Western, McGill launch McGill-Western ITN, collaborate on research projects

Western University and McGill University have announced the creation of the new McGill-Western ITN, as well as the launch of two brain research projects that the initiative will be pursuing. This neuroscience initiative is expected to provide results much more quickly than with typical research. One of the projects will focus on developing a better method to test and evaluate drugs for brain diseases and disorders, while the other will focus on finding a faster, more efficient way to diagnose Parkinson’s. Both projects are supported by Western’s BrainsCAN and McGill’s Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL). “A key component of the ITN is ensuring all data is openly and freely available to the research community as well as to the wider community,” said Lisa Saksida, scientific co-director for BrainsCAN. “We want to ensure that if discoveries occur, other researchers can access that information quickly and efficiently.” Western Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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