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Montreal Gazette - Family action leads to key genetic discovery

Dr. Bernard Brais [is] lead investigator of a Montreal-led international team of researchers, [that] identified the gene responsible for the mutation behind three forms of childhood degenerative diseases.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2011

Media advisory: New research chair in urology announcement

McGill University and its Division of Urology are inviting media representatives to attend the announcement of a $1-million gift towards the creation of a new research chair in urology.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2011

Scientific Lifetime Achievement Recognized: Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research

On September 13, McGill University and Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada announced the creation of the Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research at the hospital in Montreal.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2011

Three in one: Montreal team finds the gene responsible for three forms of childhood neurodegenerative diseases

A Montreal-led international team has identified the mutated gene responsible for three forms of leukodystrophies, a group of childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorders.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2011

The Guardian - Pregnant 9/11 survivors transmitted trauma to their children

The emerging field of epigenetics shows how traumatic experiences can be transmitted from one generation to the next.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2011

Two Neuro faculty members elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada

Two prominent Neuro faculty members, Dr. Frederick Andermann and Dr. Michael Petrides, are among the nine McGill professors elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s national academy of arts and sciences.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2011

Globe and Mail, The Guardian, et al. - McGill places 17th overall in QS world university rankings

McGill University has placed first among Canadian schools and 17th overall worldwide in an annual survey released Monday. McGill moved up two spots in the QS World University Rankings for 2011, and has consistently cracked the top 25 since the survey launched eight years ago.

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Published on : 04 Sep 2011

Canoe - Le sida toujours aussi dévastateur

Même si on en entend moins parler, le sida continue de faire des ravages au Québec. De plus, les médecins observent une recrudescence de la maladie chez les personnes âgées entre 30 et 49 ans qui ne se protègent pas assez.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2011

Journal Metro - Une chriurgie pour traiter le parkinson

L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal (Neuro) a dévoilé des résultats très encourageants obtenus par des patients souffrant du parkinson à la suite de chirurgie. L’implantation d’appareils de stimulation cérébrale profonde (SCP) rend possible l’activation électrique de certaines parties du cerveau.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2011

Patients benefit from new surgical tool at The Neuro donated by BMO

A $500,000 donation from BMO Financial Group has enabled The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University, to install a vital surgical imaging tool, known as an O-arm Imaging System.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2011

Montreal Gazette - Autism guru's study sabbatical to pay off for Montreal children

After a year of study with the best minds in the field, autism guru Eric Fombonne is returning to Montreal with plans to introduce the latest, cutting-edge, intensive therapies to local toddlers.

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Published on : 31 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - Autism experts study in vitro fertilization, but disorder's connection to assisted reproduction is far from clear

In vitro fertilization may be another factor in the spike in cases of autism, a mysterious neurological disorder that affects cognition, communication and behaviour of toddlers and children.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2011