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Neuro awarded over $15 M in CIHR funding

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 a $675 million (CHECK) national funding announcement made July 28 by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2015

Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain)

Study fuels nature versus 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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Published on : 28 Jul 2015

The BIC Cyclotron/PET Unit receives support from the L&A Edwards Foundation and key users

We are glad to announce that the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is now providing generous support to the BIC PET and Cyclotron Unit, through a grant obtained by long-time BIC user and affiliated member Dr. Petra Schweinhardt, Assistant Professor at McGill's Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. This grant goes towards supporting the highly-qualified personnel of our Cyclotron/PET Unit.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2015

Course open for registration: Topics in Radionuclide Imaging

BIC Prof. Alexey Kostikov offers course on PET radiochemistry in the fall of 2015

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Published on : 23 Jul 2015

Dr. Dagher receives major Foundation grant from CIHR

BIC Principal investigator Dr. Alain Dagher receives $2.1M in Foundation grant from CIHR to study the brain's dopamine systems with brain imaging. Functional Neuroimaging of dopamine systems: application to Parkinson's Disease, addiction and obesity. The main goal is to understand the function of brain systems involved in reward, motivation, learning and decision-making. 

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Published on : 16 Jul 2015

The BIC 'Colin27' brain makes history and enters museum in Europe

The Museum of Natural Sciences of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has just opened a new permanent exhibition in Brussels: 'The gallery of Humankind'. The Museum has asked Dr. D. Louis Collins whether they could produce a 3-D print of the historical Colin27 brain. This brain is that of a human volunteer scanned 27 times in an MRI, back in 1998.

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Published on : 10 Jul 2015

Big imaging data in action: large-scale analysis of 10,000 MRI volumes reveals fluctuations in brain size depending on time of the day

Diurnal fluctuations in brain volume The brain shrinks over the course of the day, ending up smaller in the evening – before returning to its full size the next morning. That’s according to a new study from BIC Principal Investigators Arnold and Collins and collaborators, based on an analysis of about 10,000 MRI scans.

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Published on : 09 Jul 2015

Dr. Baillet and collaborator wins McGill's first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition

Professors Sylvain Baillet (BIC Principal investigator) and Matt Kinsella (Dept of Bioengineering) have won the first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition held by McGill’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, for their project titled: Millisecond in vivo imaging of nanoparticle circulation and uptake in brain cancer therapy.  Read more.

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Published on : 09 Jul 2015

Stroke month - June

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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Published on : 22 Jun 2015

Major CQDM funding awarded to Drs Collins, Massarweh and Soucy

CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience. “The Government of Canada is dedicated to helping increase our understanding of how the human brain works and how to best protect it and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system using innovative and unique solutions,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health.

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Published on : 15 Jun 2015

New grant to support imaging research against Multiple Sclerosis

Congratulations to the BIC's Dr. Sridar Narayanan, on his new grant awarded by the ‪MS‬ Society of ‪‎Canada‬ for his project: Spatial Assessment of Cortical Demyelination in Multiple Sclerosis.

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Published on : 15 Jun 2015

Neuro researchers awarded over $4.5 M from CQDM, Brain Canada and the Ontario Brain Institute

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $4.5 M in funding, for innovative projects to accelerate diagnosis and drug discovery for diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s. CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in Vancouver. Six Canadian research teams share a total investment of $ 10 million, through the strategic "Focus on Brain" initiative.

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Published on : 10 Jun 2015

ALS Awareness Month – June

As a major Canadian centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, invites the public and the media to learn more about the disease and current research and treatments, to donate money for ALS research and to wear the national emblem of ALS in Canada, the blue cornflower, during ALS Awareness Month in June.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2015

Neuro researchers awarded $10.5 M from CFI

Today the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced an investment of $333 million for research infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Two projects submitted by researchers affiliated with the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $21 M in funding, with matching funds from the Government of Quebec.

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Published on : 29 May 2015