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Researchers identify gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population

Mon, 2016-10-31 10:06

Scientists have identified a gene in the French-Canadian population that predisposes them to the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA), a potentially life threatening neurological condition that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age.

Using genetic analysis, the team of researchers found rare variations of one gene, RNF213, that appeared more frequently in IA patients than in the control group. Both patients and the control group came from French-Canadian families.

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

Essential tremor sufferers needed for groundbreaking study

Fri, 2016-10-21 09:55

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

Essential tremor affects nearly one per cent of the world’s population, increasing to four per cent of those over 40. The involuntary shaking of hands is the most common symptom, but symptoms can also include shaking of the head and legs.

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Contact: Rouleau Lab
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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Source Site: /neuro

Dr. Guy Rouleau receives national award for significant contributions to world of science

Thu, 2016-10-13 15:25

Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, has been chosen to receive another major award recognizing his outstanding scientific career. The national organization representing Canadian francophone doctors, Médecins francophones du Canada, is bestowing on him its 2016 Prix de l’oeuvre scientifique.

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

Dr. Guy Rouleau elected to Royal Society of Canada

Thu, 2016-09-08 09:59

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, has received yet another honour in recognition of his sterling scientific career. The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced on Sept. 7 that its members had elected Dr. Rouleau as one of its new Fellows. He joins a currently active membership of more than 2,000 highly distinguished scientists, scholars and artists who nominate and elect up to 75 new members each year.

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Data sharing: Access all areas

Thu, 2016-05-12 10:35

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro) in Canada to conduct a radical experiment in open science.

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Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

Tue, 2016-05-10 09:52

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Discovery will aid development of treatments for this debilitating disease

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 debilitating disease.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Communications Officer - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Office Phone: 514 398 3376
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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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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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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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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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Organization: The Neuro
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