Neuro News



Gut hormone increases reponse to food


A new study from The Neuro shows that the hormone ghrelin found in the stomach makes us more vulnerable to tasty food smells, encouraging overeating and obesity.

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Caves, space, and neuroscience


The adverse conditions of cave exploration could be a valuable environment to better understand the effects of long-term spaceflight on the human brain, and the brain itself, according to researchers at The Neuro.


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New at the Neuro 



Georgia Niarchos is the new Associate Director of Neurosciences at the MUHC 


Ms. Georgia Narchos will oversee the organization of care and services within the Neurosciences Mission at the MUHC, based at The Neuro, starting January 21. 

Ms. Niarchos earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of British Columbia and a Master’s of Nursing from the Athabasca University in Alberta. She joined the MUHC in 1998. For the last 11 years, she has been Nurse Manager of the Neurology/Neurosurgery Department, the Traumatology Program and the Orthopedics Department. She has also worked on the Traumatic Brain Injury consolidation project and the Neuro Stroke Transition Plan. Ms. Niarchos possesses a heartfelt passion for patient care and is unwavering in her focus on promoting and supporting the highest of standards in clinical practice.





Maryse Thomas: #NeuroXXceptional


Maryse Thomas studies auditory neuroplasticity, which is how the sounds we hear shape our brains throughout our lives. Maryse is one of the founders and current Director of Useful Science - a website and podcast dedicated to making science more accessible.
Learn more about her in the latest NeuroXXceptional video.


Patient Stories


Adam Prashaw with neurosurgeon Dr. Andre Olivier


Father writes book about son with epilepsy who was treated at The Neuro


Rick Prashaw writes a book about son’s experience with epilepsy. “My son, Adam, was a patient at The Neuro for consultations, examination, preparation and two brain surgeries, in 2011 and 2015, to deal with his epilepsy. We came to consider it a second home at times.” 

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Fundraising Events



A Taste for Whisky


On Thursday, February 21 at Club Mont-Royal, warm up with an evening of whisky tasting! Guests of WhiskyFête 2019 can sample rare whiskies and taste fine food prepared by Chef Jean-Michel Baudenon. This is sure to be a whisky tasting experience like no other! WhiskyFête 2018 raised $40,000 for the Preston Robb Day Centre at The Neuro.

Buy your ticket(s) today! Proceeds will benefit The Neuro.




Scotiabank Charity Challenge: The Amazing (Neuro) Race is on!


On April 27-28 The Neuro will once again participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, an annual fundraising event held in conjunction with the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal. Come run, walk, or roll for The Neuro in a 5K, 10K or 21K race. Help us reach our goal of $40,000 and continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. FREE registration to all participants who raise $250 or more!
Contact or 514-398-5795 to learn more!


Neuro Noteworthy



Brain Imaging Centre Scientific Retreat 2018


On December 10, 2018, the McConnell Brain Imaging Center held its inaugural scientific retreat, bringing together the Centre’s faculty, staff and students for a day filled with lively discussion, informative talks, a poster competition and an engaging keynote presentation from Dr. Derek Jones, Director of the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Center in Wales, UK, who is a world expert in the development of methods for diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.

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Heather Munroe-Blum, named a 2019 Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the highest distinction for administrators in Canada. Munroe-Blum is Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University; and co-founder and member ex-officio of The Neuro’s Leader’s Council of the Tannenbaum Open Science Institute.


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Global News


Here’s what else is new in the world of neuroscience



Science fiction becomes science: neuroscientists have succeeded in regenerating damaged neurons in the retinas of lab mice

Read more in the Montreal Gazette



South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

Read more in The Guardian




What Cirque du Soleil can tell us about the neuroscience of awe

Read the Vox article





Where to find some of the most stunning neuroscience images of 2018

Read more in Forbes


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