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How much do obesity and addictions overlap?

Food can trigger overconsumption similar to alcohol and drugs, but it is not the whole story

A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions to alcohol or drugs. But obesity is also a complex condition that cannot be fully explained by the addiction model.

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Published: 30 Oct 2019

Gut hormone increases response to food

Ghrelin promotes conditioning to food-related odours

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Published: 12 Dec 2018

The link between obesity, the brain, and genetics

When it comes to weight gain, the problem may be mostly in our heads, and our genes

Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research.

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Published: 28 Aug 2018

The Neuro marks Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time to give special attention to a disease that affects approximately 100,000 Canadians. As a centre for both research and clinical treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) offers many specialized services and opportunities to participate in research to PD patients.

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Published: 9 Apr 2018

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Multidisciplinary care and cutting-edge research share space at The Neuro

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is recognized worldwide for its research and clinical expertise in Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is a motor neuron disease that is generally associated with old age, but people can also develop it in their thirties and forties.

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Published: 1 Apr 2017

The Neuro – A Major Force in Parkinson’s Disease Research and Treatment

The Neuro – A Major Force in Parkinson’s Disease Research and Treatment

For many years, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre have conducted studies that have led to a greater understanding of the nature of Parkinson’s disease (PD). About 100,000 Canadians have PD, a motor neuron disease generally associated with old age, but which can also appear in a person’s thirties or forties.

Published: 5 Apr 2016

New study maps the progression of Parkinson’s disease within the brain

Montreal Neurological Institute scientists shed light on the mechanism that could be driving the spread of Parkinson’s along neuronal highways

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made advances in understanding the process involved in the progression and spread of Parkinson’s disease (PD) within the brain. 

Published: 22 Sep 2015

Neuro awarded over $15 M in CIHR funding

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.

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Published: 28 Jul 2015

April - Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, is at the forefront of Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Parkinson’s patients are seen at The Neuro’s Movement Disorders Clinic and the Montreal General Hospital. Approximately 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease.

The Neuro to introduce experimental drug treatment

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Published: 2 Apr 2015

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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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