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2017-08-8

Read an article (in French) which explains recent results obtained in Cecilia Flores's lab, which sheds some light on the role of a gene called DCC during the development of the brain of teenagers:  

Le gène qui gouverne le cerveau des ados - La Presse +

2017-07-21

View a recent profile of Gustavo Turecki, in Le Monde: Gustavo Turecki, biologiste du suicide

 

2017-07-21

View this video profile of Brigitte Kieffer: Chercheuses d'avenir, on France 24.com: Brigitte Kieffer, la Française qui explore le cerveau

 

2017-07-3

The official unveiling of of the Olympus Discovery Center plaque took place June 27th at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

On the picture, left to right: researchers Sylvain Williams, Naguib Mechawar and Dominique Walker, Bill Colins, CEO, Olympus Canada, Brigitte Kieffer, Director of the Douglas hospital research centre, and Mariêve Picard, Senior Sales Consultant - Scientific Solutions Group, Olympus Canada.

2017-06-5

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)

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2017-04-19
Nicolas Cermakian

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

2017-04-3

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....

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.”

 

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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...

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

 

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