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Dr. Eduardo Franco receives honorary doctorate from University Fernando Pessoa

On March 16, Dr. Eduardo Franco, Chair of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University, was in Porto, Portugal to receive an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the University Fernando Pessoa.

Published: 23 Mar 2018

Physical and Occupational Therapy students develop toolkit to manage PTSD



By the Spotting PTSD team

Spotting PTSD is an evidence-informed toolkit for the prevention and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in first and emergency responders. The creation of the toolkit first began as a student-initiated master’s project and became a passion and clinical foundation for several team members.

Published: 22 Mar 2018

Cancer probe chosen for top science discovery

2017 Québec Science Discovery of the Year Award goes to the cancer-detection probe developed by Kevin Petrecca and Frédéric Leblond

Québec Science magazine’s 25-year tradition continues: every fall, a jury comprised of researchers and journalists selects the top 10 most impressive discoveries in Quebec in the past year and the public is asked to vote to select the winner....

Published: 19 Mar 2018

Domingo Sarmiento Distinction awarded to Dr. Morales

Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Morales, who has been awarded the prestigious Domingo Sarmiento Distinction by the Senate of Argentina for his contributions to medical science.

Published: 9 Mar 2018

Neuro XXceptional: Celebrating exceptional women

Women scientists and clinicians are creators and changemakers, expanding the boundaries of human knowledge


The Neuro has launched Neuro XXceptional - an exciting new year-long video series featuring women who tell us what drove them to become scientists and clinicians, and what they love about their work. At The Neuro, these exceptional professionals are improving the lives of patients, helping us understand how the brain works and how to treat neurological disease.

Published: 8 Mar 2018

The Neuro joins neuroscience data sharing partnership

Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform will make disseminating and publishing data easier

Modern neuroscience research can produce massive amounts of data, which researchers can use to find patterns revealing anything from the first physiological signs of Alzheimer’s disease to a new drug target that could stop neurodegeneration. However, this data must be stored, processed, and distributed effectively.

Published: 19 Feb 2018

Extended hours for McIntyre 3rd floor start February 12

Message posted on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine

Starting Monday February 12th, 2018, the opening hours for the McIntyre Medical Building 3rd floor study space will be extended weekly at night until 20:30 from Monday to Thursday ONLY.

The opening hours are as follows: 

- Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 20:30

- Friday from 09:00 to 17:00

Published: 8 Feb 2018

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Volume in brain region linked to physiological changes characteristic of AD

New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide a sensitive but non-invasive test for AD before cognitive symptoms appear.

Published: 19 Dec 2017

New Open Science partnership will pave way for better treatments, faster

NeuroSGC created to increase volume and quality of cell assays for drug discovery

A new partnership between the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) will use a unique open science framework to help scientists discover new targets for drug development for neurological diseases.

Published: 6 Dec 2017

The MNI forms promising Open Science partnership with Takeda

Industry and academia team up for the benefit of people suffering from ALS

A unique industry-academia partnership will increase the rate at which promising drug compounds can be tested as potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure that affects 200,000 people worldwide.

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Now you like it, now you don’t

Brain stimulation can change how much we enjoy and value music

Enjoyment of music is considered a subjective experience; what one person finds gratifying, another may find irritating. Music theorists have long emphasized that although musical taste is relative, our enjoyment of music, be it classical or heavy metal, arises, among other aspects, from structural features of music, such as chord or rhythm patterns that generate anticipation and expectancy.

Published: 20 Nov 2017

Transformative donation of $16 million establishes new autism research centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute

The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research will foster innovations in therapy and a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

A new research centre in Montreal will help lift the shroud of mystery surrounding autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and lead to the development of better diagnostic tools and more effective therapies for people with autism.

Published: 23 Oct 2017

The Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns

A Brilliant Night has donated a total of $1.6 million since 2015

A night dedicated to the memory of those lost to brain cancer and in honour of those still fighting the disease will raise money for research that will lead to better treatments.

Published: 10 Oct 2017

Predicting when a sound will occur relies on the brain’s motor system

Research shows how the brain’s motor signals sharpen our ability to decipher complex sound flows

Whether it is dancing or just tapping one foot to the beat, we all experience how auditory signals like music can induce movement. Now new research suggests that motor signals in the brain actually sharpen sound perception, and this effect is increased when we move in rhythm with the sound.

Published: 5 Oct 2017