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Molecule shown to repair damaged axons

Discovery could be key to treating brain and spinal cord injury
Wed, 2017-03-08 15:22

A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal cord injury and stroke. 

Source Site: /newsroom

Purple Day for Epilepsy, March 26

Thu, 2016-03-24 10:00

Saturday, March 26 is Purple Day, a time to recognize the effect epilepsy has on millions of people around the world. It is estimated that 1 in a 100 people worldwide have epilepsy. Of those, one in three require surgery to prevent a lifetime of seizures.  Purple Day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a girl from Nova Scotia, to get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.

Contact Information

Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Office Phone: 514-398-3376
Mobile Phone: (514) 893-3376
Source Site: /neuro

Seminar: Dopamine Volume Transmission

Mon, 2012-12-10 12:00
McIntyre Medical Building : Meakins Amphitheatre, room 521, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Joint Seminar Annoucement

Presenting: Dr. Margaret Rice


Departments of Neurosurgery and of Physiology and Neuroscience

NYU School of Medicine

Please see attached brochure for details.

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Marco Leyton
Organization: Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Source Site: /psychiatry