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A sweet solution to hard brain implants

Study uses sugar to make and deliver pudding-like brain implants that reduce foreign body response

Brain implants are used to treat neurological dysfunction, and their use for enhancing cognitive abilities is a promising field of research. Implants can be used to monitor brain activity or stimulate parts of the brain using electrical pulses. In epilepsy, for example, brain implants can determine where in the brain seizures are happening.

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Published: 4 May 2021

More than $1.8M to support open EEG data

Brain Canada grant will aid research into neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders

 

Electroencephalography (EEG) is an important tool in understanding the mechanism of brain disorders. Research in the field has gotten a major boost thanks to a $1.85M grant from Brain Canada to support EEGNet, an open repository for EEG data that helps scientists investigate neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Published: 1 Apr 2021

Study links genes with function across the human brain

Comparing two neural maps reveals the roles of genes in cognition, perception and feeling

Many psychiatric disorders have genetic causes, but the exact mechanism of how genes influence higher brain function remains a mystery. A new study provides a map linking the genetic signature of functions across the human brain, a tool that may provide new targets for future treatments.

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Published: 25 Mar 2021

Neurological disease and brain plasticity research gets major funding boost

The Canada Foundation for Innovation supports innovative projects that tackle global challenges

Exciting initiatives involving researchers at The Neuro are among the latest getting support under The Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Innovation Fund competition.

Published: 19 Mar 2021

Major funding announced for brain imaging at The Neuro

$4.67M from Brain Canada will help probe the brain’s mysteries and create international research links

Research at The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) of McGill University will receive a major boost thanks to a $4.67M grant from Brain Canada’s Platform Support Grant (PSG) program.

Published: 3 Mar 2021

Multiple ALS projects at The Neuro awarded funding

Program brings together multidisciplinary teams with expertise in various areas of neurodegenerative disease

 

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Published: 15 Feb 2021

Scientists show what loneliness looks like in the brain

Neural “signature” may reflect how we respond to feelings of social isolation

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Published: 15 Dec 2020

Big data analysis suggests role of brain connectivity in epilepsy-related atrophy

Large multi-site study accurately predicts damage to grey matter by disease

An international study has found a link between the brain’s network connections and grey matter atrophy caused by certain types of epilepsy, a major step forward in our understanding of the disease.

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Published: 2 Dec 2020

Order of Canada is bestowed on Dr. Guy Rouleau

Doctor has dedicated his life to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, is being recognized with Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada, for his outstanding contributions as a clinician-scientist and as a leader in health care.

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Published: 27 Nov 2020

Four early-career researchers receive leadership grants

Brain Canada program supports paradigm-shifting neuroscience that improves the lives of Canadians

Four researchers at The Neuro — Boris Bernhardt, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jean-Francois Poulin, and Jo Anne Stratton — have received grants to support their work in the early-career stage, after being chosen from 150 talented applicants.

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Published: 9 Nov 2020

Researchers awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer’s

Work will tell us how loneliness interacts with brain structure and function in normal aging and pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease

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Published: 7 Oct 2020

Deconstructing glioblastoma complexity reveals its pattern of development

Study identifies rapidly dividing cancer stem cells that can respond to new therapies

Brain cancers have long been thought of as being resistant to treatments because of the presence of multiple types of cancer cells within each tumor. A new study uncovers a cancer cell hierarchy that originates from a single cancer cell type, which can be targeted to slow cancer growth.

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Published: 8 Jul 2020

Robert Zatorre wins major international award

C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize recognizes his seminal work in the cognition of music

Cognitive neuroscientist Robert Zatorre has been awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize in Cognitive Sciences.

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Published: 5 Jun 2020

Alan Evans receives prestigious Killam Prize

Award recognizes his collaborative work in neuroscience and neuroinformatics

Neuroscientist Alan Evans has been awarded the Killam Prize, one of Canada’s highest honours, for his numerous contributions to the understanding of the human brain.

Evans is an internationally recognized researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), James McGill Professor in Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Victor Dahdaleh Chair in Neurosciences.

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Published: 26 May 2020

The Neuro Supports the Open COVID Pledge

The Neuro proudly supports the Open COVID Pledge, which calls on academic institutions, industry, and other organizations to make their intellectual property available free of charge for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and minimizing its impact.

Published: 9 Apr 2020

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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.

 

 

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