MNI

$1 M gift from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom launches translational research into neurological disease

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases. A generous $1 million donation from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, and critical partnerships with Brain Canada, Laval University, Marigold Foundation and the FRQS-Réseau Parkinson Quebec are driving an innovative, iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) research platform that will transform research into Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological disease, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Parkinson’s, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 31 Mar 2015

Twenty-two students from four Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on April 2nd to be quizzed about synapses, axons and other cerebral facts in the international contest known as the Brain Bee. The winner will go on to the Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The national winner travels to Australia for the International Brain Bee.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, students, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 27 Mar 2015

The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The “Montreal Procedure” developed by Dr. Wilder Penfield and colleagues revolutionized the surgical treatment for epilepsy, allowing thousands of patients to start new lives free of seizures. The use of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the study and treatment of epilepsy was pioneered at The Neuro.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, epilepsy, neurological disease, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 26 Mar 2015

Brain activation study helps to diagnose concussions in children and youths

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, concussions, alain ptito, mcgill faculty of medicine reseasr
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Published on: 17 Mar 2015

A wonder-filled week of the brain

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, students, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 16 Mar 2015

Montreal Neurological Institute scientists discover a new mechanism driving spread of cancer

A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC. The finding focuses attention on a biological mechanism that until now was largely overlooked. The discovery of the protein’s effect significantly expands our understanding of epithelial cancers such as breast and lung cancer.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Cancer, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Peter McPherson
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Published on: 26 Feb 2015

Come witness young students perform brain surgery for the first time

This Saturday, February 21st twenty CEGEP students will meet at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC for a unique chance-to test their skills at ‘brain’ surgery. These students were prize winners at the Bench to Bedside Conference for Youth 2015 - geared at stimulating student career interests in medicine, surgery and medical research.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, brain tumours, surgery, mcgill faculty of medicine research, rolando del maestro
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Published on: 19 Feb 2015

Improves tumour surgeries and extends survival times for brain cancer patients

VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1EYjsTV

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Cancer, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, brain tumours, surgery, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Kevin Petrecca
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Published on: 11 Feb 2015

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, smoking, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, sherif karama, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 10 Feb 2015

The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre reaches a milestone

How does the brain grow and develop in childhood and aging? How does brain activity shape and unfold within milliseconds? How does our brain respond to objects, faces, food, and music? How is the brain affected in drug abuse, multiple sclerosis, depression? How can we better prepare for neurosurgeries?

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Robert Zatorre, Sylvain Baillet, mcgill faculty of medicine research, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre
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Published on: 9 Feb 2015

The Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University invites applications for four Assistant Professors who will focus on one or more of our priority areas:

Classified as: MNI, medicine research
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Published on: 26 Jan 2015

Every year the Reitman family puts out a generous spread for all The Neuro’s staff continuing a legacy of celebrating care and dedication

In 1947 Ruth Reitman had a difficult surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Grateful and impressed by the treatment and care she received, Mrs. Reitman arranged a Christmas party for neurosurgeon Dr. William Cone, his residents and nursing staff. This small gathering quickly grew into the annual Reitman luncheon.

Classified as: brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Christmas, reitmans
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Published on: 11 Dec 2014

 Study has far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences on adult development

An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, (as can happen in cases of international adoption) according to a new joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology. The study offers the first neural evidence that traces of the “lost” language remain in the brain.

Classified as: neuroscience, language, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, bilingual, Denise Klein, mcgill faculty of medicine research, adoption
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Published on: 17 Nov 2014
Scientists shed light on ARSACS a genetic disease affecting Quebecers in regions of Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean
Classified as: neuroscience, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, ARSACS, neurological diseases, Charlevoix-Saguenay
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Published on: 11 Nov 2014

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