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Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

Mon, 2016-08-15 13:44

McGill Newsroom

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: The Neuro
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Office Phone: 514-398-3376

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

Mon, 2016-08-15 09:52

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

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

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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May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Thu, 2015-05-07 09:41

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC has Canada’s oldest MS clinic but is always innovating - striving for progress and better treatments for patients.

What’s new in MS at The Neuro

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

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
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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
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B cell study may lead to treatment options for progressive MS

Tue, 2014-02-18 09:36

MS Society of Canada and MS Scientific Research Foundation announce $3.6 million grant to understanding B cells for future MS therapies

The Multiple Sclerosis Society  of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced a  $3.6 million grant to investigate the role of the B cell, a type of white blood  cell of the immune system, in contributing to the development and propagation  of multiple sclerosis.

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Organization: The Neuro
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