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2015-08-26
Les ministres Jacques Daoust, Gaétan Barette et le chercheur Naguib Mechawar

The official inauguraion of the Centre for translational research on Mood Disorders and Suicide and of the modernized Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank took place August 24th 2015.  An investment of $9.8 million made the development of these important infrastructures possible.  

“With this major investment, the centre can cement its position as a world leader in research and take one more step in applying research to human patients,”

stated Dr. Gustavo...

2015-08-4
Salah El-Mestikawy

A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry by a team led by Salah El Mestikawy, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal), professor at McGill University and head of research at CNRS INSERM UPMC in Paris, opens the field to new understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying addiction in humans.

This work was accomplished through collaboration with...

2015-07-30
Srividya Iyer

Congratulation to Srividya Iyer on receiving an CIHR foundation grant for her research program, titled: "Enhancing youth mental health: A program of research into mental healthcare needs, pathways, outcomes and services".   The CIHR Foundation grants cover a seven-year period  and provide larger amounts of long-term support for innovative, high-impact programs of research.  Dr. Iyer was granted  an amount of $3,770,245.  

2015-06-5
Naguib Mechawar

A new study by Naguib Mechawar and his team, published in Molecular Psychiatry, sheds light on the role of a class of cells called astrocytes in depression and suicide. This research provides evidence that networks of astrocytes are altered specifically in areas of the brain associated with mood regulation. In addition, in describing the existence of new subtypes of astrocyte, this study reveals features specific to the human brain.

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2015-03-19
Anne Crocker

New research brings clearer understanding of people found Not Criminally Responsible

Not criminally responsible is a phrase that conjures up fears fuelled by vast media coverage of high-profile cases in which individuals with severe mental illness have committed violent offences. Yet these cases are rare occurrences; they are exceptions to the norm within the NCR system. As a long-term study which examines the actions and experiences of individuals declared not criminally...

2015-01-16
biological clock

Physiological changes over the course of a day are regulated by a circadian system comprised of a central clock located deep within the centre of the brain and multiple clocks located in different parts of the body.

This study, which was published in The FASEB Journal (published by the Federation of American...

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