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International study yields important clues to the genetics of epilepsy

An international team of researchers has discovered a significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy (IGE), the most common form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research, published in this week’s issue of EMBO Reports, implicates a mutation in the gene for a protein, known as cotransporter KCC2. 

Published: 16Jun2014

William Feindel Commemorative Ceremony and Reception

19Jun201415:00
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17:30
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street, CA

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital will hold the Willilam Feindel Commemorative Ceremony and Reception in honour of William Feindel, OC, GOQ, MDCM, D. Phil.

Public Astro Night

19Jun201420:30
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

AstroMcGill presents the 24th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Jean-François Rajotte ("Gamma-ray Astronomy: The Atmosphere as a 3D Display") from the Physics Department of McGill University.

Brenda Milner awarded prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University, is a recipient of The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

Published: 29May2014

Timing is everything: scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

Published: 27May2014

The Dynamic Brain: The Development of Dynamic Memory Systems in the Brain

14May201415:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute DeGrandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Jenny Chai, Ph.D.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CANCELLED - Public Astro Night

15May201420:30
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

Our invited speaker's return from the high Arctic, where he was doing reseach, has been delayed due to bad weather.  So we are cancelling this AstroNight.

We will try to reschedule him for an upcoming AstroNight

Guy Rouleau awarded major prize

Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, is being awarded the Prix d’excellence 2014 by the Collège des médecins du Québec, for his outstanding contributions to neurogenetics and medicine. Dr. Rouleau accepts the award today at a ceremony at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.

TRIBUTE VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1np0tJH

Published: 9May2014

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