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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.


Thank you to all participants of the Douglas & Psychiatry Department Research Day, which took place on June 2nd.  We are proud to announce the winners of the prizes for best presentations: Students of the Douglas Institute Oral presentations: 1st prize (Prix d'excellence du FRQ-S): Scott Bell (lab of Carl Ernst) 2nd prize: Chloé Nobis (lab of Nicolas Cermakian) 3rd prize: Santiago Cuesta (lab of Cecilia Flores) Poster presentations: 1st prize: Abdelhalim Elsiekh (lab of Natasha Rajah) 2nd...
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Read a recent article about discoveries made in Nicolas Cermakian's laboratory in a recent edition of Le Devoir newspaper, showing how controlling the internal clock of cells could help slow the progress of cancer tumor.  Read the full article in Le Devoir (in French only) Remettre les pendules à l’heure - Le Devoir
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):  

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