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Hendlisz Awards for best student papers of 2016: congratulations to Richard Boyce, Elsa Isingrini and Angélica Torres-Berrìo

Nicolas Cermakian, Director of Academic Affairs, with Angélica Torres-Berrío (3rd prize), Richard Boyce (1st prize), Elsa Isingrini (2nd prize)

The Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Award is given to the best research articles of the year published by students and postdoctoral fellows of the Douglas Institute research centre. The 2016 competition was for articles published between mid November 2015 and early November 2016. The awardees were announced at a special scientific event held on December 13, 2016.

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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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