 8-10.

A brighter future for children with brain-based disabilities

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The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network named CHILD-BRIGHT that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities and their families.