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ALS – Fostering awareness of a devastating disease

ALS takes away the patient’s motor functions one at a time, and the progress of finding effective drugs to counter its insidious effects has been slow. June is ALS Month, a good time to update the public on the latest developments in ALS research taking place at The Neuro.

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is recognized as a leading Canadian centre for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as well as for its care of ALS patients.

Published: 2 Jun 2017

June is Stroke Month

The Neuro is an important centre for stroke care in Montreal

 

The Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro) is marking Stroke Month in June to increase public awareness about the dangers of this serious condition, and the importance of early intervention. A Canadian suffers a stroke every ten minutes. Each year, about 14,000 Canadians die of stroke, making stroke the third-leading cause of death in this country.

Published: 1 Jun 2017

Graduate Student FRQS Competition 2017-2018

Masters

Sarah McIlwaine

Tatiana Sanchez

Johnson ying

Jishian Ravinthiran

 

Doctoral

Nevicia Case

Manal El Deb

Kathleen MacDonald

 

Resident - research

Dr. Anthony Gifuni (Phase I)

 

 

Published: 23 May 2017

Dr. Srividya Iyer - Recipient of the 2017 Maude Abbott Prize

Dr. Srividya Iyer has been selected as the laureate of the 2017 Maude Abbott Prize!

This award was established in 2010 by the Faculty of Medicine in order to recognize outstanding female faculty members at an early career stage who have excelled in education, research or administration.

Congratulations!

 

Published: 19 May 2017

FRSQ Competition results 2017-2018

Congratulations to the FRSQ Competition 2017-2018 winners!

Chercheurs-bousiers Dr. Xiangfei Meng Dr. Jamie Near Dr. Brett Thombs

Chercheurs-bousiers cliniciens Dr. Michael Bodnar Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich Dr. Tuong-Vi Nguyen Dr. Soham Rej Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto

Published: 17 May 2017

CIHR Fall 2016 Project Grant and Bridge Grant results

Congratulations to the CIHR 2016 Project Grant and Bridge Grant winners!

Published: 17 May 2017

Turning skin cells into brain cells

Microglia, critical to Alzheimer’s research, can now be produced artificially

The quest for better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a powerful new tool at its disposal — the ability to artificially generate brain cells that have been shown to play an important role in the disease function.

Published: 16 May 2017

The Haidar Lab has a new website!

Welcome to our new website! 

Published: 1 May 2017

Neuro researchers receive grants from Canada Brain Research Fund

Brain diseases and disorders are the leading cause of disability, directly affecting one in three Canadians as well as millions of family members, friends, colleagues and caregivers. The Government of Canada recognizes the significant impact on the health of Canadians, and supports Canadian research on the brain and related diseases and disorders

Published: 27 Apr 2017

Improving memory with magnets

Discovery expands our understanding of how we remember sound

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

Published: 27 Mar 2017

International Human Epigenome Consortium studies mark major step forward for epigenetics research

One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from studying the human genome, but have only partially unveiled the processes underlying cell determination. The identity of each cell type is largely defined by an instructive layer of molecular annotations on top of the genome – the epigenome – which acts as a blueprint unique to each cell type and developmental stage.

Published: 17 Nov 2016

New hope for treatment of multiple sclerosis

A new study led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the MUHC, gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better treatments.

Published: 23 Oct 2015

Medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain

“This is the first and largest study of the long term safety of medical cannabis use by patients suffering from chronic pain ever conducted,” says lead author, Dr. Ware, pain specialist at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC and associate professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University. “We found that medical cannabis, when used by patients who are experienced users, and as part of a monitored treatment program for chronic pain over one year, appears to have a reasonable safety profile.”

Published: 29 Sep 2015

Rosalind Goodman loses battle with cancer

McGill University is mourning the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life on Monday, Aug. 11.

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Published: 12 Aug 2014

An Anxious History of Valium

What a drag it is getting old—or is it? Valium's heyday is long past, but it lives on as a cultural icon

"Mother needs something today to calm her down," goes the 1966 Rolling Stones hit "Mother's Little Helper." "And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill."

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Published: 19 Nov 2013

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