Cuba, China and Canada to Cooperate in Study of Brain

Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, China and Canada signed an agreement today in Chengdu city (central China) that will allow academic cooperation, joint publications and the opening of a brain research institute.

The agreement was sealed by the Cuban Neuroscience Center, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and the McGill University in Canada and includes the creation of a common neuro-informatics platform accessible to everyone, diplomatic sources confirmed.

It will promote exchange of scientific and data materials, research and joint publications, as well as the opening of an institution devoted to the study of brain in Tianfu locality, located in Chengdu.

According to an official note, the idea is to improve precision medicine by searching the large international databases on genetic information and neuroimaging in order to better preserve that vital organ, and in case of illness, select the most effective treatments.

We will try to create new algorithms and tools capable of optimizing personalized systems in public health, but at the same time help in the early detection and management of the pathological aging of brain.

The trilateral agreement extended the agreements signed in Cuba during the visits carried out in 2016 by Prime Ministers Li Keqiang (China) and Phillippe Coullard (Quebec).

The integration of the West China Hospital to the project will be also strengthened.

Delegations led by Pedro Valdes, of the Cuban Neuroscience Center; Jeff David, Consul General of Canada in Chongqing, and Liu Liedong, Deputy Mayor of Chengdu; signed the document.

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