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Salah El Mestikawy interviewed on Radio-Canada to explain recent discoveries about addiction

Salah El Mestikawy on Radio Canada

In an interview on Radio-Canada, Salah El Mestikawy explains the discovery of a gene whose disruption is linked to a higher incidence of addiction.  Addiction affects the reward center of the brain, a very powerful motivation system, and few medications exist to treat this illness.  

View the interview on the Radio-Canada website.


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 "...
Research Infosource has once again released the results of their ranking of Research Hospitals in Canada, revealing that the Douglas Hospital Research Centre ranks once again in Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2017.   Full rankings are available on the Research Infosource website.
Congratulations to Ashok Malla, who was named one of the 150 Leading Canadians For Mental Health by CAMH. He has been chosen for "creating new hope for greater recovery by testing an approach that delivers care to young people who have a wide range of mental illnesses sooner." Over more than two decades, Dr. Ashok Malla’s research on the impact of delays in treatment of psychosis as well as inadequate use of evidence-based treatment has been guiding his approach to early...

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