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Purple Day for Epilepsy, March 26

Thu, 2016-03-24 10:00

Saturday, March 26 is Purple Day, a time to recognize the effect epilepsy has on millions of people around the world. It is estimated that 1 in a 100 people worldwide have epilepsy. Of those, one in three require surgery to prevent a lifetime of seizures.  Purple Day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a girl from Nova Scotia, to get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-3376
Mobile Phone: (514) 893-3376
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Brain Imaging Lecture - Prof Jorge Riera - Understanding BOLD signal genesis in focal epilepsy

Wed, 2015-07-22 11:30 - 12:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Prof Jorge Riera, PhD - Biomedical Engineering - Florida International University (Miami)

Understanding BOLD signal genesis in focal epilepsy

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How insulin calms brain activity

New role for “diabetes hormone” may lead to gains in treatment options for brain disorders
Tue, 2015-06-30 16:51

Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the brain, its effects there have remained unclear.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398 6751
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Purple Day March 26 - A World Day for Epilepsy Awareness

Thu, 2015-03-26 09:42

The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The “Montreal Procedure” developed by Dr. Wilder Penfield and colleagues revolutionized the surgical treatment for epilepsy, allowing thousands of patients to start new lives free of seizures. The use of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the study and treatment of epilepsy was pioneered at The Neuro.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Neuro Epilepsy Day

Thu, 2015-04-16 (All day)
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost

The 2nd Neuro Epilepsy day will take place on April 16, 2015 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.  The day will include research presentations, a poster session, a mini symposium on Consciousness and the Pierre Gloor Lecture entitl

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Contact: Debbie Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047

Study yields important clues to 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.
Mon, 2014-06-16 14:57

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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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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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Purple Day March 26 - A World Day for Epilepsy Awareness

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:28

The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The “Montreal Procedure” developed by Dr. Wilder Penfield and colleagues revolutionized the surgical treatment for epilepsy, allowing thousands of patients to start new lives free of seizures. The use of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the study and treatment of epilepsy was pioneered at The Neuro. 

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Training your brain using neurofeedback

Mon, 2014-01-20 10:01

A new brain-imaging technique for a true brain workout

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Organization: The Neuro
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How metabolism and brain activity are linked

Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients
Thu, 2014-01-16 10:58

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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