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Molecule shown to repair damaged axons

Discovery could be key to treating brain and spinal cord injury
Wed, 2017-03-08 15:22

A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal cord injury and stroke. 

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Source Site: /newsroom

HEADS UP On The Concussion Issue to raise awareness of head injury

Wed, 2017-01-11 10:08

An all-star lineup of experts in the fields of sports and neurology will share a stage on Jan. 27 to discuss concussions, a serious injury that has only recently been getting the attention it deserves.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /neuro

McGill expert: Michael Schumacher out of a coma

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:04

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
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Source Site: /newsroom

Long-term dysfunction in mild TBI: the case of concussed athletes: Dr. Hugo Théôret

Thu, 2013-01-31 15:30 - 16:30
Rabinovitch House : Room 101, 3640 rue de la Montagne Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 2A8
Price: free

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In this talk, Dr. Théôret will present data showing that sports concussions can lead to long term impairments in brain plasticity. Neurophysiological, neuroanatomical and neuropsychological data will be presented.

 

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Contact: Lisa Coady
Organization: Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music
Office Phone: 514.398.6962