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Diurnal fluctuations in brain volume

The brain shrinks over the course of the day, ending up smaller in the evening – before returning to its full size the next morning. That’s according to a new study from BIC Principal Investigators Arnold and Collins and collaborators, based on an analysis of about 10,000 MRI scans.

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Published on: 9 Jul 2015

Professors Sylvain Baillet (BIC Principal investigator) and Matt Kinsella (Dept of Bioengineering) have won the first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition held by McGill’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, for their project titled:

Millisecond in vivo imaging of nanoparticle circulation and uptake in brain cancer therapy. 

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Published on: 9 Jul 2015

Time is brain: for every minute a stroke is left untreated, 2 million brain cells are destroyed. The sooner patients are treated, the higher the chances of survival with fewer disabilities.  Patients with acute strokes and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are assessed and treated at the right place, the right time and by the right professionals thanks to ultra-specialized stroke centres at the Montreal General Hospital  and The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, stroke, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 22 Jun 2015

CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience. “The Government of Canada is dedicated to helping increase our understanding of how the human brain works and how to best protect it and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system using innovative and unique solutions,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health.

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Published on: 15 Jun 2015

Congratulations to the BIC's Dr. Sridar Narayanan, on his new grant awarded by the ‪MS‬ Society of ‪‎Canada‬ for his project:

Spatial Assessment of Cortical Demyelination in Multiple Sclerosis.

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Published on: 15 Jun 2015

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $4.5 M in funding, for innovative projects to accelerate diagnosis and drug discovery for diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s.

CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in Vancouver. Six Canadian research teams share a total investment of $ 10 million, through the strategic "Focus on Brain" initiative.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, blood-brain barrier, Alzheimer's disease
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Published on: 10 Jun 2015

Researchers pinpoint a brain area that influences electoral decisions

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Election, mcgill faculty of medicine research, voting, brain lesions
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Published on: 8 Jun 2015

As a major Canadian centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, invites the public and the media to learn more about the disease and current research and treatments, to donate money for ALS research and to wear the national emblem of ALS in Canada, the blue cornflower, during ALS Awareness Month in June.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, ALS, mcgill faculty of medicine research, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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Published on: 2 Jun 2015

Today the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced an investment of $333 million for research infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Two projects submitted by researchers affiliated with the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $21 M in funding, with matching funds from the Government of Quebec.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 29 May 2015

The annual Neuroscience Nursing Awards of Excellence Ceremony took place May 12 as part of National Nursing Week.  The event was a wonderful showcase of dedication, spirit, determination, strength, compassion and innovation.  It was an opportunity to pause and celebrate nurses and others who have gone above and beyond this last year making the Transition Plan a reality.  We would like to recognize this year’s awardees and again thank all the staff for their hard work and dedication to patient care.

 

Evelyn Malowany Award for Clinical Practice

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Published on: 22 May 2015

Public lecture: Perspectives on bilingualism: From birth to aging

Living in a city with many languages, we are often confronted with personal debates about what are the best decisions to make for our children and for ourselves. Have you wondered when is the optimal time and in what way to introduce a second language to your child, or whether raising a child in a bilingual environment can create confusion? Have you heard that being bilingual might slow down cognitive decline in aging and provide a buffer against neurodegenerative disease?

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 11 May 2015

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC has Canada’s oldest MS clinic but is always innovating - striving for progress and better treatments for patients.

What’s new in MS at The Neuro

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, The Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Neuro Giving
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Published on: 7 May 2015

New study puts 40 patients through 12-week course

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The study looked at changes in patients’ motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, tango, Parkinson's disease
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Published on: 13 Apr 2015

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, is at the forefront of Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Parkinson’s patients are seen at The Neuro’s Movement Disorders Clinic and the Montreal General Hospital. Approximately 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease.

The Neuro to introduce experimental drug treatment

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Parkinson's, neurological disease, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 2 Apr 2015

$1 M gift from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom launches translational research into neurological disease

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases. A generous $1 million donation from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, and critical partnerships with Brain Canada, Laval University, Marigold Foundation and the FRQS-Réseau Parkinson Quebec are driving an innovative, iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) research platform that will transform research into Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological disease, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Parkinson’s, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 31 Mar 2015

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