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How HIV affects the brain

Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

Published: 1Dec2016

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Peter McPherson Lab of the MNI: A neuron in culture was transduced with a virus that expresses a green fluorescent protein and an inhibitory RNA that causes loss of the DENND5A protein. The neurons where then stained with a marker of neuronal processes in red.

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.

Published: 28Nov2016

MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

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 just as they are beginning to walk.

Published: 24Nov2016

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

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

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University who are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS will share in $3.9 million in research funding, part of $4.5 million announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada.

Published: 23Nov2016

Olfactory perception influenced by background and semantic information

When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at the Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the same language and many traditions, their reactions to the same smells can be different.

Published: 21Nov2016

The Neuro Celebrates #GivingTuesday on November 29

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, created to counteract the consumerism-based Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This year, The Neuro is celebrating #GivingTuesday by inviting the community to fund the Giving Tuesday Travel Award – which will allow a talented student or fellow to present their research at a national or international scientific meeting.

Published: 8Nov2016

HEADS UP Concussion Event

27Jan201717:00
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An all-star lineup of experts in the fields of sports and neurology will share a stage on Jan. 27 to discuss concussions, a serious injury that has only recently been getting the attention it deserves.

Evans receives Quebec honour

2016 Prix Wilder-Penfield recognizes monumental work in brain imaging and mapping

Dr. Alan Evans has become the latest researcher to receive the Province of Quebec’s most prestigious scientific award, the 2016 Prix Wilder-Penfield, named after The Neuro’s founder. 

Published: 5Nov2016

Quebec federation honours Dr. Tampieri

Neuroradiologist recognized for her innovations in healthcare

The Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists (Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec), an umbrella organization embracing medical specialist groups in the province, has chosen Dr. Donatella Tampieri of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) as one of three recipients of its 2016 Prix d’excellence en innovations des soins de santé. The award recognizes Dr. Tampieri’s exceptional career in providing quality healthcare that is accessible, efficient, and safe.

Published: 4Nov2016

Data Science suggests that Shakespeare may have had a famous co-author on three of his plays

The title page of the new Oxford edition of Shakespeare's three Henry VI plays will, for the first time ever, include the words "by William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe". Most people have heard of Shakespeare's hunchback king Richard III.

Published: 1Nov2016

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