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Tie-up between Oxford and McGill universities for brain research

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Two prestigious universities – Oxford in Britain and McGill in Canada- have joined hands for research on the human brain. The two universities are among world leaders in neuroscience research. Montreal-based McGill University said on Friday that it is partnering with Oxford 'to broaden understanding of the human brain and take research to new heights.' Under the collaborations in training and research in neuroscience, the two universities will have regular exchanges of students and professors.

McGill University, which has 34,000 students from 160 countries on its rolls, runs one of the largest integrated programmes in neurosciences, aided by its Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Oxford University has over 130 principal investigators conducting brain research. It also has about 250 research assistants and more than 200 postgraduate research students. Its Centre for Functional MRI for the Brain offers the latest developments in brain imaging.

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