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<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>

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, obesity, Montreal Neurological Institute, mcgill faculty of medicine research, alain dagher
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Published on: 20 Oct 2014

<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: 8 Oct 2014

<p>October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month</p>

October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Classified as: neuroscience, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, brain tumour
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Published on: 6 Oct 2014

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.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological disease, Guy Rouleau, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Angela Genge
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Published on: 19 Sep 2014

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).

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute, neurodegenerative diseases, endocytosis, membrane trafficking, Peter McPherson, royal society of canada
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Published on: 10 Sep 2014

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.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Alan Evans, BigBrain, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 21 Aug 2014

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. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell growth will lead to a new strategy for glioblastoma treatment.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Neurology, brain tumours, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 4 Jul 2014

An international team of researchers has discovered a significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy (IGE), the most common form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research, published in this week’s issue of EMBO Reports, implicates a mutation in the gene for a protein, known as cotransporter KCC2. 

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, epilepsy, neurological disease, Guy Rouleau, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 16 Jun 2014

What is ALS?

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological disease, ALS, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 2 Jun 2014

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University, is a recipient of The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Brenda Milner, memory, Neurology, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 29 May 2014

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, schizophrenia, autism, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Ruthazer
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Published on: 27 May 2014

Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, is being awarded the Prix d’excellence 2014 by the Collège des médecins du Québec, for his outstanding contributions to neurogenetics and medicine. Dr. Rouleau accepts the award today at a ceremony at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.

TRIBUTE VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1np0tJH

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, medicine, Guy Rouleau, Neurology, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 9 May 2014

What’s new at The Neuro

Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological, Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis, MS, faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 30 Apr 2014

Dr. Michael Petrides is a co-recipient of one of only 24 Program Grants awarded worldwide by the Human Frontier Science Program, an international organization that supports new research in complex biological systems. Dr. Petrides is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, as well as Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Petrides, faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 17 Apr 2014

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological disease, schizophrenia, Neurology
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Published on: 2 Apr 2014

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