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  • Chewing, breathing, and other regular bodily functions that we undertake “without thinking” actually do require the involvement of our brain, and the question of how the brain programs such regular functions intrigues scientists. A team lead by Arlette Kolta, a professor at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Dentistry, has shown that astrocytes play a key role.

    Astrocytes are...

    2015
    Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Summer 2015
  • Finding genes for retinal degeneration has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their physicians. Establishing a genetic cause confirms the clinical diagnosis at the
    molecular level, helps predict the future visual prognosis, suggests therapies, and allows some patients to join clinical trials. While more than 200 genes for retinal...

    2015
    Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2015
  • Brain cancer patients may live longer thanks to a new cancer-detection method developed by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, and Polytechnique Montréal. The collaborative team has created a powerful new intraoperative probe for detecting cancer cells. The handheld Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the...

    2015
    Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2015