Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s


To advance our understanding of dementia and contribute to the search for new treatments, the Government of Canada announced yesterday that it is investing $2.5 million in research. A pair of projects, led by McGill researchers Howard Chertkow and Nahum Sonenberg, will benefit from the funding.

Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms


Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted at McGill, this kind of predictive power could soon be available to clinicians everywhere.

The neuroscience of HIV

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On World AIDS Day, Dr. Lesley Fellows discusses Positive Brain Health Now, a major study to better understand the effects of HIV infection on brain health.

New Montreal Alzheimer’s Research for a Cure initiative to fund local research


The first online fundraising program dedicated exclusively to supporting Montreal-based research into the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia was launched on Sept. 12.

Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus


The inability to remember details, such as the location of objects, begins in early midlife (the 40s) and may be the result of a change in what information the brain focuses on during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function, according to McGill researchers.