More than eighty researchers from France and Quebec met March 20 – 21, 2014 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre – for  the second France-Quebec scientific workshop on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with frontotemporal dementia. The first edition was held in Paris in June 2012 at the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM). This meeting is co-organized by Professor Heather Durham (The Neuro) and Dr. Edor Kabashi (ICM).

Published on: 21 Mar 2014

A wonder-filled week of the brain

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal, cafe scientifique
Published on: 10 Mar 2014

Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, education, Neurology, IQ, cortex, death sentence, social programs
Published on: 4 Mar 2014

MS Society of Canada and MS Scientific Research Foundation announce $3.6 million grant to understanding B cells for future MS therapies

Classified as: brain, Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, neuroscince
Published on: 18 Feb 2014

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, has been awarded the 2014 Dan David Prize for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and the brain. Dr. Milner is widely recognized as one of the founders of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior. Dr. Milner, who is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Psychology, shares the Prize for the category Present: “Combatting Memory Loss”, with Peter St. George-Hyslop (University of Cambridge) and John A.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal, Brenda Milner, memory, Neurology
Published on: 13 Feb 2014

Scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in Canada have discovered that two genes linked to hereditary Parkinson’s disease are involved in the early-stage quality control of mitochondria. The protective mechanism, which is reported in The EMBO Journal, removes damaged proteins that arise from oxidative stress from mitochondria. 

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, medicine, Parkinson's, Neuro, Neurology, Ted Fon
Published on: 21 Jan 2014

A new brain-imaging technique for a true brain workout

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, epilepsy, Neurology, brain training, MEG, Sylvain Baillet
Published on: 20 Jan 2014

William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil

1918 – 2014

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre regret to announce the death of William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil., one of Canada's most distinguished neurosurgeons and The Neuro’s third director.  Dr. Feindel passed away quietly at The Neuro on Sunday night following a brief illness.   Our deepest sympathies go out to Dr. Feindel’s family.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, epilepsy, Neurology, william feindel, brain imaging, surgery
Published on: 15 Jan 2014

The BigBrain atlas developed by Dr. Alan Evans and colleagues at The Neuro’s Brain Imaging Centre has been chosen as one of the top 10 discoveries of the year in Quebec Science.

BigBrain: a revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

Classified as: neuroscience, Mapping, brain, map, Neurology, Alan Evans, atlas, BigBrain
Published on: 9 Jan 2014

New study sheds light on most common and deadly form of brain cancer

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Cancer, Neurology, brain tumours, Stifani
Published on: 8 Jan 2014

Images of The Neuro is literary eyewitness to medical history

In a new collection of insightful essays and selected photos, one of Canada’s most eminent medical figures, Dr. William Feindel, shines a personal light on the world-famous institution that he headed for 12 years, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University, as well as on some giants of medicine like Osler, Willis, Gilbert and Penfield.

Classified as: brain, medicine, neurological, Neurology, william feindel
Published on: 16 Dec 2013

The brain is plastic - adapting to the hundreds of experiences in our daily lives by reorganizing pathways and making new connections between nerve cells. This plasticity requires that memories of new information and experiences are formed fast. So fast that the body has a special mechanism, unique to nerve cells, that enables memories to be made rapidly.

Published on: 15 Oct 2013

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University has raised more than $49 million, with an additional $7 million in planned gift expectancies, in the largest ever campaign of its 79 year history. The ‘Thinking Ahead’ Campaign, a $40 million initiative, has enabled The Neuro to implement ambitious and innovative research, training, and patient care programs aimed at tackling the most pressing neurological problems - strengthening The Neuro’s global leadership in understanding and repairing the brain.  

Published on: 10 Oct 2013

Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, ALS, Alzheimer’s, nerve, neurodegenerative diseases, neurons, Parkinson’s
Published on: 8 Oct 2013

As part of The Neuro’s Thinking Ahead Campaign, a $240,000 donation from Desjardins Group, the largest financial cooperative group in Canada, to The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University has enabled the creation of the Desjardins Outstanding Student Award. Twelve awards of 20 000 $ each will support top-rated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are advancing research to better understand the nervous system and neurological disorders and aid in developing new therapies.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, training, The Neuro, Desjardins
Published on: 4 Sep 2013