April 2016

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month The Neuro – A Major Force in Parkinson’s Disease Research and Treatment For many years, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital has conducted studies that have led to a greater understanding of the nature of Parkinson’s disease (PD). About 100,000 Canadians have PD, a motor neuron disease generally associated […]


March 2016

The Neuro ICU – Gold Status in infection control. Front line nurses – the key to success Last December, the Neuro’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) accomplished a spectacular feat that all members of the team can be truly proud of. They achieved Gold Status in the Be Line Wise Program by maintaining zero central venous […]


February 2016

Personality of the Year 2015 Dr. Kevin Petrecca and his colleague Dr. Frederic Leblond (Polytechnique Montréal) were named personality of the year 2015 in the science category by the Montréal newspaper La Presse. Learn more   Learning a Second Language May Depend on How your Brain Talks to Itself Denise Klein and colleagues at the Montreal […]


December 2015

NeurExcellence Every year the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital celebrates and honours the achievements of the Neuro community by holding the NeurExcellence awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding individual contributions to The Neuro and recognize the individuals that make this institution the world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care it is today. Learn more […]


September 2015

Breakthrough in “marriage-broker” protein Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases MNI scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding an important protein that appears to act as a kind of cellular “marriage broker.” The protein called Netrin1 brings cells together and maintains their healthy relationships. Netrin1 plays an essential role in the […]


August 2015

Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain) Study fuels nature versus nurture debate How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by Robert Zatorre and colleagues, with collaborators in Germany found […]


July 2015

June was Stroke Awareness Month The Neuro Becomes A Centre For Tertiary Stroke Care Time is brain: for every minute a stroke is left untreated, 2 million brain cells are destroyed. The sooner patients are treated, the higher the chances of survival with fewer disabilities. Patients with acute strokes and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are […]


May 2015

May – Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month What’s new in MS at The Neuro The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC has Canada’s oldest MS clinic but is always innovating – striving for progress and better treatments for patients. Each year, the clinic treats around two thousand patients […]


April 2015

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is at the forefront of Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Parkinson’s patients are seen at The Neuro’s Movement Disorders Clinic and the Montreal General Hospital. Read more      Tango dancing could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people […]


March 2015

A unique album: 30 years of imaging the brain The McConnell Brain Imaging Centre celebrated its 30th anniversary on February 11 with a day-long event that looked at the past and next three decades of producing a wide palette of neuro-images, and advancing our knowledge of brain function and neurological disease. Read more     […]