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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
  • 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
  • For the first time ever, scientists have access to a high definition view of the molecular events of reprogramming, which is the process of converting adult body cells to stem cells.

    In five Nature and Nature Communications papers, researchers led by Dr. Andras Nagy at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), Toronto, ON, are the first to map out the major...

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