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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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2018-11-29
Women make up the majority of the health workforce and yet remain under-represented in leadership and decision-making positions. This gender gap overlooks women’s expertise and talents, and compromises the knowledge and policy base for advancing health and equity globally. The need to improve the visibility and recognition of women in global health is clear, and with Canada’s international reputation for advancing health and equity, it is important that the diversity of women...
2018-09-04
The Montréal West Island IUHSSC is proud to announce the double appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki, as both the Chief of Psychiatry of our organization and the Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His mandate includes strengthening the academic component of the clinical mental health services offered at the Douglas Institute and our IUHSSC. As Scientific Director he succeeds Mr. Alain Gratton, who had been serving as Acting Director since August 1, 2017. Dr. ...
2018-06-07
The 2018 Research Day took place June 5th 2018, and was an opportunity to celebrate our trainees!  Congratulations to the Research Day award winners: Students of the Douglas Institute Oral presentations: 1st prize (Prix d'excellence du FRQ-S): Malvin Jefri (lab of Carl Ernst) 2nd prize: Lauren Reynolds (lab of Cecilia Flores) 3rd prize: Elisa Guma (lab of Mallar Chakravarty)   Poster presentations: 1st prize: Alexa Pichet Binette (lab of Sylvia Villeneuve) 2nd prize: Jessica...

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