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Vote for Richard Boyce's work, in the Williams lab, in the Quebec Science top 10 discoveries of 2016 contest

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 sleep in memory.

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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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