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Brain Bee

Twenty-nine students from seven Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on February 23 to be quizzed about synapses, axons and other cerebral facts in the international contest known as the Brain Bee.

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Published on : 23 Feb 2012

Globe and Mail - How connected are concussions and depression?

McGill's Montreal Neurological Institute conducted a study using MRI imaging looking at brain activity. They found that MRI results of those athletes who had suffered from concussions had similar patterns of brain activity as people with major depressive disorder.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2012

Global, CTV - E. coli from chicken may be causing human infections, study suggests

Chicken meat may be a source of E. coli bacteria that is making its way into people and causing infections, a new study suggests. The study compared strains of E. coli bacteria in poultry and other meats to the strains found to have been causing urinary tract infections in women in Montreal from June 2005 to May 2007.

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Published on : 15 Feb 2012

Montreal Gazette, Postmedia - Researchers discover how to erase pain's 'neural trace'

Remember the pain from that broken bone, that arthritic joint, that migraine that knocked you off your feet for days? Your nervous system does, too, and now researchers at McGill University say they've discovered how those neuronal memories can be erased.

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Published on : 15 Feb 2012

Montreal Gazette - MUHC doctors put on their dancing shoes at Metropolis

About 800 people attended a sold out fundraiser for the McGill University Health Centre on Feb. 4 called Dancing with the Docs. The event, which took place at Metropolis, raised $203,000 for the centre's Best Care for Life campaign.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2012

Neuron memory key to taming chronic pain

A team of researchers led by McGill neuroscientist Terence Coderre, who is also affiliated with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found the key to understanding how memories of pain are stored in the brain. More importantly, the researchers are also able to suggest how these memories can be erased, making it possible to ease chronic pain.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2012

Radio-Canada - Votre conjoint ne vous « lit » pas bien?

Votre conjoint a oublié la Saint-Valentin et ne semble pas remarquer votre air triste? Eh bien, l'explication est peut-être neurologique! Des scientifiques de l'institut Neuro de l'Université McGill ont découvert que deux régions du cortex préfrontal du cerveau jouaient un rôle essentiel dans la perception des émotions cachées sous les expressions faciales.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2012

Why looks can be deceiving

Neuropsychology researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University, have found that two areas of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are critical for either detecting or distinguishing emotions from facial expressions.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2012

Le Devoir - Lire dans les pensées

Des chercheurs ont décodé les mots entendus et les images vues par une personne à partir de son activité cérébrale.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2012

Warning! Collision imminent!

Researchers at The Neuro and the University of Maryland have figured out the mathematical calculations that specific neurons employ in order to inform us of our distance from an object and the 3D velocities of moving objects and surfaces relative to ourselves.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2012

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY DAY

Neuropsychology Day: Monday, May 7, 2012

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children

Canadian-led research team identifies two mutations in crucial gene involved in deadly pediatric brain tumours

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Published on : 30 Jan 2012

Times of India, Indian Express - Parent's education could be linked to depression in kids as adults

The socio-economic status of parents could have an effect on their children’s mental health issues as grown-ups, latest research has suggested.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2012

Yahoo! News - Early autism sign: Babies' brain responses to eye contact

The way that babies as young as six months look at the eyes of other people may be an early sign of autism, a new study suggests.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2012

McGill University’s Life Sciences Complex earns LEED Gold certification

First university-owned laboratory in Quebec to garner top marks for sustainable construction

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Published on : 26 Jan 2012