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Helping Nerve Cells Find Their Way

The ability of our nervous system to function properly relies on elaborate and precise connections between nerve cells and their targets. In a new study, researchers at The Neuro - The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University identify a receptor capable of directing and controlling a set of nerve cell projections to their specific target.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2009

Celebrating 75 years of excellence

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro - a world class Canadian academic medical centre, marks its 75th Anniversary today.

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Published on : 02 Nov 2009

Brenda Milner to receive award in New York

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 91 at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, is widely recognized as the founder of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior and helps explain key aspects of mental illness. Today, Dr. Milner is being awarded the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience by NARSAD,

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Published on : 30 Oct 2009

International clinical trial for patients with brain tumours, co-ordinated at The Neuro

The biopharmaceutical company Antisense Pharma GmbH has announced today that it has received the approval by Health Canada for its pivotal Phase III clinical trial SAPPHIRE in patients with recurrent or refractory anaplastic astrocytoma.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2009

One small step for neurons, one giant leap for nerve cell repair

The repair of damaged nerve cells is a major problem in medicine today. A new study by researchers at the Montreal NeurologicaI Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University, is a significant advance towards a solution for neuronal repair.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2009

Why one way of learning is better than another

A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University reveals that different patterns of training and learning lead to different types of memory formation.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

“Will genetics transform clinical medicine?"

World-renowned expert in immunology and genetics, Professor Sir John Bell is coming to Montreal as the guest of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and the Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Published on : 25 Sep 2009

McGill’s new Integrated Program in Neuroscience: All of McGill Neuroscience. Together in One Location.

The Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) is McGill’s brand new, inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary neuroscience program for graduate students. As Canada’s largest training program for neuroscience students, this new program will bring together and encourage synergy amongst faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and students from different backgrounds all with a neuroscience focus.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2009

Brenda Milner wins international Balzan Prize

Dr. Brenda Milner, the Dorothy J. Killam Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, is one of four recipients of the prestigious International Balzan Prize for 2009. Each awardee will receive approximately $1 million CDN (one million swiss francs), half of which must be designated for research. The announcement was made by the Balzan Foundation Monday in Milan, Italy.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2009

Getting wired: how the brain does it

In a new study, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University have found an important mechanism involved in setting up the vast communications network of connections in the brain.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2009

Physicians at The Neuro first in North America to offer a new stent for patients with intracranial aneurysms

A new and advanced technology is now available to patients with large, broad neck intracranial aneurysms. Physicians at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) at the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University were the first in North America to implant a specialized intracranial stent, providing innovative treatment for intracranial aneurysms.

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Published on : 19 Aug 2009

Human mind: sound and vision wired through same ‘black box’

Sounds and images share a similar neural code in the human brain, according to a new Canadian study. In the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists from the Université de Montréal and the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University explain how the same neural code in the brain allows people to distinguish between different types of sounds,

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Published on : 12 Aug 2009

Discovery of genetic mutation in Leigh syndrome

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University have discovered a genetic mutation underlying late-onset Leigh syndrome, a rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized by the degeneration of the central nervous system.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2009

Scientists capture the first image of memories being made

The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and University of California, Los Angeles has captured an image for the first time of a mechanism, specifically protein translation, which...

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Published on : 18 Jun 2009

The Neuro receives donation of $500,000 to fund the first National Bank Post-Doctoral Fellowship in stem cell research

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and the Experimental Therapeutics Program (ETP) are pleased to acknowledge National Bank Financial Group for its $500,000 donation to The Neuro’s Thinking Ahead Campaign to create the National Bank Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics. The first fellowship will fund a revolutionary stem cell research project that will ad

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Published on : 10 Jun 2009