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Available Position: Program Officer

Application deadline: April 8, 2023View the complete posting and apply today.

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Published: 29 Mar 2023

Available Position: Policy & Knowledge Exchange Officer

Application deadline: April 9, 2023View the complete posting and apply today.

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Published: 24 Mar 2023

Unraveling the mysteries of brain plasticity

Have you ever wondered what happens inside someone’s brain when they’re learning how to play a musical instrument or how to ride a bike?

Published: 13 Mar 2023

IMPRESS Paid Indigenous Mentorship Program is back!

HBHL is partnering again with McGill’s Branches on the 2023 edition of the Indigenous Mentorship and Paid Research Experience for Summer Students (IMPRESS) program.

Published: 3 Feb 2023

Study finds obesity-related neurodegeneration mimics Alzheimer’s disease

Thinning in the right temporo-parietal cortex and left prefrontal cortex were similar in both groups

A new study led by scientists at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University finds a correlation between neurodegeneration in obese people and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients.

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Published: 31 Jan 2023

Neuro director to co-chair new national clinical trial initiative

Consortium brings together hundreds of researchers from 28 networks, 11 trial units across the country

Today the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced funding for a new clinical trial consortium co-chaired by Dr.

Published: 19 Jan 2023

New HBHL Research Theme 1 Associate Leader: Boris Bernhardt

We're happy to announce Boris Bernhardt as the new Associate Leader of Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL) Research Theme 1: Neuroinformatics and Computational Modeling.

HBHL's Research Theme 1 Associate Leader plays an essential role in HBHL’s governance and decision-making structure. They also provide input to HBHL's strategic direction, including the development of funding initiatives and activities aimed at reaching HBHL’s goals.

Published: 9 Jan 2023

Frequent genetic cause of late-onset ataxia uncovered by a Quebec-led international collaboration

Discovery will improve diagnosis and open treatment possibilities for thousands of people with this debilitating neurodegenerative condition worldwide

A new study published on Dec. 14, 2022 in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the identification of a previously unknown genetic cause of a late-onset cerebellar ataxia, a discovery that will improve diagnosis and open new treatment avenues for this progressive condition.

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Published: 15 Dec 2022

Researchers classify Alzheimer’s progression and subtypes for a personalized approach to the disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder characterized by abnormalities in several different biological areas.

Published: 29 Nov 2022

Mapping neurotransmitter systems to the structural and functional organization of the brain

Neurotransmitters are chemicals brain cells use to communicate. They work together with matching receptors on the cell surface to drive brain activity. However, we don’t fully understand how the distribution of these receptors varies region by region throughout the brain, nor what effect they have on brain function.

Published: 9 Nov 2022

Call for Summer 2023 IMPRESS supervisors is now open

HBHL is partnering with McGill’s Branches initiative on a second round of the extremely successful 

Published: 2 Nov 2022

Neural correlates of social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia patients with and without cannabis use

What is the link between substance use and psychosis? Is there a higher chance to develop psychotic disorders for people who use cannabis?

Dr. Rachel Rabin, HBHL-funded researcher at The Neuro, is working to understand the neurocognitive and social cognitive dysfunction in individuals with substance use disorders.

The aim of her study is to help identify therapeutic targets to improve treatments for individuals suffering from schizophrenia and/or cannabis addictions.

Published: 26 Oct 2022

Charting out a ‘Google Maps’ for the brain

What would be possible if there were a tool like Google Maps for the brain? On October 6, HBHL-funded researchers at The Neuro published work in Nature Methods that takes a big step towards making this idea a reality. This effort comes out of the Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics & Learning Laboratory (HIBALL) initiative combining neuroscience and artificial intelligence to build highly detailed 3D models of the brain at the cellular level.

Published: 6 Oct 2022


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