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Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

Mon, 2016-08-15 13:44

McGill Newsroom

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: The Neuro
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Office Phone: 514-398-3376

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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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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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

A new discovery in the human auditory system

Wed, 2016-04-06 11:23

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute

Discovery will inform further research into hearing disorders and brain training

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.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Communications Officer - Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /newsroom

Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee

Wed, 2016-03-09 10:27

By Maya-Olivia Eyssen, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Montreal high school students to take part in brain quiz.

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Contact: Maya-Olivia Eyssen
Organization: Communications Officer - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Office Phone: 514.398.3376
Mobile Phone: 514.699.3077
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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
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-6047
Source Site: /neuro

Neurology Grand Rounds

Wed, 2016-02-17 08:30 - 09:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

*These Rounds will be video-conferenced to room E-203 at the JGH, and to rooms D05.5104 and B02.3229 at the Glen.

 

Neurology Grand Rounds

Winter 2016

 

A McGill Distinguished Lecture in Human Genetics – Computations in retina and visual cortex: lessons from human genetics

Fri, 2016-05-06 12:00 - 13:15
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre , 3801 University Street , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost

 

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

50th anniversary of "Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory"

Tue, 2015-11-17 13:39

November 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking paper, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” co-authored by McGill’s Ronald Melzack, and the late Patrick Wall, which introduced gate-control theory.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Office Phone: (514) 398-6754
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2015 Quebec-France MS ALS Meeting

Thu, 2015-10-15 08:45 - Fri, 2015-10-16 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost

The 3rd Biogen Idec-sponsored meeting of MS and ALS researchers in Quebec and Montpellier France will be held at the Neuro on October 15 and 16, 2015.   This meeting is co-organized by the Neuro and William Camu, Montpelier (France).

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