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For more information about the activities and conferences presented by the ALS Society of Quebec for September 2016, we invite you to visit their website at: http://lnk02.com/v/49/c3b32db74dbcb8dd3e48e665f56c566bb1e687b4a5a8af1f
Gina Rubinsky, psychologist and Mindfulness Stress Reduction Facilitator, will guide a english workshop about mindfulness on Sunday, August 28th at Shanti Yoga in Montréeal West. For more information, please read the advertising above or visit the website http://www.living-arts.ca/retreats.htm
Click on the link for mroe information about the programs in September of AMI-Quebec: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1110274899475&ca=a03f5d99-5960-416d-9332-e75a7fca63e0
We invite you to visit this website below for anyone interested in registering to the Ride to Fight ALS. Click on this link for more information: http://lnk02.com/v/443/30c0300eeaed999414cb9644458b4cf8b1063133bdc4da68
We invite to check out the list of activities offered by ALS Society of Quebec for August and fall by clicking on this link: http://lnk02.com/v/49/c3b32db74dbcb8dde99b8e3708a34d7fb1e687b4a5a8af1f
The Neuro is recognized as a major Canadian center for ALS research and patient care. During June, designated ALS Month, The Neuro redoubles its efforts to inform the public and the media about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and urges all to help support ALS research.
Raising awareness about stroke Every ten minutes, someone in Canada suffers a stroke. Strokes kill 14,000 Canadians each year, making stroke the third leading cause of death in this country. The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) hopes to increase public awareness about the dangers of stroke by marking Stroke Month. People who learn about the causes of stroke can take measures to reduce their chances of having a stroke. What is a stroke?
Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a brain tumour, you’re invited to share your experiences and journey in a confidential, supportive environment. First Thursday of each month 6:30pm — 8:00pm Hope & Wellness Centre, Lou’s House 4635 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road For more information: www.braintumour.ca | 1−800−265−5106
CALS-NIC: Observational, longitudinal MRI study for ALS (recruiting both ALS patients & age/sex matched healthy controls)
This new study has recently started recruiting participants. For more information, please contact kristiana [dot] salmon [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.