Open labs

The Early Drug Discovery Unit (EDDU) at the Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro) works to accelerate drug discovery, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of people living with neurological diseases.

Our starting tools include induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) made from patients, from which we can derive brain cells (neurons, astrocytes, etc.). We can even grow the iPSCs in 3D cultures to make neural organoids (also known as ‘mini-brains’) that we can use to model neurological diseases.

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Published on: 5 Feb 2020

Did you know that voice disorders are an emerging global health problem?

In fact, voice disorders affect nearly 30% of the general population and 80% of professional voice users (such as teachers, singers, etc.) who rely on their voice to make a living! Here at the Voice and Upper Airway Research Laboratory (VUA Lab), we focus on advancing personalized medicine in voice and upper airway

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Published on: 5 Feb 2020

Plasma is the 4th state of matter, and represents 99% of the Universe! On Earth, plasmas are observed in auroras and lightning strokes. In your everybody life, they provide the light in fluorescent tubes and are used to sterilize water. They are the hidden tools used to deposit the protective layers on aircraft engine parts, to build microprocessors, to convert waste into energy, to recover precious metals from scraps, to produce steel and the powders of additive manufacturing. Did you know that they are also used in medicine, agriculture, energy and even to play music?

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Published on: 7 Oct 2019
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