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What happens after the ALS ice bucket challenge?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a devastating fatal disease of the nervous system that kills two to five Canadians every day. On September 19th and 20th, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre will host the 10th Annual ALS Symposium of the Fondation André-Delambre. Nearly one hundred researchers and clinicians from several countries will come together to discuss recent progress in ALS research.

Published: 19Sep2014

Peter McPherson inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Peter McPherson, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Published: 10Sep2014

Killam Seminar: Regulation of CNS Inflammation

30Sep201416:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Speaker:Francisco Quintana
Center for Neurologic Diseases
Brigham and Women's hospital
Harvard Medical School 

Host: Amit Bar-Or

Killam Seminar: An History of Myology, from Erasistratos to Duchenne de Boulogne

23Sep201416:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Speaker: Michael Fardeau 
Professor Emeritus
Institut de Myologie
Unite de Morphologie Neuromusculaire

Host: Bernard Brais

Killam Seminar: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neurovascular Coupling

16Sep201416:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Speaker: Anna Devor 
Neurovascular Imaging Laboratory
University of California
Host: Edith Hamel

Killam Seminar: Synapse Location During Growth Depend on Glia Location

9Sep201416:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Speaker: Daniel Colón-Ramos, PhD 
Department of Cell Biology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Host: Tim Kennedy

Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University.

Published: 21Aug2014

Scientists find important piece in the brain tumour puzzle

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell growth will lead to a new strategy for glioblastoma treatment.

Published: 4Jul2014

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

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