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Dr. Audrey Dangoumau winner of the Tony Proudfoot Fellowship

The Tony Proudfoot Training Fellowship in ALS research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital supports promising young scientists at the master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral level who wish to undertake research projects that specifically focus on ALS. This year, the winner of the Tony Proudfoot Fellowship is Dr. Audrey Dangoumau.  Audrey recently completed her PhD thesis under the supervision of Pr. Patrick Vourc’h at the University of Tours, in France. Her PhD research revealed the importance of SUMOylation in the formation of aggregates with SOD1 mutation.

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Published on : 29 Jan 2016

The BIC is key partner of the MNI's Open-Science Initiative

It is now official, as announced in today's issue of Science magazine: the MNI is becoming the first ever Open-Science academic institution. The BIC has already been active in multiple data-sharing and open-source software initiatives.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

The Neuro receives support from Montreal-based Vigilant Global for the development of first chemical brain atlas

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, today announced a significant donation from Montreal-based technology firm Vigilant Global that will enable the development of the world’s first chemical brain atlas. The Neuro team, led by neurosurgeon and research scientist Dr.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

Learning a Second Language May Depend on How your Brain Talks to Itself

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute explore why learning a second language is easier for some people Learning a second language is easier for some adults than others, and innate differences in how the various parts of the brain “talk” to one another may help explain why, according to a new study led by Chai Xiaoqian and Denise Klein, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro at McGill University.  The study was published January 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2016

Dr. David Rudko in charge of the BIC's small-bore 7-T MRI scanner

We are happy to announce that Dr. David Rudko is joining the BIC’s MRI Unit as the Research Assistant (part-time) in charge of the 7-T small animal MRI operations. If you are interested in accessing the scanner, please contact David david [dot] rudko [at] mcgill [dot] ca (directly). David is also a Postdoctoral Fellow with Drs. Arnold and Narayanan, funded by a fellowship from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the CIHR Neuroinflammation Training Program.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2016

Decisions! Decisions! Brain Study Shows There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices

Scientists at the Montreal Neuro shed light on little-studied part of the brain MONTREAL---If you’re pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (PFC) might ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study by Avinash Vaidya and Dr. Lesley Fellows, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices.

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Published on : 14 Dec 2015

New position at the BIC: Assistant Professor in MR Physics

We are very pleased to announce that the BIC continues to grow, with the recruitment of an MRI Physicist at the Assistant Professor level. Please refer to the recruitment ad for details. 

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Published on : 07 Dec 2015

Micro-Map of Hippocampus Lends Big Hand to Brain Research

MNI researchers share new tool with scientists world-wide to accelerate research MONTREAL---A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain, compiled by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University, is helping the scientific community accelerate research and develop better treatments for patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2015

Scientists and Clinicians at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital receive funding for ALS research

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge One Year Later On November 19 2015, marking the anniversary of the announcement of the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge results and partnership between ALS Canada and Brain Canada, ALS Canada was at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, to announce the final recipients of their 2015 grant competition. Four researchers and clinicians at The Neuro were among those recipients for their groundbreaking work in the ALS research field.

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Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Parkinson's disease: a new tool for health care professionals aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders. A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, especially in the early stages. The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease. 

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Published on : 17 Nov 2015

4500 Days of Beaming at the BIC's Cyclotron Unit

Today marks the 4500th day of faithful beaming in our IBA Cyclotron, Serial Number 000.  The cyclotron is the pivotal instrument for producing isotopes used in radionuclides for PET and SPECT research at the Neuro. 

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Published on : 12 Nov 2015

BIC Team Releases First High-Resolution Open-Access Dataset of Hippocampal Subfields

The hippocampus has been a focus of neuroscience research for decades for its role in cognitive processes, as well as being a hallmark of prevalent neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and schizophrenia. Identification of hippocampal subregions in vivo is thus essential for precise localization of function and pathology. 

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Published on : 11 Nov 2015

World Stroke Day: The MUHC’s new Comprehensive Stroke Treatment Programs

The MUHC’s secondary and tertiary stroke care programs bring together multidisciplinary experts, the latest in scientific advances, and state of the art equipment to provide world-class treatment, reducing death rates and long-term disability. Every 10 minutes, a Canadian suffers a stroke. It is the third leading cause of death in Canada with about 14,000 Canadian dying of stroke each year.

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Published on : 29 Oct 2015

New Hope for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A new study led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the MUHC, gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better treatments.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2015

More than $604,000 Raised for the Fight Against Brain Tumours

Montreal, Quebec (October 22, 2015) – Last night the inaugural A Brilliant Night - a gala fundraiser to benefit The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro- at McGill University and the MUHC, raised more than $604,000 for brain tumour research.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2015