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George Karpati (1934 - 2009)

"George was a giant figure – a master clinician and scientist, and a true champion of the Penfield spirit. He was one of those to whom was entrusted the conscience of The Neuro. But above all, George was a mensch, always there to help and give his blessing. He will be missed!" David Colman, Wilder Graves Penfield Professor and Director, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

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Published on : 09 Feb 2009

February is Heart Month

With February as Heart Month and Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it is important to take note that what’s good for your heart is also good for your brain. The heart pumps about 20% of blood directly to the brain. The most complex organ and one of the most active in the body, the brain has over 100 billion nerve cells. These cells depend on the oxygen and essential nutrients supplied by the b

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Published on : 04 Feb 2009

What happens when we sleep

Lack of sleep is a common complaint but for many, falling asleep involuntarily during the day poses a very real and dangerous problem.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2009

What you give, might not always be received

A fundamental process in the transmission of genes from mother to child has been identified by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2008

HM, a memorable amnesiac, dies at 82

On Tuesday evening Henry Gustav Molaison — known worldwide only as HM, to protect his privacy — died of respiratory failure at a nursing home in Windsor Locks, Conn. HM was the famous patient of McGill neuroscientist Brenda Milner. In the 1950s, he had epilepsy surgery and could not form new memories but he could learn new tasks. Her work with him delineated memory formation.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2008

In the war against diseases, nerve cells need their armour

In a new study, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University, and the Université de Montréal have discovered an essential mechanism for the maintenance of the normal structure of myelin, the protective covering that insulates and supports nerve cells (neurons).

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Published on : 12 Nov 2008

New laser method reproduces masterworks to protein patterns <br />Canadian scientists reproduce Girl with a Pearl Earring with protein patterning technique

Canadian researchers have created a new protein patterning technique that’s enabled them to reproduce complex cellular environments and a miniature version of a masterpiece painting.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2008

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital’s (The Neuro) third Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital’s (The Neuro) third Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign, “Putting our Heads Together,” launches this Wednesday October 29 2008.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2008

From family to gene: A 20 year pathway

Since first identifying a rare and lethal genetic disease in Quebec more than 20 years ago, scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University in collaboration with colleagues world-wide have worked hard to advance knowledge and understanding of Action myoclonus-renal failure syndrome (AMRF), a disorder affecting the brain and kidneys.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2008

Unearthing 75 years of Canadian history: Looking back, Thinking ahead

You are invited to witness the unveiling of a piece of Canadian history. A time capsule buried within the cornerstone of the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University 75 years ago, will be opened-up to reveal histories of an Institute that is a global leader in science and medicine.

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Published on : 26 Sep 2008

ALS Press Conference: Recent discoveries to be presented at the 4th Annual Fondation André-Delambre Symposium

On September 25th and 26th, the Montreal Neurological Institute will host the 4th Annual ALS Symposium of the Fondation André-Delambre. Nearly one hundred researchers and clinicians from seven countries will come together to discuss recent progress in ALS research and treatment.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2008

Tackle on and off the field<p><p>Former football star funds research at the MNI in quest to find cure

Showing his strength on and off the field, former Canadian Football League all star defensive back, Tony Proudfoot has created in conjunction with the ALS Society of Quebec, the Tony Proudfoot Post-doctoral Fellowships in ALS Research.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2008

First portable CT scan in Canada at the Montreal Neurological Institute

Patients at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI), McGill University now have the benefit of the first portable computerized tomography (CT) scanner in Canada.

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Published on : 19 Aug 2008

In a Musical State of Mind…

Café Scientifique on brain, music and cognition

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Published on : 07 Aug 2008

Students invited to test their musical prowess

New study from researchers at International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research targets undergrads

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Published on : 06 Aug 2008