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Obituary- Dr. Frank R. Ervin (1926-2015)

Dear Colleagues, It is with much sadness that I communicate the passing of our esteemed colleague Frank Ervin last Friday in St Kitts. Frank was a pioneer clinician scientist, a visionary researcher, and an engaged social activist. Frank influenced the life and career of many of us. He was an excellent mentor and a source of inspiration.

Published: 29 Apr 2015

MINDSTRONG fitness event- Dr. Karl Looper's interview on Global Morning News

Please follow the link below to see Dr. Karl Looper speak about MINDSTRONG, a fitness fundraising event to expand youth (ages 15-25) mental health programs at the Jewish General Hospital on Global Morning News.

http://globalnews.ca/video/1953953/jewish-general-hospital-expanding-mental-health-services-for-youth

Please follow the link below for more information about MINDSTRONG.

Published: 23 Apr 2015

Tango dancing could benefit Parkinson's disease patients

New study puts 40 patients through 12-week course

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The study looked at changes in patients’ motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.

Published: 13 Apr 2015

April - Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, is at the forefront of Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Parkinson’s patients are seen at The Neuro’s Movement Disorders Clinic and the Montreal General Hospital. Approximately 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease.

The Neuro to introduce experimental drug treatment

Published: 2 Apr 2015

Dr. Shariff, Quebec human rights commission denounce public misogyny

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, associate professor with the Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Director of McGill’s Define the Line research program, spoke to the Montreal's Gazette about misogyny in the public domain.

Published: 31 Mar 2015

Using patients’ own cells to accelerate research into neurological disease

$1 M gift from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom launches translational research into neurological disease

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases. A generous $1 million donation from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, and critical partnerships with Brain Canada, Laval University, Marigold Foundation and the FRQS-Réseau Parkinson Quebec are driving an innovative, iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) research platform that will transform research into Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

Published: 31 Mar 2015

Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee

Twenty-two students from four Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on April 2nd to be quizzed about synapses, axons and other cerebral facts in the international contest known as the Brain Bee. The winner will go on to the Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The national winner travels to Australia for the International Brain Bee.

Published: 27 Mar 2015

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