Tal Arbel: Pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes

Profile

Tal Arbel is a pioneer in the fields of computer vision and medical image analysis. But, because she is a woman in a field that is traditionally dominated by men, she is often met with resistance. “People are often surprised when I tell them about my profession and say things like ‘You don’t look like an engineer’,” Arbel says. “I am happy to challenge those stereotypes.”

“Big Data” study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s

Research

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, identifying its first physiological signs. The research underlines importance of computational power in future neurological breakthroughs.