The 2nd Neuro Epilepsy day will take place on April 16, 2015 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. The day will include research presentations, a poster session, a mini symposium on Consciousness and the Pierre Gloor Lecture entitl
<p>The Hughlings Jackson Lecture which is the Neuro’s premier scientific lecture.This year the lecture will be delivered by Dr. Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., D.H.</p>
What’s new at The Neuro
Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS
Scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in Canada have discovered that two genes linked to hereditary Parkinson’s disease are involved in the early-stage quality control of mitochondria. The protective mechanism, which is reported in The EMBO Journal, removes damaged proteins that arise from oxidative stress from mitochondria.
Photo exhibit dives into the heart of creativity and the human brain
WATCH the video clip (30sec): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LuKKTdgFzw
(English transcript below)
A team of basic and clinical scientists led by the University of Montreal Hospital* Research Centre’s (CRCHUM) Dr. Nathalie Arbour has opened the door to significantly improved treatments for the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Come show us your talent and join in the fun! All individuals and departments are welcome! You can participate as a musician, singer, comedian, performer, sponsor or other. Space for display tables are available too. If you are interested either as an individual or a group, please leave your name and telephone number for Anthony Bruce at local 1907.
The registration deadline is April 12, 2013.
Guidance proteins regulate brain plasticity
February 4, 2013 - Our ability to learn and form new memories is fully dependent on the brain’s ability to be plastic – that is to change and adapt according to new experiences and environments. A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute – The Neuro, McGill University, reveals that DCC, the receptor for a crucial protein in the nervous system known as netrin, plays a key role in regulating the plasticity of nerve cell connections in the brain.
January 29, 2013 - Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the frontal cortex addiction takes hold and how. Addiction could be a result of abnormal communication between two areas of the frontal lobes linked to decision-making. The discovery will undoubtedly stimulate clinical work on new therapies for millions of people who suffer from addiction.
The research by lead authors Dr.