Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer’s is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve endings, or synapses. A joint French and Canadian study published in Scientific Reports now challenges this view. Conducted among more than 170 subjects at various stages of Alzheimer’s disease, the study by the team led by Salah El Mestikawy (Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada)...
View recent interviews with Mallar Chakravarty and Christine Tardif on CTV and Global Montreal about a study about a new detection method for early signs of Alzheimer's disease. The study, done in collaboration with the many researchers of the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, shows that non-invasive brain imaging techniques can be used to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease, thereby opening the door to treatments and lifestyle changes that could potentially...
The Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards are given to the best research articles of the year published by students and postdoctoral fellows of the Douglas Institute research centre. The 2017 competition was for articles published between early November 2016 and early November 2017. The awardees were announced at a special scientific event held on December 14, 2017. 2017 Leo and Rachel Hendlisz awardees: First prize: Arnaud Tanti (team of Naguib Mechawar) for his article "...
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