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2014-04-09 08:33:57

MONTREAL, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, announced today that it received an important donation from Montreal-based Vigilant Global to purchase urgently needed clinical care equipment. The donation allowed The Neuro to acquire seven portable vital sign monitors which have far-reaching implications for the quality of care provided to patients....

New Evidence Confirms Link Between Brain Cortex And IQ
2014-03-04 13:56:35

McGill University Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. The study has potentially wide-ranging implications for the...

2013-05-10 11:45:18

Research opens door to new drug therapies for Parkinson´s disease McGill University researchers have unlocked a new door to developing drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson´s disease. Collaborating teams led by Dr. Edward A. Fon at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, and  Dr. Kalle Gehring  in the Department of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, have discovered the three-dimensional structure of the protein Parkin. Mutations in Parkin...

2013-05-02 08:38:39

TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Years of steadfast Canadian commitment to advancing high-risk, high-potential research pays new dividends in the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Canadian scientists are major players on the international scene in terms of discoveries, productivity, collaborations in clinical trials and contributions to science. Based on peer-reviewed publications per capita, Canadian scientists are leaders in the G8. From May 4-6, international...

Silent Watchmen Attack To Defend The Nervous System
2012-10-16 17:20:26

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters. Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body. Now new research from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro - at McGill...

2012-09-21 23:01:39

Free program includes expert talks about research and therapies. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 University Hospitals (UH) Neurological Institute´s Movement Disorders Center will host its fourth Parkinson´s Boot Camp on Oct. 13th, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Landerhaven Executive Caterers, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124. This free, hands-on event will demonstrate exercise techniques, mind and body wellness practices, and invigorating skills to...

2012-03-24 04:43:19

A collaboration by an international consortium of researchers led by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University have linked the discovery of a mutation in a mitochondrial gene in fruit flies that causes the loss of neurologic function (a neurodegenerative set of characteristics or phenotype) and a progressive recessively inherited ataxia or neurodegenerative disorder in humans. A report in the online, open access journal PLoS...

2012-02-29 12:41:31

Activating the visual cortex improves our sense of smell A new study reveals for the first time that activating the brain's visual cortex with a small amount of electrical stimulation actually improves our sense of smell. The finding published in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, revises our understanding of the complex biology of the senses in...

2012-02-13 23:13:22

It´s Valentine´s Day, he forgot to bring flowers, and somehow that painfully sad look on her face is simply not registering in his mind.  Could be it´s a problem in his prefrontal cortex? Neuropsychology researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro, McGill University, have found that two areas of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are critical for either detecting or distinguishing emotions from facial expressions.  People with damage...

2011-11-04 13:00:00

$100,000 prize honors female scientists who have made extraordinary contributions to biomedical science NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brenda Milner, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, was awarded the 2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from The Rockefeller University yesterday. The prize, which honors female scientists who have made extraordinary contributions to biomedical science and...