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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

A Brillant Night - Raising awareness and funds for brain tumor research

Join us for the first edition of A Brilliant Night at the spectacular new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal for a unique event on October 21st to support the latest in brain tumor research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. A BRILLIANT CAUSE

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Published on : 13 Oct 2015

New study maps the progression of Parkinson’s disease within the brain

Montreal Neurological Institute scientists shed light on the mechanism that could be driving the spread of Parkinson’s along neuronal highways Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made advances in understanding the process involved in the progression and spread of Parkinson’s disease (PD) within the brain. 

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Published on : 22 Sep 2015

Alan Evans inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Alan Evans, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). He is one fourteen new RSC Fellows from McGill University, including McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, November 27 in Victoria, B.C.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2015

Breakthrough in "marriage-broker" protein

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases

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Published on : 12 Aug 2015

Neuro awarded over $15 M in CIHR funding

Researchers get inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact, long-term programs Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University have been awarded over $15 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grants are part of over $600 million in national funding, announced July 28 by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2015

Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain)

Study fuels nature versus nurture debate How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2015