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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.

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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  
2017-07-03
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.

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