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GPS puts our brains on autopilot and that could be shrinking our grey matter

Published: 29Nov2016

“In the past we may never have had to go on autopilot. With GPS, you might have even less of a reason to pull out that cognitive map. The hippocampus may be lacking this requirement to work for...

Why the grey jay soared to victory as Canada's would-be national bird

Published: 28Nov2016

Op-ed by David M. Bird, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, McGill University, and Leader of Team Gray Jay.  Read more: Montreal Gazette

Marketplace tests today's weed

Published: 28Nov2016

Dr. Mark Ware, an associate professor of family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University, who is serving as vice-chair of the federal task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana,...

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. 

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.

MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

Published: 24Nov2016

Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers...

Who’s top monkey? How social status affects immune health

Published: 24Nov2016

“There's really a lot of plasticity in the way the cells are responding to infection that is directly controlled by social status,” says study co-author Luis Barreiro of McGill University....

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

Published: 24Nov2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute...

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

Published: 23Nov2016

MNI scientists will study stem cells, genetic mutations to develop new treatments...

Opinion: Canada's private dental care system fails the most vulnerable

Published: 23Nov2016

Op-Ed by Paul Allison, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University and president of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. He will be speaking on this topic, along with a...

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