Big Data Science

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs. Learn more.

Researchers open new path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

A team of scientists from University of Montreal and the Neuro 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. Learn More

$4M boost for intellectual disabilities research

The Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation has given a $4-million boost to scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, establishing The Sandra and Alain Bouchard Intellectual Disability Research Program. Learn More.

Seeing what the eyes are telling us

The eyes are nothing without the brain. While the eyes capture the photons reflecting off our surrounding environment, it’s the brain’s job to turn that information into something meaningful, something that helps us survive and prosper. Learn more.

Big Data Provides New Tools

A new partnership with EMC Corporation will bring greater computing capacity to the McGill community. Among those benefiting will be the brain-mapping project of Alan Evans’ lab at the MNI, as well as many others. Learn more.

Open Science Article in Nature

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is aggressively following the Open Science model to push forward advances in neuroscience, ultimately improving the quality of care and treatment available to people with neurological disease. Read an article about Open Science at the Neuro, published in the journal Nature.

Solving the HSP Puzzle

MNI scientists have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease. Learn more

The Wounded Brain Healed book launch

The Neuro held a book launch for The Wounded Brain Healed on June 16. Among the attendees was Dr. Christopher Thompson, Professor Emeritus, who pioneered and built PET machines, and Mrs. Luba Genush, whose artwork is featured on the cover. Learn more

The Neuro is brain research, patient care and training

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, is a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care. Since its founding in 1934 by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro has grown to be the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. The seamless integration of research, patient care, and training of the world’s top minds make The Neuro uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the understanding and treatment of nervous system disorders.