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Salah El Mestikawy interviewed on Radio-Canada to explain recent discoveries about addiction

Salah El Mestikawy on Radio Canada

In an interview on Radio-Canada, Salah El Mestikawy explains the discovery of a gene whose disruption is linked to a higher incidence of addiction.  Addiction affects the reward center of the brain, a very powerful motivation system, and few medications exist to treat this illness.  

View the interview on the Radio-Canada website.

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2017-04-03
Watch television coverage of Naguib Mechawar's recent discoveries showing a link between neuroinflammation and depression on Télé-Québec.  Journalist Marianne Desautels-Marissal visited the Research centre and the Brain bank to discuss this important discovery with Dr. Mechawar (in French): http://zonevideo.telequebec.tv/media/33050/un-test-de-cyberdependance-lien-entre-depression-et-inflammation-un-robot-aux-traits-humains/electrons-libres  
2017-03-16
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.”   « Depuis plusieurs années, je tente d’expliquer dans les médias les ravages...
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...

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