Neurology

Much work to be done to improve diagnosis and treatment

When NHL star player Sidney Crosby suffered a concussion during a game in May – the fourth concussion of his career – the news made nationwide headlines. A few years earlier, a concussion had kept the Pittsburgh Penguins star off the ice for ten months.

Concussions can have serious consequences, even in cases where the victim shows few symptoms immediately. Victims often shrug off a mild blow to the head, unaware that brain damage has occurred.

Classified as: mental health, MNI, Neuro, Neurology, medicine research, football, Sports, concussions
Published on: 7 Jun 2017

A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal cord injury and stroke. 

Classified as: Biology, brain injury, neurosurgery, Neurology, axons, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI), Fusicoccin-A, Andrew Kaplan, Alyson Fournier, spinal injury
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Published on: 8 Mar 2017

Discovery could be key to treating brain and spinal cord injury

A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal cord injury and stroke.

Classified as: MNI, Neuro, Neurology, stroke, spinal cord injury, axon repair, 14-3-3, Fusicoccin-A
Published on: 8 Mar 2017

The Neuro is recognized as a major Canadian center for ALS research and patient care. During June, designated ALS Month, The Neuro redoubles its efforts to inform the public and the media about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and urges all to help support ALS research.

Classified as: neuroscience, Neurology, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Published on: 13 Jun 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

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease.

Classified as: treatment, Parkinson's, Neurology, diagnosis, Parkinson's disease, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, MDS, Ron Postuma, Daniela Berg, health and lifestyle
Published on: 13 Nov 2015

Dr. Alan Evans, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). He is one fourteen new RSC Fellows from McGill University, including McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, November 27 in Victoria, B.C.

Classified as: Montreal Neurological Institute, Neurology, Alan Evans, mgill faculty of medicine research, Big Brain Atlas, Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics
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Published on: 10 Sep 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 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

As a major Canadian centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, invites the public and the media to learn more about the disease and current research and treatments, to donate money for ALS research and to wear the national emblem of ALS in Canada, the blue cornflower, during ALS Awareness Month in June.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, ALS, mcgill faculty of medicine research, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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Published on: 2 Jun 2015

Today the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced an investment of $333 million for research infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Two projects submitted by researchers affiliated with the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $21 M in funding, with matching funds from the Government of Quebec.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 29 May 2015

Public lecture: Perspectives on bilingualism: From birth to aging

Living in a city with many languages, we are often confronted with personal debates about what are the best decisions to make for our children and for ourselves. Have you wondered when is the optimal time and in what way to introduce a second language to your child, or whether raising a child in a bilingual environment can create confusion? Have you heard that being bilingual might slow down cognitive decline in aging and provide a buffer against neurodegenerative disease?

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 11 May 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

<p>October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month</p>

October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Classified as: neuroscience, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, brain tumour
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Published on: 6 Oct 2014

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell growth will lead to a new strategy for glioblastoma treatment.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, brain tumours, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 4 Jul 2014

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