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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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Organization: Senior Advisor - Media Relations - Communications and Public Affairs Office - Université de Montréal
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The brain gives up more secrets

Montreal scientists unveil a key mechanism that could improve brain function
Thu, 2016-02-18 14:00

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

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Want to rewire a neuron? You’ve got to take it slow

Thu, 2016-01-28 09:59

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

New technique offers potential to reconnect neurons of people with central nervous system damage

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Contact: Peter Grutter
Organization: Dept.of Physics - McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Scientists identify key gene associated with addiction

Tue, 2015-08-04 10:04

A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry by a team led by Salah El Mestikawy, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal), professor at McGill University and head of research at CNRS INSERM UPMC in Paris, opens the field to new understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying addiction in humans.

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Contact: Anne Quirion
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Office Phone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2717

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Organization: McGill University
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New hope in the fight against pain

Study shows potential new therapy for neuropathic pain
Tue, 2015-02-17 11:19

An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain.

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Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

Study sheds new light on link between salt intake and blood pressure
Thu, 2015-01-22 11:00

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

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

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Everything in moderation: excessive nerve cell pruning leads to disease

Tue, 2013-10-08 09:59

Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease

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