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Gaining a bettter understanding of depression and suicide through the study of cerebral astrocytes

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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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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