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Brighter prospects for chronic pain

Researchers use optogenetics to produce pain relief by shutting off neurons with light The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Brain responses found to originate from previously unknown source

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders. The researchers detected frequency-following responses (FFR) coming from a part of the brain not previously known to emit them. FFRs are neural signals generated in the brain when people hear sounds.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2016

Scientists and Clinicians at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital receive funding for ALS research

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge One Year Later On November 19 2015, marking the anniversary of the announcement of the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge results and partnership between ALS Canada and Brain Canada, ALS Canada was at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, to announce the final recipients of their 2015 grant competition. Four researchers and clinicians at The Neuro were among those recipients for their groundbreaking work in the ALS research field.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, MNI, ALS
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Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Parkinson's disease: a new tool for health care professionals aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders. A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, especially in the early stages. The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease. 

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Published on : 17 Nov 2015

A Brillant Night - Raising awareness and funds for brain tumor research

Join us for the first edition of A Brilliant Night at the spectacular new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal for a unique event on October 21st to support the latest in brain tumor research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. A BRILLIANT CAUSE

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Published on : 13 Oct 2015

Faculty Positions at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University

The Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University invites applications for four Assistant Professors who will focus on one or more of our priority areas:

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Published on : 26 Jan 2015

McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Four innovative projects led by McGill University researchers have been selected to receive major grants under the Canada Brain Research Fund.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2014

A revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

Imagine being able to zoom into the brain to see various cells the way we zoom into Google maps of the world and can see houses on a street.  And keep in mind that the brain is considered the most complex structure in the universe with 86 billion neurons.  Zooming in is now possible thanks to a new brain atlas with unprecedented resolution.  BigBrain is the first 3D  microstructural model of the entire human brain, and is free and publicly available to researchers world-wide.

Classified as : External, neuroscience, MNI
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Published on : 20 Jun 2013

Renowned Quebec scientist to head the Neuro

“The Neuro is a tremendous asset to Quebec that contributes directly to the advancement of science and health on a regional and international scale,” said Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill. “It plays a pivotal role in expanding our basic knowledge of the neurosciences, and applying this knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease and the improvement of countless lives in this province and beyond. With the appointment of Dr. Rouleau, we look forward with great confidence to building on the Neuro’s global reputation.”

Classified as : External, Guy Rouleau, MNI, scientist
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Published on : 09 Nov 2012