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One small step for neurons, one giant leap for nerve cell repair

The repair of damaged nerve cells is a major problem in medicine today. A new study by researchers at the Montreal NeurologicaI Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University, is a significant advance towards a solution for neuronal repair.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2009

Why one way of learning is better than another

A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University reveals that different patterns of training and learning lead to different types of memory formation.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

“Will genetics transform clinical medicine?"

World-renowned expert in immunology and genetics, Professor Sir John Bell is coming to Montreal as the guest of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and the Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Published on : 25 Sep 2009

McGill’s new Integrated Program in Neuroscience: All of McGill Neuroscience. Together in One Location.

The Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) is McGill’s brand new, inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary neuroscience program for graduate students. As Canada’s largest training program for neuroscience students, this new program will bring together and encourage synergy amongst faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and students from different backgrounds all with a neuroscience focus.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2009

Brenda Milner wins international Balzan Prize

Dr. Brenda Milner, the Dorothy J. Killam Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, is one of four recipients of the prestigious International Balzan Prize for 2009. Each awardee will receive approximately $1 million CDN (one million swiss francs), half of which must be designated for research. The announcement was made by the Balzan Foundation Monday in Milan, Italy.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2009

Getting wired: how the brain does it

In a new study, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University have found an important mechanism involved in setting up the vast communications network of connections in the brain.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2009

Physicians at The Neuro first in North America to offer a new stent for patients with intracranial aneurysms

A new and advanced technology is now available to patients with large, broad neck intracranial aneurysms. Physicians at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) at the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University were the first in North America to implant a specialized intracranial stent, providing innovative treatment for intracranial aneurysms.

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Published on : 19 Aug 2009

Human mind: sound and vision wired through same ‘black box’

Sounds and images share a similar neural code in the human brain, according to a new Canadian study. In the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists from the Université de Montréal and the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University explain how the same neural code in the brain allows people to distinguish between different types of sounds,

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Published on : 12 Aug 2009

Discovery of genetic mutation in Leigh syndrome

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University have discovered a genetic mutation underlying late-onset Leigh syndrome, a rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized by the degeneration of the central nervous system.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2009

Scientists capture the first image of memories being made

The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and University of California, Los Angeles has captured an image for the first time of a mechanism, specifically protein translation, which...

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Published on : 18 Jun 2009

The Neuro receives donation of $500,000 to fund the first National Bank Post-Doctoral Fellowship in stem cell research

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and the Experimental Therapeutics Program (ETP) are pleased to acknowledge National Bank Financial Group for its $500,000 donation to The Neuro’s Thinking Ahead Campaign to create the National Bank Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics. The first fellowship will fund a revolutionary stem cell research project that will ad

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Published on : 10 Jun 2009

Dr. Brenda Milner appointed Grand Officer of the Order of Quebec

Dr. Brenda Milner, the Dorothy J. Killam Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, has had an extraordinary influence on the shape of neuroscience. The origins of modern cognitive neuroscience of memory can be traced directly to her rigorous and imaginative studies. Dr. Milner's research focuses on cognitive function in the frontal and temporal lobes of humans.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2009

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Fact Sheet

About ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating neurodegenerative disease affecting between two and five people per 100,000. Approximately 2,500 - 3,000 Canadian adults currently live with ALS. 80% per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis. The major symptoms of ALS are muscle weakness and wasting, progressively wor

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Published on : 09 Jun 2009

Cancer and Immunity: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Single Proteins

The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, about the positive and negative aspects of the same person, could also apply to proteins. Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs), are known to have negative effects by promoting the development of many cancers.

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Published on : 27 May 2009

“Thinking Ahead” for MS

Scotiabank today announced a donation of $500,000 to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital’s (The Neuro) “Thinking Ahead” campaign, which will expand the hospital’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic. The expanded facility will result in improved service and care for people with MS.

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Published on : 26 May 2009