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MEDIA ADVISORY: BILINGUALISM AND THE BRAIN

Mon, 2015-05-11 10:01

Public lecture: Perspectives on bilingualism: From birth to aging

Living in a city with many languages, we are often confronted with personal debates about what are the best decisions to make for our children and for ourselves. Have you wondered when is the optimal time and in what way to introduce a second language to your child, or whether raising a child in a bilingual environment can create confusion? Have you heard that being bilingual might slow down cognitive decline in aging and provide a buffer against neurodegenerative disease?

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May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Thu, 2015-05-07 09:41

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC has Canada’s oldest MS clinic but is always innovating - striving for progress and better treatments for patients.

What’s new in MS at The Neuro

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Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

Researchers from McGill and Concordia discover mechanism involved in adjusting rhythms of circadian clock
Mon, 2015-04-27 11:11

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism. 

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-334-0466

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Contact: Cléa Desjardins
Organization: Media Relations, Concordia University
Office Phone: 514-848-2424 ext. 5068
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Tango could benefit Parkinson's disease patients

New study puts 40 patients through 12-week course
Tue, 2015-04-14 10:18

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

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Tango dancing could benefit Parkinson's disease patients

Mon, 2015-04-13 09:12

New study puts 40 patients through 12-week course

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The study looked at changes in patients’ motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.

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Essay competition, apply by May 21: The Brain@McGill Prize for neuroscience undergraduate research

Fri, 2015-04-10 14:16

The Brain@McGill has established this award to recognize the importance of the next generation of promising young neuroscientists in advancing our understanding of the brain.  The winner of the Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience is awarded $500 and publication in B@M Online and newsletter.  The essay and those of the three semi-finalists will also be published in B@M Online.

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April - Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

Thu, 2015-04-02 09:31

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, is at the forefront of Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Parkinson’s patients are seen at The Neuro’s Movement Disorders Clinic and the Montreal General Hospital. Approximately 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease.

The Neuro to introduce experimental drug treatment

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Using patients’ own cells to accelerate research into neurological disease

Tue, 2015-03-31 09:26

$1 M gift from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom launches translational research into neurological disease

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases. A generous $1 million donation from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, and critical partnerships with Brain Canada, Laval University, Marigold Foundation and the FRQS-Réseau Parkinson Quebec are driving an innovative, iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) research platform that will transform research into Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

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Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee

Fri, 2015-03-27 13:19

Twenty-two students from four Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on April 2nd to be quizzed about synapses, axons and other cerebral facts in the international contest known as the Brain Bee. The winner will go on to the Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The national winner travels to Australia for the International Brain Bee.

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Purple Day March 26 - A World Day for Epilepsy Awareness

Thu, 2015-03-26 09:42

The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The “Montreal Procedure” developed by Dr. Wilder Penfield and colleagues revolutionized the surgical treatment for epilepsy, allowing thousands of patients to start new lives free of seizures. The use of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the study and treatment of epilepsy was pioneered at The Neuro.

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