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CREATE grant helps build on leadership in medical imaging

Two projects led by McGill professors are among the 17 that will receive a total of $28 million over six years to help science and engineering graduates add job skills to their academic achievements, thanks to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) CREATE program.

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

Michael Petrides elected to the Royal Society of London

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Petrides, who has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society of London.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2012

June – ALS Awareness Month

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly, Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease in which progressive muscle weakness leads to paralysis.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

All Science Challenge 2012!

Creativity, teamwork, determination (possibly accompanied by blood, sweat and tears) are some of the skills honed by grade 6 – 8 students participating in the All Science Challenge, a unique, one-day, highly charged competition hosted by Let’s Talk Science on May 25 at The Neuro- the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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Published on : 25 May 2012

Celebrating Science, Vision, Passion

“Don’t be safe, be brilliant” a saying by philosopher George Santayana was a favourite of world-renowned scientist Dr. David Colman, late director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre.

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Published on : 16 May 2012

May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

More than 50 members of The Neuro's staff are conducting laboratory and clinical studies related to MS. They employ the finest scientific equipment--from brain imaging scanners to the latest cell biology tools-to study the disease in all its aspects and at every stage. The Neuro's basic scientists and clinical physicians cooperate closely to translate research into patient therapies.

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Published on : 10 May 2012

Heightened sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food is linked with obesity

Now, a new review of human brain imaging studies published by Cell Press in the journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that a major reason for the dramatic increase in obesity may be a heightened sensitivity to heavily advertised and easily accessible high-calorie foods.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2012

Cholesterol drug shows benefit in animal study of Alzheimer’s disease

A cholesterol drug commonly prescribed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk restores blood vessel function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2012

Purple Day for Epilepsy

The Neuro gained international renown as a centre of advanced epilepsy research and treatment thanks to the work of Dr. Penfield and such colleagues as the surgeon, Theodore Rasmussen, and the pioneer in electroencephalography (EEG), Herbert Jasper. Their illustrious example has inspired groundbreaking epilepsy research and treatment at the Neuro for more than 70 years.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2012

Collaboration rapidly connects fly gene discovery to human disease

A collaborative study by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, and published March 20 in the online, open access journal PLoS Biology, has discovered that mutations in the same gene that encodes part of the vital machinery of the mitochondrion can cause neurodegenerative disorders in both fruit flies and humans.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2012

It’s brain time!

This week, learning becomes more exciting as Montreal neuroscientists join forces to reveal the wonders of the human brain during the 15th annual Brain Awareness Week (March 12 – 16).

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Published on : 12 Mar 2012

Open your eyes and smell the roses

A new study reveals for the first time that activating the brain’s visual cortex with a small amount of electrical stimulation actually improves our sense of smell.

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Published on : 29 Feb 2012

Brain Bee

Twenty-nine students from seven Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on February 23 to be quizzed about synapses, axons and other cerebral facts in the international contest known as the Brain Bee.

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Published on : 23 Feb 2012

Why looks can be deceiving

Neuropsychology researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University, have found that two areas of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are critical for either detecting or distinguishing emotions from facial expressions.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2012

Warning! Collision imminent!

Researchers at The Neuro and the University of Maryland have figured out the mathematical calculations that specific neurons employ in order to inform us of our distance from an object and the 3D velocities of moving objects and surfaces relative to ourselves.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2012