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Classified as: News and Events for Patients
Published on: 26 Mar 2018

Collaboration between departmental members Drs. D. Reinhardt and P. Campeau has received new 5-year funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the grant entitled “Role of fibronectin mutations in spondylometaphyseal dysplasia and idiopathic scoliosis” in the amount of $680,850. Congratulations!



Published on: 9 Mar 2018


Dear valued member of The Neuro community,


We want YOU to help make a real difference in the lives of people suffering from devastating neurological diseases and disorders by supporting the incredible work that is happening right now at The Neuro!


Register today for the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

This lively challenge will take place April 21-22, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau.


Raise much-needed funds for The Neuro by completing a 5K, 10K, or 21K!

Classified as: News and Events for Patients
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

All of the following books are now available for loan at the Neuro Patient Resource Centre


Classified as: News and Events for Patients
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Here is some news as well as some reminders that we'd like to share with you!

Annual General Assembly (AGM)
We recently had our first annual general assembly and it was a great success! Thank you to all those who attended. Your presence was greatly appreciated. We’d like to share with you our annual activity report (in French). Please click here.

Classified as: News and Events for Patients
Published on: 27 Sep 2017

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.

Classified as: neuroscience, Neurology, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Published on: 13 Jun 2016

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?


Classified as: Montreal Neurological Institute, stroke, stroke month
Published on: 6 Jun 2016

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.

Classified as: engineering research, Mongeau
Published on: 27 Jan 2016

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.

Classified as: women, health, Cancer, HPV, CATCH, lubricant, safe, sex, studies, study, Carrageenan, epidemiology, woman, STI
Published on: 25 Mar 2013

Vitamin B12 deficiency: tracking the genetic causes

Published on: 28 Aug 2012

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.

Published on: 26 Aug 2012

Selected by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the world's most beautiful universities… McGill’s 79-acre campus, punctuated by a series of pavilions that were built over hundreds of years, has a unified design derived from the college’s Scottish roots (the school was founded by Scottish trader James McGill in 1821).

Published on: 24 Aug 2012

Discovery has implications for cancer and diabetes research

Published on: 15 Aug 2012

McGill researchers uncover crucial link between hippocampus and prefrontal cortex

Published on: 14 Aug 2012

Caffeine may ease Parkinson's symptoms

Published on: 2 Aug 2012