It is now official, as announced in today's issue of Science magazine: the MNI is becoming the first ever Open-Science academic institution.
We are happy to announce that Dr. David Rudko is joining the BIC’s MRI Unit as the Research Assistant (part-time) in charge of the 7-T small animal MRI operations. If you are interested in accessing the scanner, please contact David david.rudko [at] mcgill.ca (directly).
David is also a Postdoctoral Fellow with Drs. Arnold and Narayanan, funded by a fellowship from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the CIHR Neuroinflammation Training Program.
We are very pleased to announce that the BIC continues to grow, with the recruitment of an MRI Physicist at the Assistant Professor level. Please refer to the recruitment ad for details.
Today marks the 4500th day of faithful beaming in our IBA Cyclotron, Serial Number 000. The cyclotron is the pivotal instrument for producing isotopes used in radionuclides for PET and SPECT research at the Neuro.
The hippocampus has been a focus of neuroscience research for decades for its role in cognitive processes, as well as being a hallmark of prevalent neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and schizophrenia. Identification of hippocampal subregions in vivo is thus essential for precise localization of function and pathology.
We are glad to announce that the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is now providing generous support to the BIC PET and Cyclotron Unit, through a grant obtained by long-time BIC user and affiliated member Dr. Petra Schweinhardt, Assistant Professor at McGill's Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain.
The course deals with in vivo imaging using radioactive isotopes and is primarily focused on positron emission tomography (PET). PET has found research and clinical application in oncology, neurology and cardiology and is an especially powerful modality for imaging of neuroreceptors, cerebral blood flow and abnormal protein deposits in the brain.
The main goal is to understand the function of brain systems involved in reward, motivation, learning and decision-making.
The Museum of Natural Sciences of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has just opened a new permanent exhibition in Brussels: 'The gallery of Humankind'. The Museum has asked Dr. D. Louis Collins whether they could produce a 3-D print of the historical Colin27 brain.
Big imaging data in action: large-scale analysis of 10,000 MRI volumes reveals fluctuations in brain size depending on time of the dayDiurnal fluctuations in brain volume
The brain shrinks over the course of the day, ending up smaller in the evening – before returning to its full size the next morning. That’s according to a new study from BIC Principal Investigators Arnold and Collins and collaborators, based on an analysis of about 10,000 MRI scans.
Dr. Baillet and collaborator wins McGill's first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition
Professors Sylvain Baillet (BIC Principal investigator) and Matt Kinsella (Dept of Bioengineering) have won the first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition held by McGill’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, for their project titled:
CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience. “The Government of Canada is dedicated to helping increase our understanding of how the human brain works and how to best protect it and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system using innovative and unique solutions,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health.
Congratulations to the BIC's Dr. Sridar Narayanan, on his new grant awarded by the MS Society of Canada for his project:
Spatial Assessment of Cortical Demyelination in Multiple Sclerosis.
Apr 15, 2015 - Congrats to Prof D. Louis Collins on his new Discovery grant and accelerator awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (2015-2020): Framework for multi-feature registration of medical images.