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Jun 02, 2015, 08:16 ET Douglas study on cerebral astrocytes in depression and suicide - Towards a better understanding of the mechanisms of depression

MONTREAL, June 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study published by the team of Naguib Mechawar, Ph.D., a researcher with the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS) of the Douglas Institute (CIUSSS de...


May 21, 2015, 12:55 ET Douglas study on neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb - Towards a better understanding of the mechanisms of depression

MONTREAL, May 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study published by the team of Naguib Mechawar, Ph.D., a researcher at the Douglas Institute (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-Montréal) and Associate...


May 19, 2015, 19:00 ET Study sheds new light on the impact of video gaming on the brain

MONTREAL, May 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B by the teams of Dr. Gregory West (Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal) and...


May 13, 2015, 11:28 ET Memory and the hippocampus: Size may not matter as much as we thought

MONTREAL, May 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - New work by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-MontréalI) computational neuroscientist Mallar Chakravarty, PhD, and in ...


Mar 06, 2015, 17:04 ET Lynne McVey, Executive Director of the Douglas Institute, enthusiastically welcomes the appointment of Benoît Morin as the head of the Centre intégré universitaire de la santé et des services sociaux

MONTREAL, March 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Lynne McVey, RN, M.Sc., Executive Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, warmly welcomes the appointment of Benoît Morin as the head of the ...


Jan 16, 2015, 10:00 ET Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by Marc...


Jan 08, 2015, 10:15 ET It's all in a good night's sleep: How quality of sleep impacts academic performance in children

Study finds link between sleep quality and grades of schoolchildren in math and languages MONTREAL, Jan. 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a...


Jan 05, 2015, 14:30 ET Douglas Institute researcher among new members of the Order of Canada

MONTREAL, Jan. 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Serge Gauthier, M.D., FRCPC, an eminent researcher in Alzheimer's disease, has been appointed to the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable...


Oct 16, 2014, 08:30 ET Youth Suicide - More early detection and better coordination are needed

MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed. In fact, a new study in The ...


Sep 29, 2014, 10:00 ET DNA signature found in ice storm babies - Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring

MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec's Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study...


Aug 31, 2014, 13:00 ET Memory and Alzheimer's : towards a better comprehension of the dynamic mechanisms

Research by Dr. Sylvain Williams shows that the flow of activity in the hippocampus, a brain region essential for memory, is actually bidirectional, rather than just unidirectional MONTRÉAL, Aug. 31, ...


Aug 20, 2014, 04:30 ET Medias Invitation - Stress: The influence of sex and gender

MONTREAL, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - From August 19 to 22, between 8:30 and 5:30 pm, 300 renowned international researchers will attend the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society of...


Jun 13, 2014, 10:00 ET ACCESS Canada: The Douglas Institute at the heart of the future in youth care

MONTRÉAL, June 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great pride that the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University announced today that Dr. Ashok Malla and his team will be...


Jun 02, 2014, 10:00 ET Prenatal maternal stress predicts asthma and autism traits in 61/2 year-old children: Project Ice Storm

MONTREAL, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study finds a link between prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) and the development of symptoms of asthma and autism in children. A team of scientists from The...


May 01, 2014, 12:46 ET 63rd Annual Mental Health Week: The Douglas Institute opens a dialogue

MONTREAL, May 1st, 2014 /CNW/ - The Douglas Mental health University Institute is proud to once again be associated with the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week, which takes place ...


Apr 03, 2014, 14:00 ET The role of dopamine in the hippocampus: toward a better understanding of schizophrenia

MONTREAL, April 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bruno Giros, PhD, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, has...


Mar 03, 2014, 07:00 ET Brigitte Kieffer receives the L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award

MONTREAL, March 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre, Professor Brigitte Kieffer, will receive the L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women ...


Feb 03, 2014, 14:58 ET Media Invitation - The 3rd edition of the exhibit-auction Parle-moi d'amour at the Wellington Centre

MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Co-Presidents of Parle-moi d'amour at the Wellington Centre, Hélène Racine, RN, M.Sc., MPA, Director of Nursing and Co-Director of Quality, Douglas...


Jan 23, 2014, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Use spatial memory to reduce risks of dementia - Véronique Bohbot, research scientist at the Douglas Institute, will present two public lectures on why and how to/

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Véronique Bohbot, PhD., a neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and associate professor at McGill University, directs research on the ...


Jan 16, 2014, 16:56 ET Use spatial memory to reduce risks of dementia - Véronique Bohbot, research scientist at the Douglas Institute, will present two public lectures on why and how to

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Véronique Bohbot, PhD., a neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and associate professor at McGill University, directs research on the ...


Dec 17, 2013, 10:00 ET Discovery of "teen gene" could hold promise for combating severe mental illnesses

Douglas researchers identify first gene involved in adolescent brain development that may play a role in mental health vulnerability MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - As many parents of mentally ...


Nov 18, 2013, 16:50 ET Health minister Réjean Hébert awards prestigious 2013 Prix Persillier-Lachapelle to Dr. Mimi Israël of the Douglas Institute

MONTREAL, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Mimi Israël, psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, has...


Oct 31, 2013, 12:07 ET Douglas Institute researcher establishes direct link between stimulus-response learning and alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse

MONTREAL, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Véronique Bohbot, PhD, neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, found that the region of the brain involved in stimulus-response...


Oct 31, 2013, 07:00 ET Brigitte Kieffer named new Scientific Director of the Douglas Institute Research Centre

Effective January 2014 MONTREAL, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Douglas Mental Health University Institute is proud to announce the appointment of Brigitte L. Kieffer, PhD, as Scientific Director...


Oct 09, 2013, 18:03 ET Douglas Institute's $ 20 million capital campaign enters public phase

MONTREAL, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Invest in Healthy Minds Capital Campaign for the Douglas Mental Health University Institute - the largest capital campaign for mental health ever deployed in ...