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McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Program supports innovative research to advance understanding of the brain and brain diseases
Fri, 2014-09-12 12:05

Four innovative projects led by McGill University researchers have been selected to receive major grants under the Canada Brain Research Fund.

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Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds'

Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world's hottest researchers.
Wed, 2014-07-09 09:58

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Two McGill professors among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world's hottest researchers.

Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of the world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Study yields important clues to genetics of epilepsy

An international team of researchers has discovered a significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy (IGE), the most common form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research, published in this week’s issue of EMBO Reports, implicates a mutation in the gene for a protein, known as cotransporter KCC2.
Mon, 2014-06-16 14:57

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Over $3.7M awarded to McGill researchers

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding for researchers studying neurodevelopmental disorders from Government of Canada, 
The Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada
Thu, 2014-05-01 12:46

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Renowned Quebec scientist to head the Neuro

After a worldwide search, the renowned Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro – of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre has a new director, Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD, FRCPC, OQ. Dr. Rouleau, a prominent Quebec clinician-scientist recognized for his contributions to science and society, will also hold the Wilder Penfield Chair in Neuroscience as Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill. The appointment takes effect January 1, 2013.
Fri, 2012-11-09 11:09

“The Neuro is a tremendous asset to Quebec that contributes directly to the advancement of science and health on a regional and international scale,” said Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill. “It plays a pivotal role in expanding our basic knowledge of the neurosciences, and applying this knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease and the improvement of countless lives in this province and beyond. With the appointment of Dr. Rouleau, we look forward with great confidence to building on the Neuro’s global reputation.”

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro, Communications Associate
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