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HBHL Symposium 2023: advancing neuroscience research with over 300 attendees

Over 300 attendees gathered on May 4th and 5th at the McGill University Centre for the HBHL Symposium 2023, a two-day event dedicated to the latest advances in neuroscience and brain health. Renowned keynote speakers, such as Liisa Galea, Richard Bethlehem, Mark Cembrowski, and Gemma Modinos, captivated the audience with their insights on the cutting-edge research happening in the field.

Published: 11 May 2023

$6M grant for new Open Science patient registry

Goal is to accelerate research and let patients know how their data is helping find treatments

A $6M grant from Brain Canada will fund the creation of a new Open Science patient registry, to share data with researchers around the world and let patients see how their data is used to develop new treatments for neurological disorders.

Published: 28 Apr 2023

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
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