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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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2019-05-02
Congratulations to the following researchers, who were recently awarded prizes Natasha Rajah - Haile T Debas prize - Faculty of Medicine, McGill, for outstanding work to promote diversity and inclusion Cecilia Flores - 2019 CCNP Innovations in Neuropsychopharmacology Award (ccnp.ca) Lalit Srivastava - 2019 CCNP Medal  Congratulations to four researchers who received Chercheur Boursier FRQ-S grants: Mallar Chakravarty - Investigation translationnelle dans les maladies neuropsychiatriques Kieran...
2019-04-26
Discovery of mutations in ACTL6B gene offers insight into brain development Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases by an international team led by researchers at McGill University and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center. The first clues about the rare disorder arose after doctors were unable to diagnose why two siblings from Québec City were experiencing seizures and neurodevelopmental deficits. Desperate, the...
2019-04-17
Suzanne King is one of the four co-principal investigators of the new Réseau Inondation Inter-Sectoriel du Quebec (RIISQ - the Intersectorial Flood Network of Quebec). Bringing together more than 120 researchers from 16 universities of Quebec, as well as dozens of governmental and non-governmental partners, its mission is to find and implement solutions to the problem of flooding in the province. The RIISQ was funded by all three Fonds de recherche du Québec.  Suzanne...

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