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World renowned scientist, Dr. Brenda Milner celebrated by her colleagues

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 91 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, has been awarded the 2010 Norman A. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and the brain.

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Published on : 12 May 2010

May is Multiple Sclerosis Month

MS is an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord that attacks the myelin covering of nerve cells.

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Published on : 11 May 2010

What would you put in a time capsule?

In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University is re-filling its time capsule with new exciting contents to be discovered by the next generation of Montrealers in 2085.

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Published on : 07 May 2010

The Neuro - Montreal of the Future

In 2007, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital began constructing a major, new pavilion with eight floors, four of them underground, covering seventy-five thousand square feet.

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Published on : 23 Apr 2010

Dual approach gives a more accurate picture of the autistic brain

A new study, the first of its kind, combines two complementary analytical brain imaging techniques, to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of the neuroanatomy of the autistic brain.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2010

April - Parkinson’s Month

Parkinson’s is a disease that attacks certain nerve cells in the brain which play a role in movement. Approximately 100, 000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease.

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Published on : 01 Apr 2010

Purple Day for Epilepsy

A project to automate lesion detection in drug resistant therapy may lead to improved treatment for people with epilepsy. Approximately one-third of epilepsy patients suffer from seizures that do not respond to drug treatments, making surgery the only effective treatment for these individuals.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2010

Getting turned on

Scientists have identified a mechanism that switches on an extremely important process for the proper functioning and survival of our body’s cells. Specifically, the fast-track transportation pathway of ‘cargo’ to and from the surface of the cell.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2010

Know Your Brain: Montreal universities, institutes and research centres team up for Brain Awareness Week (BAW)

Explore your brain with the experts. Montreal neuroscientists join forces to shed light on the greyest of matters -our grey matter- during the upcoming Brain Awareness Week (March 15-21).

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Published on : 04 Mar 2010

Neuro Movie Nights: a different take on a night at the movies

A new free movie series, Neuro Movie Nights, starting February 18 provides Montrealers with a unique opportunity to enjoy an alternative cinematic experience and to gain new perspectives on the mysteries and workings of the brain.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2010

2010 Brain Bee – Montreal gets brainier

Montreal’s collective IQ will surge tomorrow (February 12, 2010) as high-school students from across the city meet to compete in the 2010 Montreal regional Brain Bee competition. This exciting challenge tests for knowledge of the brain and neuroscience. The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University hosts the competition and graduate students from the institute ha

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Published on : 11 Feb 2010

Communication breakdown: what happens to nerve cells in Parkinson’s disease

A new study from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro - at McGill University is the first to discover a molecular link between Parkinson’s disease and defects in the ability of nerve cells to communicate. The study, published in the prestigious journal Molecular Cell and selected as Editor’s Choice in the prominent journal Science, provides new insight into the mechanisms u

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Published on : 09 Feb 2010

Double agent: glial cells can protect or kill neurons, vision

Scientists have identified a double agent in the eye that, once triggered, can morph from neuron protector to neuron killer. The discovery has significant health implications since the neurons killed through this process results in vision loss and blindness.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2010

Helping Nerve Cells Find Their Way

The ability of our nervous system to function properly relies on elaborate and precise connections between nerve cells and their targets. In a new study, researchers at The Neuro - The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University identify a receptor capable of directing and controlling a set of nerve cell projections to their specific target.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2009