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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

 

2017-01-3
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...

2016-12-20
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.

1st place:
Richard Boyce (labs of Sylvain Williams and Antoine Adamantidis)
for his article "...

2016-12-15

Congratulations to Gustavo Turecki who was recently a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.  Dr. Turecki was named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide.  

Canada Research Chairs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The CRC program was created to enable Canadian universities to attract and retain established and emerging world-class researchers.

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2016-11-4
Naguib Mechawar

Congratulations to Naguib Mechawar, who received a $100,000 research grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  This research grant aims to determine if early life adversity affects white matter development in the brain in a way that increases suicide risk.  This research could lead to the identification of potential brain targets for suicide prevention.

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2016-10-28
Norbert Schmitz

On October 13, during the Quebec Heart Cocktail, Dr. Norbert Schmitz from McGill University in Montreal received a Research Achievement Award, which is annually given by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to highlight the exceptional work of distinguished researchers in heart and stroke health.

Dr. Norbert Schmitz from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute received the first $10,000 Henry and Berenice Kaufman Foundation Award of Excellence. This Research...

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