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Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee

Fifty students from nine Montreal area high schools will assemble at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University on March 15th 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 Denmark for the International Brain Bee.

Published: 9Mar2016

Support The Neuro in the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge

THE AMAZING (NEURO) RACE IS ON

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, The Neuro will be participating once again in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge! This annual fundraising event, held in conjunction with the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5k, allows participants to raise funds in support The Neuro. Over 6,000 runners and representatives from over 60 charities will be in attendance for the 2016 installment of one of the biggest races in Quebec.

Published: 4Mar2016

Michael W. Davidson, a Success in Microscopes and Neckwear, Dies at 65

"Mr. Davidson, who died on Dec. 24 at 65, used sophisticated microscopes to create stunning, psychedelic images of crystallized substances like DNA and hormones, and he contributed to Nobel Prize-honored research about the inner workings of cells. His images were on the covers of scientific journals and, as unlikely as it might seem, on neckwear" states the NY Times.

Read the full New York Times article here.

Published: 1Mar2016

9th Annual Denis Melançon Neuroradiology Conference in Neuroradiology

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The 9th Annual Denis Melançon Neuroradiology Conference in Neuroradiology will take place on October 21, 2016. This annual conference was established to honour Dr.

Dr. Audrey Dangoumau winner of the Tony Proudfoot Fellowship

The Tony Proudfoot Training Fellowship in ALS research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital supports promising young scientists at the master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral level who wish to undertake research projects that specifically focus on ALS.

This year, the winner of the Tony Proudfoot Fellowship is Dr. Audrey Dangoumau.  Audrey recently completed her PhD thesis under the supervision of Pr. Patrick Vourc’h at the University of Tours, in France. Her PhD research revealed the importance of SUMOylation in the formation of aggregates with SOD1 mutation.

Published: 29Jan2016

The Neuro receives support from Montreal-based Vigilant Global for the development of first chemical brain atlas

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, today announced a significant donation from Montreal-based technology firm Vigilant Global that will enable the development of the world’s first chemical brain atlas. The Neuro team, led by neurosurgeon and research scientist Dr.

Published: 21Jan2016

Learning a Second Language May Depend on How your Brain Talks to Itself

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute explore why learning a second language is easier for some people

Learning a second language is easier for some adults than others, and innate differences in how the various parts of the brain “talk” to one another may help explain why, according to a new study led by Chai Xiaoqian and Denise Klein, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro at McGill University.  The study was published January 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Published: 20Jan2016

Decisions! Decisions! Brain Study Shows There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices

Scientists at the Montreal Neuro shed light on little-studied part of the brain

MONTREAL---If you’re pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (PFC) might ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study by Avinash Vaidya and Dr. Lesley Fellows, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices.

Published: 14Dec2015

Micro-Map of Hippocampus Lends Big Hand to Brain Research

MNI researchers share new tool with scientists world-wide to accelerate research

MONTREAL---A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain, compiled by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University, is helping the scientific community accelerate research and develop better treatments for patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Published: 3Dec2015

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