McGill University is a public research university in Montreal, Canada, officially founded by royal charter in 1821. The University bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest in 1813 formed precursory McGill College.McGill's main campus is set at the foot of Mount Royal in Downtown Montreal with the second campus, situated near fields and forested lands in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, 30 kilometres west of the downtown campus on the Montreal Island. All the academic units are organized into 11 main Faculties and Schools, and the institution is one of the two members of Association of American Universities located outside the United States. Valued at $33,421 per student, the University maintains one of the largest endowments among Canadian universities on a per-student basis.McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study. Most students are enrolled in five larger Faculties, namely Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Management, with the highest entering grade of any Canadian university. Tuition fees vary significantly between in-province, out-of-province, and international students, and the scholarships are very generous yet highly competitive and relatively difficult to attain, compared to other Canadian universities.McGill counts among its alumni 12 Nobel laureates and 138 Rhodes Scholars, both the most in the country, as well as three astronauts, two Canadian prime ministers, 13 justices of the Canadian Supreme Court, four foreign leaders, 28 foreign ambassadors, nine Academy Award winners, three Pulitzer Prize winners, and 28 Olympic medalists. Throughout its long history, McGill alumni were also instrumental in inventing or initially organizing football, basketball, and ice hockey and founding several other universities, including the Universities of British Columbia, Victoria, and Alberta, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Wikipedia.
McGill University | Date: 2017-01-12
A compound of formula (I) useful as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy is provided. There is also provided a photosensitizing composition for use in photodynamic therapy comprising this compound. Finally, there are provided a method of killing cells under oxidative stress conditions and a method for the selective delivery of singlet oxygen (^(1)O_(2)) to cells having an increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) concentration, these methods comprising the steps of contacting such cells with a compound of formula (I), and exposing the cells to light.
McGill University | Date: 2017-01-04
The invention encompasses the novel class of compounds represented by the Formula (I) below, which are inhibitors of the TC-PTP enzyme. The invention also encompasses pharmaceutical compositions which include the compounds shown above and methods of treating or preventing TC-PTP mediated diseases, including cancer, via their use in the activation of antigen-presenting cells, like dendritic cells, for applications in the immunotherapeutic treatment of diseases.
McGill University | Date: 2017-03-29
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is one of a series of catheter intervention procedures to deliver a prosthesis, in this case prosthetic valve, two structures, the aortic annular plane and the tip of the delivery catheter, must be are optimally visualized by the surgeon and in many instances there exists only one viewing angle for this. The preferred viewing angle being determined by obtaining angulation data for two views perpendicular to first and second planar structures, calculating normal vectors of each of the first and second planar structures using the angulation data, calculating a perpendicular unit vector using the normal vectors, and calculating angulation of the unit vector to establish the preferred viewing angle.
Haro Pharmaceutical, Inc. and McGill University | Date: 2017-04-12
The invention relates to 18-20 member bi-polycyclic compounds, methods of making these compounds, and methods of using them in treating hyperproliferative disorders (e.g., cancer) and non-malignant tumors; promoting muscle formation; inhibiting muscle degeneration or the loss of muscle mass or muscle function; and myofibers ex vivo.
McGill University | Date: 2017-01-25
A building product is made from granular material and a binder that includes steel slag. A process for making the building product includes combining the granular material and the binder and then curing the combined granular material and binder with carbon dioxide. A building material includes a mixture of steel slag and a silica-rich material. The steel slag and silica-rich material is treated by heating. The silica-rich material may be waste glass and/or fly ash. A process for making the building material includes mixing the steel slag and silica-rich material and further heating the mixture.
McGill University | Date: 2017-04-12
Borate-glass biomaterials comprising: aNa2O. bCaO. cP2O5. dB2O3 wherein a is from about 1- 40 wt%, b is from about 10 - 40 wt%, c is from about 1 - 40 wt%, and d is from about 35 -80 wt%; and wherein the biomaterial has a surface area per mass of more than about 5 m2/g. Methods of making and uses of these biomaterials.
McGill University | Date: 2017-02-22
The present invention provides novel cancer therapeutics for treating pancreatic cancer, and novel diagnostic methods for detecting chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The invention pertains to antagonists of dopamine receptors that inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer cells. The invention in particular offers new therapy options based on the inhibition of the activity or expression of dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2). Diagnostic methods of the invention comprise the detection of the expression of DRD2 in pancreatic tissue. Diagnostic kits are also comprised.
Szyf M.,McGill University
Nature Neuroscience | Year: 2013
A report elucidates the widely recognized, but poorly understood, concept of gene-environment interaction, finding a molecular mechanism in the case of post-traumatic stress disorder: demethylation of a glucocorticoid response element in the stress response regulator FKBP5 that depends on both the risk allele and childhood trauma. © 2013 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mogil J.S.,McGill University
Nature Reviews Neuroscience | Year: 2012
A clear majority of patients with chronic pain are women; however, it has been surprisingly difficult to determine whether this sex bias corresponds to actual sex differences in pain sensitivity. A survey of the currently available epidemiological and laboratory data indicates that the evidence for clinical and experimental sex differences in pain is overwhelming. Various explanations for this phenomenon have been given, ranging from experiential and sociocultural differences in pain experience between men and women to hormonally and genetically driven sex differences in brain neurochemistry. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Cullen K.E.,McGill University
Trends in Neurosciences | Year: 2012
Understanding how sensory pathways transmit information under natural conditions remains a major goal in neuroscience. The vestibular system plays a vital role in everyday life, contributing to a wide range of functions from reflexes to the highest levels of voluntary behavior. Recent experiments establishing that vestibular (self-motion) processing is inherently multimodal also provide insight into a set of interrelated questions. What neural code is used to represent sensory information in vestibular pathways? How do the interactions between the organism and the environment shape encoding? How is self-motion information processing adjusted to meet the needs of specific tasks? This review highlights progress that has recently been made towards understanding how the brain encodes and processes self-motion to ensure accurate motor control. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.