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Turning skin cells into brain cells

Microglia, critical to Alzheimer’s research, can now be produced artificially The quest for better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a powerful new tool at its disposal — the ability to artificially generate brain cells that have been shown to play an important role in the disease function.

Published on : 16 May 2017

Improving memory with magnets

Discovery expands our understanding of how we remember sound The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

Published on : 27 Mar 2017

Molecule shown to repair damaged axons

Discovery could be key to treating brain and spinal cord injury 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.

Published on : 08 Mar 2017

Bell Let’s Talk supports mental health with The Neuro

Project will enhance mental health access for multicultural communities On Jan. 18, 2017, Bell Let’s Talk announced a donation of $250,000 to McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – known as The Neuro – to fund the development of online mental health resources focused on the needs of multicultural communities.

Published on : 18 Jan 2017

Breakthrough in MS treatment

Drug shown to reduce new attacks/symptom progression in some patients In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression in primary progressive MS.

Published on : 22 Dec 2016

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

MNI scientists will study stem cells, genetic mutations to develop new treatments Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University who are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS will share in $3.9 million in research funding, part of $4.5 million announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada.

Published on : 23 Nov 2016

Canada AM

Dr. Joe sits down with Bev Thomson on Canada AM and chats about his new book, "Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules." Click here to see the full interview.

Published on : 12 May 2015

Covering conflict in the world’s deadliest places

What is it like to witness war up close, as an observer of hostilities rather than a participant in them? On Tuesday, March 23, Media@McGill and McGill’s Faculty of Arts will welcome two-time Pulitzer Prize and McGill alumnus John F. Burns for a free public lecture, From the Front Lines: Covering Conflict in the World’s [...]

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Published on : 21 Mar 2010