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Surgery simulators are key to assessment of trainees

New research shows that machine learning algorithms can accurately assess the capabilities of neurosurgeons during virtual surgery, demonstrating that virtual reality simulators using artificial intelligence can be powerful tools in surgeon...
30-Jul-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Solving an ALS mystery

Neuroscientist Gary Armstrong is helping solve one of the mysteries that have made amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) such a challenging subject of research and treatment.
8-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Surgical simulation is the future

A team led by Dr. Rolando Del Maestro is playing a major role in perfecting an advanced neurosurgical simulator.
25-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quatre millions de dollars pour le criblage de médicaments

L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal (le Neuro) dirigera un partenariat en science ouverte en vue de la mise au point de médicaments de précision indiqués dans la sclérose latérale amyotrophique (SLA) et la maladie de Parkinson...
11-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$4M for open science drug screening

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) will lead an open science partnership to develop precision drugs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD).
11-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain region where seizures...
11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Opening Science for Patients

Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) six years ago at the age of 29, Ben Stecher has learned a lot about not just PD, but medical science in general. He has become a patient advocate in a field where the complexity of the science...
8-Jul-2019 3:10 PM EDT

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The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro - is a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care. Since its founding in 1934 by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro has grown to be the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. The seamless integration of research, patient care, and training of the world’s top minds makes The Neuro uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the understanding and treatment of nervous system disorders.


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