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Podcast: Pedro Valdes-Sosa

Thu, 2016-06-02 09:32

By the Media Relations Office, McGill Newsroom

Spotlight on neurosciences 

Neuroinformatics stands at the intersection of neuroscience and information science. One of the world leaders in this discipline is Prof. Pedro Valdes-Sosa, General Vice-Director for Research of the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO) which he co-founded in 1990.

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Victor Phillip Dahdaleh supports neuroscience research

Thu, 2016-05-26 13:16

McGill Newsroom

Gift expands scholarship program at McGill with $3.5 million gift

$3.5 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh, will make a major contribution to the field of brain research at the University and provide expanded support to the Victor Dahdaleh-Clinton Foundation Scholarship program.  

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Brain cells that aid appetite control identified

Wed, 2016-05-11 19:02

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity

It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.

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May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Mon, 2016-05-02 09:57

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

 

Multiple sclerosis treatment and research has long been a focus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, known simply as The Neuro, an illustrious member of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Indeed, The Neuro introduced Canada’s first MS clinic. The clinic’s highly specialized staff employs the latest research data and treatment methods in a clinical atmosphere of innovation and progress.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
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Un montréalais au secours des parisiens

Wed, 2016-04-27 14:02

Un expert québécois soignera les plaies des centaines de victimes des attentats de Paris aux prises avec un syndrome de stress post-traumatique. La méthode du Montréalais Alain Brunet, spécialiste en traumatismes, sera utilisée dans 14 hôpitaux parisiens auprès de plus de 400 patients.

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Key mechanism identified in brain tumor growth

Mon, 2016-04-25 11:47

McGill Newsroom

Discovery offers hope for more effective treatments of deadly glioblastomas

A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Brighter prospects for chronic pain

Researchers use optogenetics to produce pain relief by shutting off neurons with light
Wed, 2016-04-20 11:16

The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-3376
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Simultaneous PET/MR Imaging for Brain, Cardiac and Cancer Research

Wed, 2016-01-20 13:30 - 15:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : DeGrandpré Communication Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

The future of in vivo imaging is not only in new and improved scanner technology – with constantly augmenting sensitivity, spatial and temporal resolution – but also in our capacity, in health and disease, to target the largest choice of metabolic

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Contact: Sylvain Baillet
Organization: McConnell Brain Imaging Centre
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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
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047
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Dorothy J Killam Lecture

Tue, 2016-06-07 16:00 - 17:30
McIntyre Medical Building : R. Howard Palmer Amphitheatre, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6
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Professor Churchland will deliver the Dorothy J. Killam lecture entitled " The impact of social neuroscience on moral philosophy " on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 4:00 pm. The lecture will take place in the R.

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Contact: Deborah Rashcovsky
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047