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McGill Newsroom

Gift expands scholarship program at McGill with $3.5 million gift

$3.5 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh, will make a major contribution to the field of brain research at the University and provide expanded support to the Victor Dahdaleh-Clinton Foundation Scholarship program.  

Classified as: Scholarships, neuroscience, gift, university advancement, science and technology, neuroproject, neuroprojects, victor dahdaleh, brain research, Victor Dahdaleh-Clinton Foundation Scholarship program
Published on: 26 May 2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity

It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, medicine, neuroproject, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Control of body weight, Leptin
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Published on: 11 May 2016

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

 

Multiple sclerosis treatment and research has long been a focus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, known simply as The Neuro, an illustrious member of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Indeed, The Neuro introduced Canada’s first MS clinic. The clinic’s highly specialized staff employs the latest research data and treatment methods in a clinical atmosphere of innovation and progress.

Classified as: neuroscience, Research, Multiple Sclerosis, MS
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Published on: 2 May 2016

Un expert québécois soignera les plaies des centaines de victimes des attentats de Paris aux prises avec un syndrome de stress post-traumatique. La méthode du Montréalais Alain Brunet, spécialiste en traumatismes, sera utilisée dans 14 hôpitaux parisiens auprès de plus de 400 patients.

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Classified as: neuroscience, Alain Brunet, PTSD, neuroprojects
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Published on: 27 Apr 2016

McGill Newsroom

Discovery offers hope for more effective treatments of deadly glioblastomas

A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Lady Davis Institute, science and technology, tumor, glioblastoma, tumour, Jahani-Asl, OSMR, neuroproject
Published on: 25 Apr 2016

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.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute, pain, optogenetics, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), health and lifestyle, philippe seguela, Louise and Alan Evans Foundation, neuroproject
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Published on: 20 Apr 2016

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made a breakthrough in understanding an important protein that appears to act as a kind of cellular “marriage broker.” The protein called Netrin1 brings cells together and maintains their healthy relationships. Netrin1 plays an essential role in the growth of the human organism, directing cell migration and the formation of cell circuits both at the embryo stage and after birth.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Tim Kennedy, netrin
Published on: 12 Aug 2015

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Development, Tim Kennedy, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, netrin
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Published on: 12 Aug 2015

Researchers get inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact, long-term programs

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University have been awarded over $15 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grants are part of over $600 million in national funding, announced July 28 by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR
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Published on: 28 Jul 2015

Study fuels nature versus nurture debate

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

Classified as: music, neuroscience, brain, training, Robert Zatorre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research
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Published on: 28 Jul 2015

New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for chronic pain—which is by far the most prevalent human health condition—and the way we execute basic biomedical research using mice.

Classified as: neuroscience, Research, health, chronic, pain, mice, Mogil, McGill News, medications, sex differences, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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Published on: 29 Jun 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

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

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