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Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

Study sheds new light on link between salt intake and blood pressure
Thu, 2015-01-22 11:00

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

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Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry! 67 years of a delicious holiday tradition

Thu, 2014-12-11 12:09

Every year the Reitman family puts out a generous spread for all The Neuro’s staff continuing a legacy of celebrating care and dedication

In 1947 Ruth Reitman had a difficult surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Grateful and impressed by the treatment and care she received, Mrs. Reitman arranged a Christmas party for neurosurgeon Dr. William Cone, his residents and nursing staff. This small gathering quickly grew into the annual Reitman luncheon.

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FINDING "LOST" LANGUAGES IN THE BRAIN

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:30

 Study has far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences on adult development

An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, (as can happen in cases of international adoption) according to a new joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology. The study offers the first neural evidence that traces of the “lost” language remain in the brain.

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Total recall: the science behind it

Study identifies new player in brain function and memory
Fri, 2014-11-14 11:09

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World Polio Day – October 24

Fri, 2014-10-24 09:56

<p>Video: <a href="http://youtu.be/kIuXn31RmiM">http://youtu.be/kIuXn31RmiM</a></p>

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Why your brain makes you reach for junk food

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:47

<p>New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits</p>
<p>MONTREAL: Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content. </p>

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What happens after the ALS ice bucket challenge?

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:18

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.

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McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Program supports innovative research to advance understanding of the brain and brain diseases
Fri, 2014-09-12 12:05

Four innovative projects led by McGill University researchers have been selected to receive major grants under the Canada Brain Research Fund.

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Peter McPherson inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Wed, 2014-09-10 16:03

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).

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