Research

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.

It is estimated that between two and 10 people per 100,000 in the general population have HSP, a disease characterized by weakness or spasticity in the lower limbs. HSP is caused by mutations inherited from one or both parents.

Classified as: genetics, Research, HSP, hereditary spastic paraplegia
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Published on: 9 May 2016

 It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Terry was as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.  
Donations may be made to the "Dr. Terry Nan Tannenbaum Memorial Fund for Education" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514-340-8251).

On behalf of the McGill Department of Family Medicine, we would like to express  our deepest sympathies.

Classified as: recherche, Research, staff, students, faculty, Department of Family Medicine, External, Départ. de médecine familiale, Médecine de famille
Published on: 22 Apr 2016

As of today, 25,000 Syrian refugees will have arrived in Canada fleeing their war-torn country. Approximately 7,300 of those will stay in Quebec. Chunip Koo, a clinician nurse at the Montreal Neurological Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MNH-MUHC), and Dr. Zinab Gouda, physician in the Transitional Care Team and Secondary Care division of the MUHC Department of Family Medicine,  describe their experience.

Classified as: recherche, Research, staff, students, faculty, Department of Family Medicine, External, Dept. of Family Medicine, Départ. de médecine familiale, Médecine de famille
Published on: 22 Apr 2016

Researchers use optogenetics to produce pain relief by shutting off neurons with light

The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

Classified as: Research, MNI, Neurology, chronic pain, analgesia, optogenetics, pain relief
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Published on: 20 Apr 2016

McGill Newsroom

CREATE project to prepare graduates for high-skills work in surgical-devices industry

A team led by McGill University professor Jake Barralet will receive $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to provide nearly 90 students with cross-disciplinary training to prepare them for high-skill jobs in the surgical devices industry.

Classified as: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NSERC, Collaborative Research and Training Experience, science and technology, surgical-devices industry, Jake Barralet, Greg Fergus, Science and Economic Development, Rosie Goldstein
Published on: 14 Apr 2016

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds 

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.

Classified as: health, depression, diabetes, Norbert Schmitz, metabolic disease, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, type 2, Molecular Psychiatry, neuroproject
Published on: 12 Apr 2016

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute 

Research reveals that even a tiny mutation can allow the HIV virus to become resistant to therapies using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform

Classified as: Research, DNA, faculty of medicine, HIV, McGill News, CRISPR, gene-editing, Cell Reports, résistance, antiviral, Chen Liang
Published on: 8 Apr 2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute

Discovery will inform further research into hearing disorders and brain training

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders.

Classified as: Robert Zatorre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, brain training, health and lifestyle, science and technology, Emily Coffey, hearing, hearing disorder, frequency-following responses, neuroplasticity, neuroproject
Published on: 6 Apr 2016

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders.

The researchers detected frequency-following responses (FFR) coming from a part of the brain not previously known to emit them. FFRs are neural signals generated in the brain when people hear sounds.

Classified as: Research, MNI, Robert Zatorre, MEG, Emily Coffey, auditory response, sound processing
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Published on: 6 Apr 2016

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

​Family and community involvement key in empowering students to make healthier choices regarding their sleep

Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the Riverside School Board in Montreal.

Classified as: sleep, education, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, society and culture, Riverside School Board in Montreal, interactive classes, Gail Somervlle, Riverside School Board, academic performance, neuroproject
Published on: 4 Apr 2016

McGill University Health Centre

RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities

RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities

Classified as: children, disabilities, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, Annette Majnemer, brain-based development disabilities, SPOR, Jane Philpott, Steven Miller, Dan Goldowitz
Published on: 31 Mar 2016

Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research 

A study conducted at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital revealed that pioglitazone is associated with a risk of bladder cancer that increases with duration of use and dosage.

Classified as: epidemiology, Oncology, Laurent Azoulay, Lady Davis Institute (LDI), health and lifestyle, blood sugar, pioglitazone, bladder cancer, rosiglitazone, thiazolidinediones
Published on: 31 Mar 2016

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