A new study from the MNI at McGill University identifies a key mechanism for the normal development of motor nerve cells - cells that control muscles. This finding is crucial to understanding and treating a range of conditions involving nerve cell loss or damage, from spinal cord injury to neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS.
Did you know? Canadians have one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada, and every day three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. MS is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, but it can also affect children -- some as young as two years old.
A new neuroimaging study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University aims to ensure the highest quality of life for patients by assessing their cognitive skills before, during, and after brain tumour surgery.
The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, today highlighted the $15 million investment in support of the Montreal Neurological Institute, as part of his presentation at the annual Wilder Penfield Lecture.
MNI researchers locate neurological basis of depression frequently reported by athletes following sports concussion
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University have identified the neurological basis of depression in male athletes with persisting post-concussion symptoms. The study, published in this week’s issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, has important clinical implications for the treatment of individuals who have suffered a cerebral concussion.
The exciting world of neuroscience will be on display today for a select group of Montreal high school students taking part in Discovery Day, a national activity that is organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Pfizer Canada.
A new brain-imaging study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University reveals that humans have a far more sophisticated sense of smell than previously believed and are able to accurately smell the difference between a stranger and a friend.
A new study has identified what may be a pivotal first step towards the regeneration of nerve cells following spinal cord injury, using the body's own stem cells.