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Alzheimer’s disease: neuronal loss very limited - Study challenges current scientific consensus

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.

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2018-05-07
New treatment approach could give quicker response times The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants -- provides new understanding of this illness and could pave the way for treatments with fewer side effects. In a study published in Nature Medicine, a team of scientists at McGill University and France’s Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) examined...
2018-05-07
Study reveals what happens on the molecular level of 20,000 genes Have you ever considered that working night shifts may, in the long run, have an impact on your health? A team of researchers from the McGill University affiliated Douglas Mental Health University Institute (DMHUI) has discovered that genes regulating important biological processes are incapable of adapting to new sleeping and eating patterns and that most of them stay tuned to their daytime biological clock rhythms. In a study...
2018-03-26
Listen to a recent interview with Naguib Mechawar, Director of the Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank, on Radio-Canada: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/les-eclaireurs/segments/entrevue/64098/banque-cerveaux-montreal-sante-mentale-etudes-depression-naguib-mechawar  

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