Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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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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.
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.
By Maya-Olivia Eyssen, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Montreal high school students to take part in brain quiz.
The Annual Neuropsychology Day has been scheduled for May 9, 2016. We shall welcome Richard A. Andersen, James G.
*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
A McGill Distinguished Lecture in Human Genetics – Computations in retina and visual cortex: lessons from human genetics
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.
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).
Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases