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Stopping tumours in their path

Wed, 2014-01-08 11:16

New study sheds light on most common and deadly form of brain cancer

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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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Desjardins Group and The Neuro – training the next generation of neuroscientists

Wed, 2013-09-04 10:39

As part of The Neuro’s Thinking Ahead Campaign, a $240,000 donation from Desjardins Group, the largest financial cooperative group in Canada, to The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University has enabled the creation of the Desjardins Outstanding Student Award. Twelve awards of 20 000 $ each will support top-rated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are advancing research to better understand the nervous system and neurological disorders and aid in developing new therapies.

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Learning a new language alters brain development

Thu, 2013-08-29 10:16

Scientists at The Neuro find important time factor in second-language acquisition

The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a new joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University. The majority of people in the world learn to speak more than one language during their lifetime. Many do so with great proficiency particularly if the languages are learned simultaneously or from early in development.

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Cutting Edge Lecture: The neuroscience of looking and seeing

Thu, 2013-09-12 18:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, Everyone welcome.

By Christopher Pack (Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill and a Canada Research Chair in Visual Neurophysiology)

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Cortical specialization for auditory and language processing in the congenitally-blind brain

Mon, 2013-07-08 01:00 - 02:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpre Communictions Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Kate Watkins, PhD

Fellow and Tutor in Experimental Psychology

St. Anne’s College

University of Oxford

A revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

Thu, 2013-06-20 14:46

Imagine being able to zoom into the brain to see various cells the way we zoom into Google maps of the world and can see houses on a street.  And keep in mind that the brain is considered the most complex structure in the universe with 86 billion neurons.  Zooming in is now possible thanks to a new brain atlas with unprecedented resolution.  BigBrain is the first 3D  microstructural model of the entire human brain, and is free and publicly available to researchers world-wide.

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Blocking overactive receptor in Alzheimer’s recovers memory loss and more

Mon, 2013-06-17 09:43

A new study shows that memory pathology in older mice with Alzheimer’s disease can be reversed with treatment. The study by researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and at Université de Montréal found that blocking the activity of a specific receptor in the brain of mice with advanced Alzheimer’s disease (AD) recovers memory and cerebrovascular function.

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Study points to role of nervous system in arthritis

Reducing levels of nerve-growth factor may be a key to developing better pain treatments
Thu, 2013-06-13 15:14

Arthritis is a debilitating disorder affecting one in 10 Canadians, with pain caused by inflammation and damage to joints.

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June is ALS Awareness Month

Thu, 2013-06-13 10:34

What is ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease in which progressive muscle weakness leads to paralysis. ALS is a result of the death of motor neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Most people survive less than five years following diagnosis, but a small percentage of patients live for ten years or even longer. So far, there is no cure.

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