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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.

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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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