genetics

Solving medical “cold cases” through genetics

Published: 6Apr2017

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this...

Happy Women's Day

Published: 3Mar2017

Remembering Carrie Derick on Women's Day

Recognizing rare diseases

Published: 28Feb2017

Research and clinical care complement each other at The Neuro...

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.

MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

Published: 24Nov2016

Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers...

Essential tremor sufferers needed for groundbreaking study

Published: 21Oct2016

You probably know someone who has it. It is the most common movement disorder, yet most people don’t even know its name....

Researchers open new path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

Published: 27Jun2016

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have...

Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

Published: 9May2016

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this...

Better donor-recipient match with genomics

Published: 1Oct2015

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune...

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