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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

Celebrating 75 years of excellence

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro - a world class Canadian academic medical centre, marks its 75th Anniversary today.

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Published on : 02 Nov 2009

Brenda Milner to receive award in New York

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 91 at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, is widely recognized as the founder of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior and helps explain key aspects of mental illness. Today, Dr. Milner is being awarded the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience by NARSAD,

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Published on : 30 Oct 2009

International clinical trial for patients with brain tumours, co-ordinated at The Neuro

The biopharmaceutical company Antisense Pharma GmbH has announced today that it has received the approval by Health Canada for its pivotal Phase III clinical trial SAPPHIRE in patients with recurrent or refractory anaplastic astrocytoma.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2009

One small step for neurons, one giant leap for nerve cell repair

The repair of damaged nerve cells is a major problem in medicine today. A new study by researchers at the Montreal NeurologicaI Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University, is a significant advance towards a solution for neuronal repair.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2009

Why one way of learning is better than another

A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University reveals that different patterns of training and learning lead to different types of memory formation.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

“Will genetics transform clinical medicine?"

World-renowned expert in immunology and genetics, Professor Sir John Bell is coming to Montreal as the guest of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and the Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Published on : 25 Sep 2009