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Finding clues for nerve cell repair

A new study from the MNI at McGill University identifies a key mechanism for the normal development of motor nerve cells - cells that control muscles. This finding is crucial to understanding and treating a range of conditions involving nerve cell loss or damage, from spinal cord injury to neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2008

Hunger hormone: makes food look more attractive

A new imaging study identifies hormone that targets brain regions involved in addiction

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Published on : 06 May 2008

May is Multiple Sclerosis Month – A great time to get the facts about MS

Did you know? Canadians have one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada, and every day three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. MS is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, but it can also affect children -- some as young as two years old.

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Published on : 05 May 2008

Improving quality of life for brain tumour patients

A new neuroimaging study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University aims to ensure the highest quality of life for patients by assessing their cognitive skills before, during, and after brain tumour surgery.

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Published on : 10 Apr 2008

April is Parkinson's Month - A great time to get the facts about Parkinson's

Did you know that - Approximately 100, 000 Canadians have Parkinson's disease

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Published on : 01 Apr 2008

Chill out with some of the most interesting researchers in Montreal

What's more interactive than attending a lecture and more informative than going to a bar?

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Published on : 12 Feb 2008

Montreal Neurological Institute receives $15 million in federal support

The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, today highlighted the $15 million investment in support of the Montreal Neurological Institute, as part of his presentation at the annual Wilder Penfield Lecture.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2008

MNI researchers locate neurological basis of depression frequently reported by athletes following sports concussion

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University have identified the neurological basis of depression in male athletes with persisting post-concussion symptoms. The study, published in this week’s issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, has important clinical implications for the treatment of individuals who have suffered a cerebral concussion.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2008

Building the Future – 21st century nano tools to repair the nervous system

Rio Tinto Alcan donates $1 million to Montreal Neurological Institute campaign

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Published on : 16 Jan 2008

Jingle bells not merry for tone-deaf individuals

MNI, UdeM researchers find thicker cortex in tone-deaf individuals renders music like ‘pots and pans being thrown on a kitchen floor’

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Published on : 19 Dec 2007

Discovery Day at the Montreal Neurological Institute

The exciting world of neuroscience will be on display today for a select group of Montreal high school students taking part in Discovery Day, a national activity that is organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Pfizer Canada.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2007

Friend or Foe: The nose knows

A new brain-imaging study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University reveals that humans have a far more sophisticated sense of smell than previously believed and are able to accurately smell the difference between a stranger and a friend.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2007

2007 Faculty and Staff Campaign: November 15th – December 7th

Join in the Neuro Spirit! Campaign co-chairs, Hanna Pappius and Gilles Bertrand, will lead this volunteer-driven effort to raise funds.

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Published on : 20 Nov 2007

Researchers take first steps towards spinal cord reconstruction following injury

A new study has identified what may be a pivotal first step towards the regeneration of nerve cells following spinal cord injury, using the body's own stem cells.

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Published on : 12 Nov 2007