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2017-11-16

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.

2017-11-16

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...

2017-10-23

Child abuse has devastating and long-lasting consequences, considerably increasing the lifetime risk of negative mental health outcomes such as depression and suicide. Yet the neurobiological processes underlying this heightened vulnerability remain poorly understood. Research done in the laboratories of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies investigated the hypothesis that epigenetic, transcriptomic, and cellular adaptations may occur in a region of the brain called the anterior cingulate...

2017-08-8

Read an article (in French) which explains recent results obtained in Cecilia Flores's lab, which sheds some light on the role of a gene called DCC during the development of the brain of teenagers:  

Le gène qui gouverne le cerveau des ados - La Presse +

2017-07-21

View a recent profile of Gustavo Turecki, in Le Monde: Gustavo Turecki, biologiste du suicide

 

2017-07-21

View this video profile of Brigitte Kieffer: Chercheuses d'avenir, on France 24.com: Brigitte Kieffer, la Française qui explore le cerveau

 

2017-07-3

The official unveiling of of the Olympus Discovery Center plaque took place June 27th at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

On the picture, left to right: researchers Sylvain Williams, Naguib Mechawar and Dominique Walker, Bill Colins, CEO, Olympus Canada, Brigitte Kieffer, Director of the Douglas hospital research centre, and Mariêve Picard, Senior Sales Consultant - Scientific Solutions Group, Olympus Canada.

2017-06-5

Thank you to all participants of the Douglas & Psychiatry Department Research Day, which took place on June 2nd.  We are proud to announce the winners of the prizes for best presentations:

Students of the Douglas Institute

Oral presentations:

  • 1st prize (Prix d'excellence du FRQ-S): Scott Bell (lab of Carl Ernst)
  • 2nd prize: Chloé Nobis (lab of Nicolas Cermakian)
  • 3rd prize: Santiago Cuesta (lab of Cecilia Flores)

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2017-04-19
Nicolas Cermakian

Read a recent article about discoveries made in Nicolas Cermakian's laboratory in a recent edition of Le Devoir newspaper, showing how controlling the internal clock of cells could help slow the progress of cancer tumor.  Read the full article in Le Devoir (in French only)

Remettre les pendules à l’heure - Le Devoir

2017-04-3

Watch television coverage of Naguib Mechawar's recent discoveries showing a link between neuroinflammation and depression on Télé-Québec.  Journalist Marianne Desautels-Marissal visited the Research centre and the Brain bank to discuss this important discovery with Dr. Mechawar (in French):

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