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New funding to boost mental health research

Gift from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation strengthens unique McGill/Neuro partnership with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital
Tue, 2014-10-21 15:11

What if we could reduce rates of a wide range of devastating mental illnesses through early detection? Thanks to a significant gift of $2.9M from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation to The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (The Neuro), hope is on the horizon through the expansion of a major collaboration to understand why some children are vulnerable to conditions like autism, attention deficit disorder and social anxiety, and what can be done to prevent these disorders before they take hold. This collaboration will also explore brain disorders in the aging population, such as dementia, in an unprecedented investigation of mental health across the lifespan.

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McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Program supports innovative research to advance understanding of the brain and brain diseases
Fri, 2014-09-12 12:05

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

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Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

Thu, 2014-08-21 16:09

Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University.

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Neuro research is one of ‘Les 10 découvertes de l’année 2013’

Thu, 2014-01-09 15:22

The BigBrain atlas developed by Dr. Alan Evans and colleagues at The Neuro’s Brain Imaging Centre has been chosen as one of the top 10 discoveries of the year in Quebec Science.

BigBrain: a revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

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Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Tue, 2013-02-05 17:09

January 29, 2013 - Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the frontal cortex addiction takes hold and how.  Addiction could be a result of abnormal communication between two areas of the frontal lobes linked to decision-making.  The discovery will undoubtedly stimulate clinical work on new therapies for millions of people who suffer from addiction.

The research by lead authors Dr.

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The Human Brain Project: winner of the of the largest European scientific funding competition

Tue, 2013-02-05 17:04

January 28, 2013 - The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects.

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