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How HIV affects the brain

Thu, 2016-12-01 13:47

Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /neuro

The Neuroscience of HIV: World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

Wed, 2016-11-30 12:24

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

When most people think of AIDS, they generally do not think of a neurological disease, yet HIV infection can have an important impact on brain function. Untreated, HIV can cause severe dementia.

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There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices

Scientists at the Montreal Neuro shed light on little-studied part of the brain
Mon, 2015-12-14 12:51

If you’re pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (PFC) might ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study by Avinash Vaidya and Dr. Lesley Fellows, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices.

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Contact: Maya-Olivia Eyssen
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514.398.3376
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Source Site: /newsroom

The Marshmallow Effect

Tue, 2015-01-06 06:50

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Clinician-scientists at The Neuro receive funding for Parkinson’s and HIV research

Tue, 2013-02-05 16:44

November 27, 2012 - Clinician-scientists take a unique, integrated approach that is essential to advancing science and medicine. Problems encountered in the clinic inspire research and new findings from the labs are directly applied to patients’ needs. The integrated model is a hallmark of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC and is now being replicated worldwide.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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