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‘Like brain failure’: Researchers working to prevent delirium among hospital patients (Yoanna Skrobik)
18 November (Globe and Mail)

Can’t sleep? Fruit flies and energy drinks offer new clues
16 November (Med e-News)

Parents shouldn’t lose sleep over infants not sleeping through the night (Marie-Hélène Pennestri)
15 November (McGill Reporter)

Nine Canada Research Chairs for the Faculty of Medicine
14 November (McGill Reporter)

Dr. Heidi McBride named a 2018 “Woman of Distinction” by the Women’s Y Foundation
13 November (Med e-News)

Four Burning Questions with Dr. Gustavo Turecki
9 November (Med e-News)

Protecting veterans’ mental health (Rob Whitley)
8 November (McGill Reporter)

ALS Quebec launches Taking Care, a virtual learning environment for caregivers
8 November (Med e-News)

Music improves social communication in autistic children (Aparna Nadig)
7 November (Med e-News)

Protein makes brain cell connections stronger (Timothy Kennedy)
6 November (McGill Reporter)

Mark Ware on pain, cannabis and legalization
6 November (McGill Reporter)

Cancer probe improves recovery (Kevin Petrecca)
26 October (Med e-News)

Safe cannabis pain relief without the “high” (Gabriella Gobbi)
25 October (Med e-News)

Naomi Azrieli to receive honorary degree
24 October (McGill Reporter)

An app that gives voice to the voiceless (Etienne de Villers-Sidani)
24 October (Med e-News)

Brain tumour awareness week
22 October (Neuro News)

Good spatial memory? You’re likely to be good at identifying smells too (Véronique Bohbot)
19 October (McGill Newsroom)

Weight loss success linked with active self-control regions of the brain (Alain Dagher)
18 October (Med e-News)

Young Canadians face heightened crash risk after consuming cannabis, new study finds (Isabelle Gélinas)
15 October (Med e-News)

Brain cancer fundraiser leads to important discovery
15 October (Neuro News)

Dr. Rémi Quirion named a 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inductee
11 October (Med e-News)

Citizen Journalism and Mental Health (Rob Whitley)
10 October (Psychology Today)

Cognitive Aging Research: Agreeing on Key Terms’ Definitions (Maria Natasha Rajah)
10 October (Nature Neuroscience Reviews)

Six Faculty of Medicine members among the 2018 Canadian Academy of Health Sciences New Fellows
5 October (Med e-News)

AI Could Predict Cognitive Decline Leading to Alzheimer’s Disease in the Next 5 Years (Mallar Chakravarty)
4 October (Med e-News)

One-on-one with The Neuro's Dr. Cynthia Solek
4 October (what'snew@McGill)

Dr. Brenda Milner is Mensa’s 2018 International Lifetime Achievement Award winner
3 October (Mensa Canada)

One of the largest tech-company launchers in the country is a relatively unknown entity (Mimi Galiana)
2 October (Financial Post)

Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians (Ziv Gan-Or)
1 October (Neuro News)



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Announcing the Zurich ZNZ Travel Fellowship

The Zurich Neuroscience Travel Fellowship (valued to a maximum CHF 6’000) provides support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Brain@McGill or Oxford Neuroscience to travel to Zurich in order to undertake neuroscientific research to advance their scientific expertise.  Application Details

Apply for the Zavalkoff Award (for McGill postdocs / graduate students to travel to Tel Aviv University):

Read more about the Zavalkoff Award  (Open Call)

Congratulations to our 2018 Brain@McGill Undergraduate Essay Competition Winners!

First prize: Sonia Israel
Sex differences in cognitive development following adolescent amphetamine exposure

Second prize: Emily Snook
Maternal Immune Activation as a Risk Factor for Neurodevelopmental Disorder: Phenotyping Mouse Offspring

Third prize (tied): Nensi Alivodej
Mitochondria-ER contact sites in astrocytes: a 3D ultrastructural analysis and quantification using Focus Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy

Third prize (tied): Andrea Terceros
The Role of Breathless in Hard-Wired Neural Circuit Formation

Read the winning essays here

Congratulations to our 2018 Brain@McGill Best PhD Thesis in Neuroscience Winner!

Gian-Luca McLelland, PhD, is the recipient for the 2018 Best PhD Thesis in Neuroscience, for his thesis Parkinson’s disease genes orchestrate mechanisms of mitochondrial quality control.

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We are pleased to announce the results of the selected applications for the latest call for Tripartite (Oxford–Brain@McGill–ZNZ) projects:

McGill PI:  Naguib Mechawar
ZNZ PI: Chris Pryce
Title: Chronic stress, myelination, and neuroinflammation
Type: Workshop

Oxford PI: Adam Packer
McGill PI: Arjun Krishnaswamy
Title: All-optical neural circuit interrogation in the retina
Type: Pilot Project

ZNZ PI: Christain Ruff
McGill PI: Lesley Fellows
Title: Causal role of arousal systems for decision making
Type: Pilot Project

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives announces the second competition of the HBHL Innovative Ideas Program

The Innovative Ideas Program supports the exploration of novel and innovative ideas with the potential for breakthrough science.  At least 8 projects will be awarded up to $200,000 over 2 years.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: November 23, 2018, 5:00 pm EST

Read more

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives launches 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition, in conjunction with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) at McGill University.

Click here for more details.

HBHL Launches the HBHL Neuro-Innovation Fund

HBHL’s Neuro-Innovation Fund aims to close the gap between proof-of-concept research grants, and funding from traditional investors (angels, venture capitalist, institutional investors).

Click here for detailed guidelines and the application package.

The Oxford - Brain @McGill - ZNZ Partnership in the Neurosciences

Training opportunities for McGill students/postdoctoral fellows to visit ZNZ

Funding to support students travelling to McGill from ZNZ or Oxford:

Laszlo and Etelka Kollar Brain@McGill Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Award
(Open Call)