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McGill grad John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine

Fourth former McGill student since 2009 to win a Nobel
Mon, 2014-10-06 11:04

McGill University alumnus John O'Keefe was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space.

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What happens after the ALS ice bucket challenge?

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:18

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a devastating fatal disease of the nervous system that kills two to five Canadians every day. On September 19th and 20th, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre will host the 10th Annual ALS Symposium of the Fondation André-Delambre. Nearly one hundred researchers and clinicians from several countries will come together to discuss recent progress in ALS research.

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Peter McPherson inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Wed, 2014-09-10 16:03

Dr. Peter McPherson, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

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Killam Seminar: Regulation of CNS Inflammation

Tue, 2014-09-30 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Speaker:Francisco Quintana
Center for Neurologic Diseases
Brigham and Women's hospital
Harvard Medical School 

Host: Amit Bar-Or

Killam Seminar: An History of Myology, from Erasistratos to Duchenne de Boulogne

Tue, 2014-09-23 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Speaker: Michael Fardeau 
Professor Emeritus
Institut de Myologie
Unite de Morphologie Neuromusculaire

Host: Bernard Brais

Location: De Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street





Killam Seminar: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neurovascular Coupling

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Speaker: Anna Devor 
Neurovascular Imaging Laboratory
University of California
Host: Edith Hamel

Location: De Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street

Killam Seminar: Synapse Location During Growth Depend on Glia Location

Tue, 2014-09-09 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Speaker: Daniel Colón-Ramos, PhD 
Department of Cell Biology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Host: Tim Kennedy

Location: De Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street

Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

Thu, 2014-08-21 16:09

Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University.

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