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BRAMS: The Next Ten Years

Fri, 2015-10-23 09:00 - Sat, 2015-10-24 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: no cost

Tenth anniversary symposium of the international laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research

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Contact: Deborah Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047

Breakthrough in "marriage-broker" protein

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases
Wed, 2015-08-12 11:54

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made a breakthrough in understanding an important protein that appears to act as a kind of cellular “marriage broker.” The protein called Netrin1 brings cells together and maintains their healthy relationships. Netrin1 plays an essential role in the growth of the human organism, directing cell migration and the formation of cell circuits both at the embryo stage and after birth.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Breakthrough in "marriage-broker" protein

Wed, 2015-08-12 09:44

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Waiting for pleasure

Brain structures involved in delayed gratification identified - implications for range of psychiatric disorders
Tue, 2015-08-04 09:18

Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification.

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Contact: Yogita Chudasama
Organization: Department of Psychology,
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Neuro awarded over $15 M in CIHR funding

Tue, 2015-07-28 16:07

Researchers get inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact, long-term programs

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University have been awarded over $15 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grants are part of over $600 million in national funding, announced July 28 by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /neuro

Practice doesn’t always make perfect

Study fuels nature versus debate
Tue, 2015-07-28 10:18

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514 398-3376
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Source Site: /newsroom

Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain)

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:51

Study fuels nature versus nurture debate

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /neuro

How insulin calms brain activity

New role for “diabetes hormone” may lead to gains in treatment options for brain disorders
Tue, 2015-06-30 16:51

Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the brain, its effects there have remained unclear.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398 6751
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Stroke month - June

Mon, 2015-06-22 10:32

Time is brain: for every minute a stroke is left untreated, 2 million brain cells are destroyed. The sooner patients are treated, the higher the chances of survival with fewer disabilities.  Patients with acute strokes and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are assessed and treated at the right place, the right time and by the right professionals thanks to ultra-specialized stroke centres at the Montreal General Hospital  and The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /neuro

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

Wed, 2015-06-10 10:19

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.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /neuro