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New path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

Tue, 2016-06-28 11:01

McGill Newsroom

Neuron cell death may be caused by overactive immune system 

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 discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Communications Officer, Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: (514) 398 3376

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Contact: Geneviève O’Meara
Organization: Senior Advisor - Media Relations - Communications and Public Affairs Office - Université de Montréal
Office Phone: (514) 343 7704
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$4 million for research on intellectual disabilities

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:59

McGill Newsroom

Couche-Tard founder gives $4 million to McGill for groundbreaking research on intellectual disabilities

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Communications officer - Montreal Neurological Institute - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-3376
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Decoding connectivity

Mon, 2016-06-20 11:16

McGill Newsroom

It’s all math: How Professor Alan Evans is using cutting-edge statistics to unravel the complexity of brain disorders.

When Alan Evans was starting out in the 1970s, researchers didn’t ask the boss to foot their bar tab. But that’s exactly what some of the coders in his Montreal Neurological Institute lab recently proposed: a 9-to-5 Saturday hackathon, held in an Irish pub a few blocks from the McGill University campus.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Podcast: Pedro Valdes-Sosa

Thu, 2016-06-02 09:32

By the Media Relations Office, McGill Newsroom

Spotlight on neurosciences 

Neuroinformatics stands at the intersection of neuroscience and information science. One of the world leaders in this discipline is Prof. Pedro Valdes-Sosa, General Vice-Director for Research of the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO) which he co-founded in 1990.

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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
Source Site: /newsroom

Brighter prospects for chronic pain

Wed, 2016-04-20 09:37

Researchers use optogenetics to produce pain relief by shutting off neurons with light

The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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

Brain responses found to originate from previously unknown source

Wed, 2016-04-06 09:36

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders.

The researchers detected frequency-following responses (FFR) coming from a part of the brain not previously known to emit them. FFRs are neural signals generated in the brain when people hear sounds.

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

Neuroscience Seminar - Multiple sclerosis: translational approaches - Dr. Patrizia Casaccia

Mon, 2016-04-11 11:00 - 12:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : BELL Room B3 level of the BTRC, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Source Site: /psychiatry

The 19th Annual Brenda Milner Lecture and Neuropsychology Day

Mon, 2016-05-09 09:30
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost

The Annual Neuropsychology Day  has been scheduled for May 9, 2016. We shall welcome Richard A. Andersen, James G.

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Contact: Deborah Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047
Source Site: /neuro