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New evidence confirms link between IQ and brain cortex

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:45

Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study

Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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World renowned scientist Dr. Brenda Milner receives Dan David Prize

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:55

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, has been awarded the 2014 Dan David Prize for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and the brain. Dr. Milner is widely recognized as one of the founders of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior. Dr. Milner, who is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Psychology, shares the Prize for the category Present: “Combatting Memory Loss”, with Peter St. George-Hyslop (University of Cambridge) and John A.

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Quality control of mitochondria as a defense against disease

Tue, 2014-01-21 11:27

Scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in Canada have discovered that two genes linked to hereditary Parkinson’s disease are involved in the early-stage quality control of mitochondria. The protective mechanism, which is reported in The EMBO Journal, removes damaged proteins that arise from oxidative stress from mitochondria. 

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Training your brain using neurofeedback

Mon, 2014-01-20 10:01

A new brain-imaging technique for a true brain workout

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William Feindel (1918-2014)

Wed, 2014-01-15 09:41

William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil

1918 – 2014

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre regret to announce the death of William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil., one of Canada's most distinguished neurosurgeons and The Neuro’s third director.  Dr. Feindel passed away quietly at The Neuro on Sunday night following a brief illness.   Our deepest sympathies go out to Dr. Feindel’s family.

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Neuro research is one of ‘Les 10 découvertes de l’année 2013’

Thu, 2014-01-09 15:22

The BigBrain atlas developed by Dr. Alan Evans and colleagues at The Neuro’s Brain Imaging Centre has been chosen as one of the top 10 discoveries of the year in Quebec Science.

BigBrain: a revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

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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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