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Scientists find important piece in the brain tumour puzzle

Fri, 2014-07-04 10:04

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.

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International study yields important clues to the genetics of epilepsy

Mon, 2014-06-16 09:32

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.

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A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Researchers find a small molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients
Sun, 2014-06-08 15:09

By Cynthia Lee - News - June 8, 2014

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.

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June - ALS Awareness Month

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:47

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Brenda Milner awarded prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:56

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.

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

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:39

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.

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Uploading humanity to a computer

Sat, 2014-05-17 09:28

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Guy Rouleau awarded major prize

Fri, 2014-05-09 14:39

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.

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May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:17

What’s new at The Neuro

Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS

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Michael Petrides receives Human Frontier Science Program grant

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:50

Dr. Michael Petrides is a co-recipient of one of only 24 Program Grants awarded worldwide by the Human Frontier Science Program, an international organization that supports new research in complex biological systems. Dr. Petrides is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, as well as Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University.

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