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Dr. David Ragsdale appointed Research Integrity Officer
11 Sept (Med e-News)

Dance (like music) modifies the brain (Falisha Karpati)
9 Sept (sciencepresse.qc.ca)

A Canadian First: Research Project will study blows to the head in University Football
6 Sept (Med e-News)

New researchers bring new ideas
28 August (Med e-News)

Early life factors connected to suicide risk later in life
28 August (Med e-News)

Montreal researchers to monitor impact of head injuries on football players' brains
28 August (CBC.ca)

McGill hosts Vascular Health Summer School with a focus on Sex Differences
21 August (Med e-News)

Was Leonardo da Vinci dyslexic? (Rolando Del Maestro)
15 August (Med e-News)

Teaching neurosurgery with AI
14 August (Med e-News)

Your brain could be making you fat, Montreal researchers suggest (Uku Vainik and Alain Dagher)
14 August (Montreal Gazette)

Study links memory of negative and stressful experiences to depressive behaviours (Tak Pan Wong)
13 August (Med e-News)

Certain Antidepressants Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke (Christel Renoux)
9 August (Med e-News)

JGH is first in Quebec to offer new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery
7 August (Med e-News)

How AI and VR are training neurosurgeons
7 August (McGill Reporter)

Surgery simulators are key to assessment of trainees (Rolando Del Maestro)
2 August (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

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)

Congratulations to the successful recipients of The Zavalkoff Family Foundation’s Brain@McGill and The Gail Asper Family Foundation IMRIC/Hebrew University Collaboration

In Neurodevelopmental, Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Diseases: Prevention, Diagnosis and TreatmentEach received a total of $50, 000 Canadian dollars.

PIs: Masha Prager-Khoutorsky (McGill University) and Alexander Binshtok, (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Food odors induce anticipatory fluid retention

PIs: JF Cloutier (McGill University) and Dr Yoram Ben-Shaul (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Studying the wiring logic of sensory processing using a mouse model of glomerular map disruption

PIs: Derek Bowie (McGill University) and Yael Stern‐Bach, (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Kainate receptor auxiliary subunit complexes; Unravelling their complex roles in the mammalian brain

PIs: Arkady Khoutorsky (McGill University) and Dan Rokni, (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Spinal cord structural plasticity in the regulation of chronic pain

Congratulations to our 2019 Osler Award Recipient!

Raihaan Patel is this year's recipient of the Osler Travel Award supporting travel to Oxford to participate in a collaborative neuroscience research project.

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

Pilot projects

PIs: Alyson Fournier (McGill)/Aiman Saab (Zurich)
Title: Imaging of genetically coded cell viability sensors in EAE

PIs: Naguib Mechawar (McGill)/Christopher Pryce (Zurich)
Title: Human and mouse investigation into the influence of early-life stress on oligodendrocytes in the amygdala

PIs: Gerhard Multhaup (McGill)/Philip Biggin (Oxford):
Title: Molecular mechanisms of substrate specificity of β-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme 1 of Alzheimer disease

Workshop :

PIs: Pattison (Oxford)/Faull (McGill)/Jensen (ZNZ)
Title: Understanding the brain-body interface and its importance for physiological and psychological symptom burden