NSERC awards over $30M for long-term McGill research

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What do geological faults, musical communication and neuroimaging computer platforms have in common? All three are among the research subjects that benefitted from the latest round of grants announced by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. McGill’s total NSERC funding granted in this round, which will be dispersed over the next five years, is $30,021,404.

Mechanism that reduces effect of cocaine on brain discovered


A type of brain cell known as microglia plays a key role in reducing the effects of cocaine in the brain, according to a major study by a team from the RI-MUHC. The finding offers hope for development of a new approach to prevent drug use relapses.