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Alain Brunet receives an inaugural Principal’s Prizes in Public Outreach Through Media

Alain Brunet reçoit le prix de la Principale

Congratulations to Alain Brunet, who received an inaugural Principal’s Prizes in Public Outreach Through Media, which recognizes the efforts made by professors, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and graduate students who have engaged with the media over the course of the previous year. VP Goldstein noted that, “it’s much more than research excellence that earns accolades – it’s public engagement as well.”

 

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2017-02-21
Nicolas Cermakian
Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry. Published in the journal BMC Biology, these results show for the first time that directly targeting the biological clock in a cancerous tumour has an impact on its development. Most of the cells in the human body have an internal clock that sets a rhythm for the activities of our organs according to the time of...
2017-01-11
View a video developed by Salah El-Mestikawy and his collaborators, which explains how alcohol and drugs highjack the brain's reward system in addiction.  In French only.    On the MAAD digital website: http://www.maad-digital.fr/video/systeme-de-recompense-et-addiction  
2017-01-03
Québec Sciences top 10 de 2016
Research from the Sylvain Williams laboratory was chosen as one of the top ten discoveries of 2016 by Quebec Science magazine.  The group was able to show that REM sleep plays an important role in memory consolidation. They used an advanced optogenetics approach to block theta oscillation in the hippocampus specifically in this sleep phase, and showed this impaired memory.  This important discovery, published in the journal Science, puts to rest 15 years of controversy about the role of REM...