Exercise to change the brain

Research

Dr. Marc Roig, an assistant professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, is using high-intensity cardiovascular exercise with Parkinson’s patients to provoke changes in the brain that make it easier to train itself to relearn motor tasks.

In conversation with neuroscientist Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed

Four Burning Questions

As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Nguyen-Vi Mohamed talks about her work with mini brains, miniature balls of human brain cells smaller than a pea.

In conversation with neurologist Lesley Fellows

Four Burning Questions

As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Lesley Fellows talks about her work and how we can “design optimal environments” for our brain.

Spotlight on neuroscientist Heidi McBride

Four Burning Questions

As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Heidi McBride discusses growing up on a farm, the power of the mitochondria and how she gauges success in science.

The Neuro joins neuroscience data sharing partnership

Extra! Extra!

Today Health Canada and Brain Canada announced a $10M grant to establish the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, a partnership of researchers from 15 universities that will facilitate the dissemination of neuroscience data.

McGill signs MOU with leading Japanese research institute

News

On Sept. 26, McGill entered into a formal partnership with Japan’s National Institutes of Physiological Sciences (NIPS) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The signing, which took place at the Faculty Club, marked McGill’s first such agreement with an Asian partner and the first MOU signed by NIPS with a North American institute.

Dr. Computer is transforming neuroscience research

Blog

Deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, will increasingly put computers in the driver’s seat of medical diagnosis and neuroscience research.

Ushering in a bold new era for open science

Headline News

The new Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, created thanks to a $20 million gift from the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum family, will be a catalyst for the Montreal Neurological Institute’s daring open science initiatives

UBC honours McGill health researchers

Kudos

McGill’s Michael Meaney and Ernesto Schiffrin, two of Canada’s leading researchers in brain health and heart health, have been singled out by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for their accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields.

McGill wins $84-million grant for neuroscience

Other News

McGill has been successful in the national competition for a massive amount of research funding under the federal government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund, 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 burden of neurological and mental-health disorders.