The Neuro joins neuroscience data sharing partnership

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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


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


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

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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


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

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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.

Don’t scan so close to me


What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”? Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

10 new facts about the brain


It has been a remarkable year for neuroscience research at McGill – and we’re only in June. The discoveries are helping us understand the most complex organ in our bodies, and providing considerable hope for battling debilitating diseases like brain cancer and Alzheimer’s, while providing new thinking in managing chronic pain.

Creation of neuroscience research hub

Around Campus

The Canadian research team that helped spearhead the international brain-mapping project known as BigBrain is about to get a major boost in its effort to produce sharply higher-resolution brain maps, thanks to technology from EMC Corporation.