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Purple day for Epilepsy

The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2011

Multiple Sclerosis: risk factors in children

Canadians have one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world with approximately 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2011

Astronauts at The Neuro

Learning becomes marveling as the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro reveals the wonders of the human brain to over 200 elementary school students as part of the latest annual edition of Brain Awareness Week, March 14-20.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2011

Teens test their smarts at The Neuro

Thirty-two students from nine Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on February 17 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 : 16 Feb 2011

Musical chills: why they give us thrills

Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2011

Tony Proudfoot (1949-2010)

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital regrets to inform you that Mr. Tony Proudfoot passed away on December 30, 2010 of ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, at the age of 61. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Proudfoot’s family and friends.

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Published on : 31 Dec 2010

Defective cell surface “glue” is key to tumour invasion

A remarkable discovery into how tumour cells invade normal tissue should lead to vital diagnostic tools and help develop strategies to stop the spread of cancer cells.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

Discovery Day primes Montreal’s youth for a career in health sciences

Over 200 students from 23 high schools and CEGEPs across Montreal spent Friday, December 3, sampling healthcare career options at the TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2010

Concussions change brains

The high incidence of concussions in contact sports and the risk of traumatic brain injury are a major cause for concern.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2010

Neuronavigation - 1 of 5 MUHC Leading Practices Recognized by Accreditation Canada

Accreditation Canada’s 2010 assessment of The MUHC recognized five programs, including The Neuro’s Neuronavigation Unit, as Leading Practices

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Published on : 09 Nov 2010

The Brain Detectives

The Brain Detectives is a new and exciting up-to-the minute blog about The Neuro by Maria Schamis Turner, a Montreal-based writer and editor.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2010

See no shape, touch no shape, hear a shape?

Scientists at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University have discovered that our brains have the ability to determine the shape of an object simply by processing specially-coded sounds, without any visual or tactile input.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2010

Brenda Milner nominated one of 25 "Transformational Canadians"

She is widely attributed with creating the field of cognitive neuroscience, the study of the brain and behaviour, for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and cognitive functioning.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2010