NEWSLETTER – August 2017
We hope that you are having a good summer and perhaps enjoyed a good vacation, in spite of all the thunderstorms we’ve had!
Here’s what’s coming up…
NEWSLETTER – August 2017
Something for everyone
Welcome to a new season of programs! We are introducing some new workshops and have kept old favourites. We can help you cope better with the challenges you may be facing. Take a look!
Here are some new books that are now available at the Patient Resource Centre.
We are here for you. To learn more about our programs and services
As you already know, ALS will not magically disappear. It’s by taking concrete actions that we can hope for a future without ALS.
On Saturday, August 26th , help us further our mission by joining a Magical Evening, which is part of the Ride To Fight ALS cycling event. Plenty of surprises await you at the Château Vaudreuil Pavilion to make your evening memorable! We would be pleased to experience these magic moments with you.
Follow the link to view AMI Quebec's Summer Newsletter, including support group meetings, their 40th anniversary and interesting articles: http://amiquebec.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Summer-2017-NL.pdf
The Walk for ALS stands out as an annual event all across Quebec. For more information and how to register, please visit the ALS Society of Quebec's website: http://als-quebec.ca/get-involved/participate/walk-for-als/?utm_source=Envoi+provisoire&utm_campaign=Marches2017-Printemps-EN&utm_medium=email
Click on this following link for the various activties, meetings, workshops, and programs offered by Ami-Quebec: http://amiquebec.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Calendar-Jan-to-Aug-2017.pdf
The Neuro is recognized as a major Canadian center for ALS research and patient care. During June, designated ALS Month, The Neuro redoubles its efforts to inform the public and the media about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and urges all to help support ALS research.
Raising awareness about stroke
Every ten minutes, someone in Canada suffers a stroke. Strokes kill 14,000 Canadians each year, making stroke the third leading cause of death in this country.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) hopes to increase public awareness about the dangers of stroke by marking Stroke Month. People who learn about the causes of stroke can take measures to reduce their chances of having a stroke.
What is a stroke?
Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.
The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.
Vitamin B12 deficiency: tracking the genetic causes