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Revolutionary new probe zooms in on cancer cells

Improves tumour surgeries and extends survival times for brain cancer patients VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1EYjsTV

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Published on : 11 Feb 2015

Smoking thins vital part of brain

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2015

A unique album: 30 years of imaging the brain

The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre reaches a milestone How does the brain grow and develop in childhood and aging? How does brain activity shape and unfold within milliseconds? How does our brain respond to objects, faces, food, and music? How is the brain affected in drug abuse, multiple sclerosis, depression? How can we better prepare for neurosurgeries?

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Published on : 09 Feb 2015

Faculty Positions at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University

The Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University invites applications for four Assistant Professors who will focus on one or more of our priority areas:

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Published on : 26 Jan 2015

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! 67 years of a delicious holiday tradition

Every year the Reitman family puts out a generous spread for all The Neuro’s staff continuing a legacy of celebrating care and dedication In 1947 Ruth Reitman had a difficult surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Grateful and impressed by the treatment and care she received, Mrs. Reitman arranged a Christmas party for neurosurgeon Dr. William Cone, his residents and nursing staff. This small gathering quickly grew into the annual Reitman luncheon.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2014


 Study has far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences on adult development An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, (as can happen in cases of international adoption) according to a new joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology. The study offers the first neural evidence that traces of the “lost” language remain in the brain.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2014

World experts join forces on rare genetic disease

Scientists shed light on ARSACS a genetic disease affecting Quebecers in regions of Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean

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Published on : 11 Nov 2014

World Polio Day – October 24

<p>Video: <a href="http://youtu.be/kIuXn31RmiM">http://youtu.be/kIuXn31RmiM</a></p>

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Published on : 24 Oct 2014

Why your brain makes you reach for junk food

<p>New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits</p> <p>MONTREAL: Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content. </p>

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Published on : 20 Oct 2014

Let’s talk about Sex! Conference - Sex Therapy & Neurology

<p>Join us as we welcome Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier and Dr. Laurie Betito to explore a topic rarely discussed by those with neurological diseases and disorders: Sex. Come get answers to your questions on communication, sexual positions, dysfunction and general sex education in an open, enlightening and uplifting environment. It’s a natural expression for every human being and it’s on everyone’s mind, so let’s talk about it. Let’s talk about sex.</p>

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Published on : 08 Oct 2014

What happens after the ALS ice bucket challenge?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a devastating fatal disease of the nervous system that kills two to five Canadians every day. On September 19th and 20th, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre will host the 10th Annual ALS Symposium of the Fondation André-Delambre. Nearly one hundred researchers and clinicians from several countries will come together to discuss recent progress in ALS research.

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Published on : 19 Sep 2014

Peter McPherson inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Peter McPherson, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

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Published on : 10 Sep 2014

Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University.

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Published on : 21 Aug 2014

Scientists find important piece in the brain tumour puzzle

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes.

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Published on : 04 Jul 2014