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Statement on the death of Jean Doré

On behalf of McGill University, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier today extended sincere condolences to the family of former Montreal Mayor Jean Doré, who died Monday at age 70.

Published: 16 Jun 2015

Has the U.S. turned a corner toward less urban sprawl?

The urban street network is one of the most permanent features of cities. Once laid down, the pattern of streets determines urban form and the level of sprawl for decades to come. In the U.S., urban sprawl has become an enduring hallmark of the past century. Yet, there are some glimmers of hope.

Published: 15 Jun 2015

More funding for BIC researchers and their collaborators

Dr. Jean-Paul Soucy (Medical Director, BIC PET Program) just received $2M support from CQDM, Brain Canada and the Ontario Brain Institute for his project: 'The eye: a window to the brain' More information here.

Published: 15 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Sridar Narayanan

Congratulations to the BIC's Professor Sridar Narayanan, on his new grant awarded by the ‪MS‬ Society of ‪‎Canada‬ for his project "Spatial Assessment of Cortical Demyelination in Multiple Sclerosis"

Published: 15 Jun 2015

Neuro researchers awarded over $4.5 M from CQDM, Brain Canada and the Ontario Brain Institute

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.

Published: 10 Jun 2015

How your brain is telling you to vote

Researchers pinpoint a brain area that influences electoral decisions

Published: 8 Jun 2015

Dr. Tourian appointed as Post Graduate Program Director

Department of Psychiatry Message from the Chair’s Office

 

Date:                     June 1, 2015Subject:               Post Graduate Program Director

 

Dear Colleagues,

Published: 5 Jun 2015

ALS Awareness Month – June

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.

Published: 2 Jun 2015

Study on cerebral astrocytes in depression and suicide

A new study published by the team of Naguib Mechawar, Ph.D., a researcher with the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS) of the Douglas Institute (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, sheds new light on the disruption of astrocytes in depression. Astrocytes, a class of non-neuronal cells, have previously been implicated in depression and suicide. However, it was not known whether these cells were affected throughout the brain or only in certain regions.

Published: 2 Jun 2015

Limiting genetic tests for breast cancer susceptibility

Screening for genes whose risk association with breast cancer has yet to be proven is not justified and potentially harmful, argue an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists in a paper published this week in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

Published: 1 Jun 2015

Neuro researchers awarded $10.5 M from CFI and Government of Quebec

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 $10.5 M in funding, with matching funds from the Government of Quebec.

Published: 29 May 2015

National Nursing Week - Celebrating Excellence

The annual Neuroscience Nursing Awards of Excellence Ceremony took place May 12 as part of National Nursing Week.  The event was a wonderful showcase of dedication, spirit, determination, strength, compassion and innovation.  It was an opportunity to pause and celebrate nurses and others who have gone above and beyond this last year making the Transition Plan a reality.  We would like to recognize this year’s awardees and again thank all the staff for their hard work and dedication to patient care.

 

Evelyn Malowany Award for Clinical Practice

Published: 22 May 2015

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