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Budding scientists explore their career options at Discovery Day

More than 200 students from 26 high schools and CEGEPS across Montreal got a taste of what it’s really like to be a scientist at TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2011

Prestigious Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded to pioneering memory researcher Brenda Milner

Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is the 2011 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

What you want versus how you get it

New research reveals how we make decisions. Birds choosing between berry bushes and investors trading stocks are faced with the same fundamental challenge - making optimal choices in an environment featuring varying costs and benefits.

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Published on : 21 Oct 2011

Largest gift in Quebec for ALS

The largest gift towards ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research and patient care in Quebec will help to significantly advance understanding of this devastating disease and facilitate the development of treatments and therapies.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2011

The Neuro on Battle of the Blades

Raw athletic power meets grace under pressure in the third season of smash hit CBC series Battle of the Blades which partners the stars of hockey and figure skating in a weekly live skating competition for $100,000 first prize donation to the charities of their choice.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2011

Three in one: Montreal team finds the gene responsible for three forms of childhood neurodegenerative diseases

A Montreal-led international team has identified the mutated gene responsible for three forms of leukodystrophies, a group of childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorders.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2011

Two Neuro faculty members elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada

Two prominent Neuro faculty members, Dr. Frederick Andermann and Dr. Michael Petrides, are among the nine McGill professors elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s national academy of arts and sciences.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2011

Patients benefit from new surgical tool at The Neuro donated by BMO

A $500,000 donation from BMO Financial Group has enabled The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University, to install a vital surgical imaging tool, known as an O-arm Imaging System.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2011

Montreal researchers awarded for pioneering research into music and brain plasticity

The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute and BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011

No room for inaccuracy in the brain

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011

Neuroscientists find famous optical illusion surprisingly potent

Scientists have come up with new insight into the brain processes that causes a certain optical illusion.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2011

Announcement - interim directors

Until a new Director for The Neuro is named, we have asked Dr. Philip Barker and Ms. Martine Alfonso to assume interim responsibilities over and above their current respective functions.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2011

ALS and The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University is committed to providing the highest level of clinical care for ALS patients and their families, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for basic and clinical research.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2011

New fellowship targets epilepsy

The Frederick Andermann Fellowship in Epileptology and EEG created in partnership with UCB Pharma, offers both clinical and research training in preparation for a career as an epileptologist.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2011

Patients with neuromuscular disease will benefit from new national registry

A new national registry for patients with neuromuscular disease will launch in several Canadian cities tomorrow, June 9th.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2011