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May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Mon, 2016-05-02 09:57

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

 

Multiple sclerosis treatment and research has long been a focus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, known simply as The Neuro, an illustrious member of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Indeed, The Neuro introduced Canada’s first MS clinic. The clinic’s highly specialized staff employs the latest research data and treatment methods in a clinical atmosphere of innovation and progress.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
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Source Site: /neuro

New hope for treatment of multiple sclerosis

Fri, 2015-10-23 16:16

A new study led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the MUHC, gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better treatments.

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Association between low vitamin D and MS

Having low levels of vitamin D doubles the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, an association that researchers conclude supports a causal relationship
Tue, 2015-08-25 16:16

Low levels of vitamin D significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by Dr. Brent Richards of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, and published in PLOS Medicine. This finding, the result of a sophisticated Mendelian randomization analysis, confirms a long-standing hypothesis that low vitamin D is strongly associated with an increased susceptibility to MS. This connection is independent of other factors associated with low vitamin D levels, such as obesity.

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Contact: Emmanuelle Paciullo
Organization: Lady Davis Institute
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Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x 4120
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Source Site: /newsroom

2015 Quebec-France MS ALS Meeting

Thu, 2015-10-15 08:45 - Fri, 2015-10-16 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost

The 3rd Biogen Idec-sponsored meeting of MS and ALS researchers in Quebec and Montpellier France will be held at the Neuro on October 15 and 16, 2015.   This meeting is co-organized by the Neuro and William Camu, Montpelier (France).

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

Understanding the barrier protecting the brain

Protein that helps maintain the blood-brain barrier gives hope for MS
Wed, 2015-04-22 10:00

The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected molecules to pass through.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514.398.4201
Source Site: /newsroom

May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:17

What’s new at The Neuro

Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Major advance in understanding risky but effective Multiple Sclerosis treatment

Tue, 2013-03-26 09:53

Powerful treatment improves patients’ lives and provides new insight into mechanisms of the disease

A new study by Multiple Sclerosis researchers at three leading Canadian centres addresses why bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has positive results in patients with particularly aggressive forms of MS.  The transplantation treatment, which is performed as part of a clinical trial and carries potentially serious risks, virtually stops all new relapsing activity as observed upon clinical examination and brain MRI scans.  The study reveals how th

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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