Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Multidisciplinary care and cutting-edge research share space at The Neuro

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is recognized worldwide for its research and clinical expertise in Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is a motor neuron disease that is generally associated with old age, but people can also develop it in their thirties and forties. Characteristic symptoms include tremor, rigidity and gait dysfunction, mood and sleep disorders, and cognitive degeneration. About 100,000 Canadians have PD.

Classified as: Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, medicine research, MNI; Faculty of Medicine
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Published on: 1 Apr 2017

March 26 is Purple Day for Epilepsy, a day to support epilepsy awareness worldwide

The Neuro has been a world leader in epilepsy treatment and research for more than 60 years. Indeed, the “Montreal Procedure” developed by The Neuro’s founder, Dr. Wilder Penfield, and his colleagues has become the standard operating procedure for the surgical treatment of epilepsy. The Neuro was also a pioneering institute in exploiting electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study and treat epilepsy.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, epilepsy, Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 26 Mar 2017

McGill Newsroom

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

Classified as: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis, MS, Microsoft, health and lifestyle, kinect, xbox, Farnood Gholami, Jozsef Kövecses, gait characteristic
Published on: 15 Aug 2016

McGill Newsroom

Neuron cell death may be caused by overactive immune system 

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease.

Classified as: neuroscience, MNI, lupus, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, neurons, diabetes, sclerosis, neuroproject, neuroprojects, autoimmune disease, PINK1, Parkin, Parkinson's diease, PD, autoimmune, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
Published on: 28 Jun 2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Discovery will aid development of treatments for this debilitating disease

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.

Classified as: Guy Rouleau, MNI, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, HSP, hereditary spastic paraplegia, gene mutation, debilitating disease, weakness, spasticity, CanHSP, Canadian Institutes for Health Research
Published on: 10 May 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

By Maya-Olivia Eyssen, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Montreal high school students to take part in brain quiz.

Classified as: Brain Bee, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, contest, synapses, axons, cerebral, Canadian National Brain Bee, Neuroscience: Science of the Brain
Published on: 9 Mar 2016

November 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking paper, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” co-authored by McGill’s Ronald Melzack, and the late Patrick Wall, which introduced gate-control theory.

Classified as: The Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Jeffrey Mogil, Jeff Mogil, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, philippe seguela, The Gate Control theory
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Published on: 17 Nov 2015

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Development, Tim Kennedy, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, netrin
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Published on: 12 Aug 2015

Researchers get inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact, long-term programs

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University have been awarded over $15 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grants are part of over $600 million in national funding, announced July 28 by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR
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Published on: 28 Jul 2015

Study fuels nature versus nurture debate

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

Classified as: music, neuroscience, brain, training, Robert Zatorre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 28 Jul 2015

Time is brain: for every minute a stroke is left untreated, 2 million brain cells are destroyed. The sooner patients are treated, the higher the chances of survival with fewer disabilities.  Patients with acute strokes and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are assessed and treated at the right place, the right time and by the right professionals thanks to ultra-specialized stroke centres at the Montreal General Hospital  and The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, stroke, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 22 Jun 2015

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $4.5 M in funding, for innovative projects to accelerate diagnosis and drug discovery for diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s.

CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in Vancouver. Six Canadian research teams share a total investment of $ 10 million, through the strategic "Focus on Brain" initiative.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, blood-brain barrier, Alzheimer's disease
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Published on: 10 Jun 2015

Researchers pinpoint a brain area that influences electoral decisions

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Election, mcgill faculty of medicine research, voting, brain lesions
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Published on: 8 Jun 2015

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