Four innovative projects led by McGill University researchers have been selected to receive major grants under the Canada Brain Research Fund.

Classified as: brain, neurological, Montreal Neurological Institute, The Neuro, MNI, Alan Evans, Mogil, Brain Canada, Ruthazer, brain diseases, Paul W. Wiseman, Ptito, Shmuel, Turecki
Published on: 12 Sep 2014

What’s new at The Neuro

Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological, Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis, MS, faculty of medicine research
Published on: 30 Apr 2014

Images of The Neuro is literary eyewitness to medical history

In a new collection of insightful essays and selected photos, one of Canada’s most eminent medical figures, Dr. William Feindel, shines a personal light on the world-famous institution that he headed for 12 years, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University, as well as on some giants of medicine like Osler, Willis, Gilbert and Penfield.

Classified as: brain, medicine, neurological, Neurology, william feindel
Published on: 16 Dec 2013

Study compares data from hundreds of people in childhood and old age

A new study shows compelling evidence that associations between cognitive ability and cortical grey matter in old age can largely be accounted for by cognitive ability in childhood.  The joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro, McGill University and the University of Edinburgh, UK was published today, June 4 in Molecular Psychiatry.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological, aging, cognitive ability, cortical thickness, intelligence, IQ, sherif karama
Published on: 4 Jun 2013

Live 3D images of brain’s vasculature will improve patient diagnosis and treatment 

The diagnosis and treatment of potentially life-threatening neurological conditions such as aneurysms and strokes will be significantly improved as a result of cutting-edge technology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC.  The new angiosuite, inaugurated today, offers significant advantages to patients and physicians including most importantly, improved safety and outcomes.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, aneurysm, CT, Donatella Tampieri, stroke
Published on: 2 May 2013

Powerful treatment improves patients’ lives and provides new insight into mechanisms of the disease

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, treatment, neurological, Multiple Sclerosis, Amit Bar-Or, bone marrow, MS, stem cells, transplant
Published on: 26 Mar 2013

November 21 2012 - Dr. Brenda Milner, pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is being inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame today. The induction ceremony takes place at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. Other inductees are physicist and educator Dr. Ursula Franklin and aviation pioneer J.A.D. McCurdy.

Classified as: neuroscience, neurological, Brenda Milner, hall of fame, HM, memory, psychology
Published on: 5 Feb 2013

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.  Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.

Classified as: brain, Development, Gene, neurological, immune response, microglia, epilepsy, injury, neurological disease, pathology, trauma
Published on: 15 Oct 2012

International study with researchers at The Neuro reveals links with other neurodegenerative diseases

MONTREAL, October 9, 2012  - Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro,  McGill University working with a team at Oxford University have uncovered the genetic defect underlying a group of rare genetic disorders. 

Classified as: adult, Alzheimer's, chiild, Gene, genetic, infant, mitochondria, mutation, neurological, Parkinson's, rare disorders
Published on: 9 Oct 2012