McGill in global top 50 of Nature Index Rising Stars

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McGill ranks first in Canada and 37th globally in the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement, which identifies institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality scientific research publications over the past four years.

Entrepalooza

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When it comes to the July festival scene, Montreal is all about jazz, comedy, fireworks…and entrepreneurship? The McGill Reporter checks in on the sixth edition of Startupfest, which attracted hundreds of entrepreneurs eager to hone their ideas and rub shoulders with startup royalty from companies such as Reddit, Shopify and Oculus.

Major Indigenous initiatives coming to McGill in the next year

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It will be a busy and interesting year ahead for those involved in Indigenous issues and events. Two major developments are on the horizon, in addition to McGill’s regular activities that focus on Indigenous experiences and developing connections with Indigenous communities.

Angelique Mannella is new AVP of Innovation

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McGill’s newly created Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation is a job title that does double-duty, both defining the position’s purview and describing its mandate. Having assumed the role on June 13, Angelique Mannella is tasked not only with overseeing McGill’s innovation agenda, she herself will be innovating.

$17M to shape the future of music

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A partnership between McGill and Université de Montréal will create a new kind of hybrid research space, but instead of building more laboratories, the universities’ music schools are joining two spaces, half the city apart, with digital technology.

17 M $ pour façonner l’avenir de la musique

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Grâce à un partenariat entre l’Université McGill et l’Université de Montréal, une enceinte de recherche hybride nouveau genre verra le jour. Il ne s’agit pas ici de bâtir des laboratoires, mais bien de réunir deux salles, situées de part et d’autre de la ville, par la magie du numérique.

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.