Exercise to change the brain


Dr. Marc Roig, an assistant professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, is using high-intensity cardiovascular exercise with Parkinson’s patients to provoke changes in the brain that make it easier to train itself to relearn motor tasks.

McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging


The Weston Brain Institute awards over $30 million nationally for high-risk, high-reward translational research projects to help speed up the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. The Institute will help fund the work of five McGill researchers.

Researchers learn more about how Parkinson’s disease spreads


Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro – at McGill and the McGill University Health Centre, have made advances in understanding the process involved in the progression and spread of Parkinson’s disease within the brain.

Tango dancing may help Parkinson’s patients


Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease, according to findings in a new study by researchers at McGill, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, and and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The study looked at changes in patients’ motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.