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Happy Birthday Brenda!

Scientist Brenda Milner, born in 1918, pioneered memory research

Pioneering neuropsychologist Brenda Milner turns 100 today. Milner made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of human memory.  

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Published: 15 Jul 2018

Unique brain “fingerprint” can predict drug effectiveness

Technique can be used to better categorize patients with neurological disease, according to their therapeutic needs

Personalized medicine – delivering therapies specially tailored to a patient’s unique physiology – has been a goal of researchers and doctors for a long time. New research provides a way of delivering personalized treatments to patients with neurological disease.

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Published: 10 Jul 2018

Pathway of Alzheimer’s degeneration discovered

Finding is key for future treatment and earlier diagnosis 

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University have used a unique approach to track brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, uncovering a pathway through which degeneration spreads from one region to another.

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Published: 4 Jul 2018

New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

Montreal — In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism.

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Published: 26 Jun 2018

$10-million gift strengthens McGill’s commitment to brain research, young researchers and faster results for patients

Endowment to bolster big-data research and help establish Global Brain Consortium at Ludmer Centre

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Published: 20 Jun 2018

Genes associated with infantile forms of schizophrenia identified

Discovery will aid diagnosis and development of treatments

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University have identified novel genes associated with a specific form of schizophrenia.

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Published: 19 Jun 2018

Stroke Awareness Month – June, 2018

Award-winning unit will add 10 new beds this year

 

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in Canada. Each year, some 14,000 Canadians die as a result of a stroke.

June is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness of the causes and effects of stroke as well as its treatment.

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Published: 14 Jun 2018

June is ALS Month

A look at the latest ALS research and clinical care at The Neuro

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terrible disease with no known cure. Research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is uncovering data that could help find effective treatments for ALS. 

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Published: 7 Jun 2018

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Neuro’s Alain Ptito is focussing public attention on the danger of concussion

By Victor Swoboda

On the day that you read this, more than 400 Canadians on average will suffer a concussion or some other brain injury.

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Published: 1 Jun 2018

$1M donation to support autism research powered by open science

Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation shares The Neuro’s open science vision to accelerate drug discovery and find new and effective treatments for autism spectrum disorders

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Published: 29 May 2018

Philanthropy and government unite to advance research and patient care and to establish leading edge facilities and technologies at The Neuro

Today, May 23, 2018, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) gratefully acknowledged significant government funding and unveiled the Thinking Ahead Campaign (2007-2013) donor wall as a tribute and thank you to the many people who helped transform The Neuro’s ability to deliver cutting-edge research and clinical care....

Published: 23 May 2018

CENTECH’s Propulsion Program will help Innodem Neurosciences succeed globally

CENTECH, a Montreal-based technology incubator, announced earlier that it has selected a company founded by Dr. Etienne de Villers-Sidani for its Propulsion Program, which helps the most innovative start-ups move from the initial development phase to commercializing their products and services on the international market. Dr....

Published: 16 May 2018

MS Month 2018: Care and research at The Neuro

May is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Month. Laboratory and clinical studies related to MS involve about 50 members of The Neuro’s staff. They study the disease in all its aspects and at every stage with the help of the most advanced brain imaging technology and the latest cell biology techniques....

Published: 4 May 2018

Early HIV treatment key to avoiding brain atrophy

New study underlines importance of early screening and antiretroviral therapy

While the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has largely dropped from news headlines since the 1990s, at the end of 2016 there were 36.7 million people living with the infection, and of those only 53 per cent had access to treatment. A new study underscores the neurological consequences of exposure to HIV without antiretroviral therapy.

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Published: 3 May 2018

The Neuro signs agreement with Chinese and Cuban institutes

Partners agree to share resources, establish steering committee for closer collaboration

On April 20, 2018, Canadian, Chinese and Cuban neuroscience institutes strengthened an existing partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Chengdu, China.

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Published: 23 Apr 2018

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