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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
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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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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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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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Why we love music: A neuroscience perspective, 6:00

Sun, 2015-09-13 06:00 - 07:00

Mini-Science - The Science of Music

Une perspective scientifique sur la musique, de son effet sur le cerveau à ses influences microbiennes.

Ces conférences sont prononcées en anglais.

Source Site: /canal-savoir

Why we love music: A neuroscience perspective, 7:00

Fri, 2015-09-11 07:00 - 08:00

Mini-Science - The Science of Music

Une perspective scientifique sur la musique, de son effet sur le cerveau à ses influences microbiennes.

Ces conférences sont prononcées en anglais.

Source Site: /canal-savoir

Why we love music: A neuroscience perspective, 9:00

Wed, 2015-09-09 09:00 - 10:00

Mini-Science - The Science of Music

Une perspective scientifique sur la musique, de son effet sur le cerveau à ses influences microbiennes.

Ces conférences sont prononcées en anglais.

Source Site: /canal-savoir

Why we love music: A neuroscience perspective, 16:00

Mon, 2015-09-07 16:00 - 17:00

Mini-Science - The Science of Music

Une perspective scientifique sur la musique, de son effet sur le cerveau à ses influences microbiennes.

Ces conférences sont prononcées en anglais.

Source Site: /canal-savoir

His and her pain circuitry in the spinal cord

New animal research reveals fundamental sex differences in how pain is processed
Mon, 2015-06-29 11:22

New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for chronic pain—which is by far the most prevalent human health condition—and the way we execute basic biomedical research using mice.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514 398 4201

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Contact: Prof. Jeffrey Mogil
Organization: Department of Psychology
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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
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Source Site: /neuro