August 2016

Researchers Open New Path of Discovery in Parkinson’s Disease

A team of scientists from the University of Montreal and The Neuro have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson’s disease are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson’s to autoimmune disease.

Learn more about this ground-breaking discovery!


Seeing What the Eyes are Telling Us

The eyes are nothing without the brain. While the eyes capture the photons reflecting off our surrounding environment, it’s the brain’s job to convert that information into something meaningful.

Learn more about how researchers are finding ways to compensate for brain impairments and improve vision.


Solving the HSP Puzzle

Researchers from The Neuro have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.

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Alzheimer’s First Indicator

Researchers at The Neuro have discovered that a decrease in blood supply to the brain is the first physiological harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease.

Learn more (in French)

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Minister of Science Visits The Neuro

Guy Rouleau, Director of The Neuro, was among those who welcomed Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, Government of Canada, to The Neuro on July 6, 2016. Minister Duncan’s visit included stops at the Big Brain Lab and iPS Cell Platform Lab.

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