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Serendipity leads to life-saving discovery

McGill research team found two distinct disease-causing mutations and saved a baby girl.

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Published on : 11 May 2011

Media advisory: Cancer Survivorship: With, Through and Beyond

On May 16, the GCRC will address cancer survivorship, bringing together cancer survivors, researchers and community leaders.

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Published on : 10 May 2011

The Neuro marks May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro operates the country’s oldest clinic devoted to MS patients.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2011

Osler street entranceway to McIntyre closed May 10-13

The Sir William Osler street entranceway to McIntyre is closed May 10-13 due to demolition near the McIntyre Medical building's entrance. Please use: Pine Avenue entrance to McIntyre. Pedestrians may also enter McIntyre through the tunnel from the Stewart Biology Building. Peel street entrance to Bellini. De La Montagne Street entrance to Davis and Hosmer House. Peel Street access to McInty

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Published on : 27 Apr 2011

An announcement regarding the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) 
and Dean of Medicine

We write to confirm that Dr. Richard I. Levin has advised us that he has, for personal reasons, decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Vice-Principal [Health Affairs] and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. We are most grateful that Dr. Levin will continue to serve in those roles until the end of his five-year mandate, on August 31st, 2011.

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Published on : 14 Apr 2011

Filters that reduce ‘brain clutter’ 
identified

McGill researchers suggest malfunctions in neurons that filter visual information may be responsible for diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia

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Published on : 13 Apr 2011

New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

McGill Mechanical Engineering undergrads develop tool that helps stroke patients learn as they play and cuts down on hospital visits too!

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Published on : 08 Apr 2011

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, is designated as a National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence

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Published on : 31 Mar 2011

MSN - Blind people hear better: truth or myth?

A popular perception holds that blind people have a highly developed sense of hearing. As the thinking goes, our five senses work in concert with one another such that the loss of one is compensated by increased sensitivity in the remaining four…

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

Toronto Star - Male rodents used to study diseases that affect mainly women

A battle of the sexes is incubating in North American medical research labs over the role of the lowly rodent. More than 90 per cent of research in the lab is still being done using male rats and mice, even in the study of diseases such as pain and dementia, which disproportionately affect women, a University of California expert on stress and memory said Monday.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

Purple day for Epilepsy

The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2011

National Post - Stop the presses: cancer news is getting positive

It’s an age-old complaint of many newspaper readers: the pages are filled with almost nothing but bad news. A just-published study from McGill University suggests that on one topic at least — cancer — print coverage has actually become more positive in the last 20 years.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2011