Five-point strategy will maximize the impact of research and maintain leadership in mental health research and care

Today the Douglas Research Centre (DRC) joins The Neuro’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) as a partner in research data sharing and collaboration through the adoption of a set of institutional Open Science principles.

Classified as: Neuro, open science, Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, Douglas Research Centre
Published on: 29 Mar 2022

Applying machine learning to a database of testimonials uncovers how drug-induced changes in subjective awareness are mechanistically rooted in the human brain

Psychedelics are now a rapidly growing area of neuroscience and clinical research, one that may produce much-needed new therapies for disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. Yet there is still a lot to know about how these drug agents alter states of consciousness.

Classified as: Danilo Bzdok, psychedelics, mental health, machine learning, Neuro
Published on: 16 Mar 2022

YCharOS is an independent quality assessment initiative to improve research results 

An antibody characterization project with partners at The Neuro will be able to expand thanks to funding from Génome Québec.  

Classified as: Peter McPherson, YCharos, open science, Neuro
Published on: 14 Mar 2022

The Research Group in Constitutional Studies is hoping to build a permanent endowment that will provide long-term funding for students.

Classified as: RGCS
Published on: 8 Mar 2022

Machine learning algorithms enhanced technical performance and learning outcomes during simulated brain tumor removal

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented both challenges and opportunities for medical training. Remote learning technology has become increasingly important in several fields. A new study finds that in a remote environment, an artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring system can outperform expert human instructors.

Classified as: Neuro, rolando del maestro, neurosurgury, Artificial intelligence
Published on: 22 Feb 2022

In the summer of 2021, Max Bell School Master of Public Policy candidates Danielle Appavoo, Mariel Aramburu, Ricardo Chejfec, and Anil Wasif responded to a call to the academic community from Québec’s Minister of Finance, M. Eric Girard. The Minister was interested in proposals from universities and research groups, namely on (i) fiscal policy in Québec, (ii) the province’s economic potential and (iii) the fight against climate change.

Classified as: Cap-and-Trade, max bell school of public policy, mpp perspectives, carbon market, climate change, Green Economy, carbon pricing
Published on: 10 Feb 2022

The “5-SENSE” score can predict who will not benefit from stereo-electroencephalography

A new study from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and eight collaborating international epilepsy centers has developed a simple web-based application clinicians can use to predict which patients will not benefit from an invasive diagnostic work-up, preventing unnecessary, invasive procedures, saving time for patients and the clinical team, and freeing up overburdened health resources.

Classified as: Neuro, Birgit Frauscher, epilepsy, MNI
Published on: 6 Dec 2021

The impairments observed may explain poor decisions about COVID-prevention measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our psychological limits. Some have been more affected than others by the stress of potential illness and the confusion of constantly changing health information and new restrictions. A new study finds the pandemic may have also impaired people’s cognitive abilities and altered risk perception, at a time when making the right health choices is critically important.

Classified as: Neuro, Madeleine Sharp, Cognitive neuroscience, psychology, Ross Otto, covid-19
Published on: 1 Dec 2021

Federation represents 122 neurological societies around the world

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, has been elected first vice-president of the World Federation of Neurology. The first vice-president and other WFN officers are elected by delegates from its 122 neurological societies around the world.

The mission of the WFN is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide by promoting global neurological education and training with emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world.

Classified as: Guy Rouleau, World Federatoin of Neurology, Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute
Published on: 16 Nov 2021

The Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) at The Neuro welcomes the Hotchkiss Brain Institute as a new partner to transform brain research through Open Science

Classified as: Neuro, The Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, open science
Published on: 28 Oct 2021


  • Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous peoples of Canada are increasing
  • These populations face modifiable risk factors and lack of access to care
  • Indigenous cancer care has been jurisdictionally complex and ambiguous
  • Successful initiatives must be locally contextualized, with Indigenous leadership

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Published on: 7 Oct 2021

Just testing the news content

Classified as: superbugs AMR antimicrobial resistance bacteria fungi
Published on: 6 Oct 2021

International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder

People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball, or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50 to 80 per cent chance of developing a serious neurodegenerative disease within a decade of diagnosis.

Classified as: Ron Postuma, REM sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease, PD, National Institute on Aging, Neuro
Published on: 5 Oct 2021


The number of patients with cancer in Africa has been predicted to increase from 844 279 in 2012 to more than 1·5 million in 2030. However, many countries in Africa still lack access to radiotherapy as a part of comprehensive cancer care. The objective of this analysis is to present an updated overview of radiotherapy resources in Africa and to analyse the gaps and needs of the continent for 2030 in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Published on: 29 Sep 2021

Samer Faraj, Professor of Strategy & Organization

“Losing Touch: An Embodiment Perspective on Coordination in Robotic Surgery”

Winner of the 2021 OCIS Best Published Paper Award
Organizational Communication & Information Systems - OCIS
(A Division of the Academy of Management - AOM)

Classified as: Samer Faraj, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 13 Aug 2021


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