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Perspective by Michel Maziade: research must be applied to practice for hereditary psychiatric diseases

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The lack of attention paid to the millions of children born to a parent with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or recurrent major depression is out of phase with the massive need in primary care and the available scientific evidence.

says Michel Maziade in a Perspective article published in the March 9 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.  A recent article by Jean Hamann of the campus newspaper Le Fil, reports Dr. Maziade's message:  

Interview with Yves De Koninck in le Soleil about recent discoveries that could help alleviate the symptoms of opioid dependency

Yves De Koninck interview in Le Soleil

Yves De Koninck recently gave an interview to Le Soleil newspaper about an important discovery published in Nature Medicine which offers new hope to people suffering from dependency to morphine and fentanyl. In the interview, Yves De Koninck indicates that the discovery his team participated in could help people get out of their dependent state by blocking withdrawal symptoms, without blocking the pain relieving effects of morphine and derived drugs.  

A new treatment for ALS inspired by compounds found in indian gingseng

Photo: Neha Vindhya, image tirée du site du Fil de l'Université Laval

Photo: Neha Vindhya, image tirée du site du Fil de l'Université Laval

A patent application was filed by ImStar Therapeutics from Vancouver and by Université Laval in the name of inventors Jean-Pierre Julien,  from Université Laval, and Anthony Shaw and Agnes Chan, for the use of molecules derived from compounds naturally occuring in indian gingseng for the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and of four other neurodegenerative diseases.  

Publications

Trojak, B.,Sauvaget, A.,Fecteau, S.,Lalanne, L.,Chauvet-Gelinier, J.C.,Koch, S.,Bulteau, S.,Zullino, D.,Achab, S.
Smart, C.M.,Karr, J.E.,Areshenkoff, C.N.,Rabin, L.A.,Hudon, C.,Gates, N.,Ali, J.I.,Arenaza-Urquijo, E.M.,Buckley, R.F.,Chetelat, G.,Hampel, H.,Jessen, F.,Marchant, N.L.,Sikkes, S.A.M.,Tales, A.,van der Flier, W.M.,Wesselman, L.
Bosco, P.,Redolfi, A.,Bocchetta, M.,Ferrari, C.,Mega, A.,Galluzzi, S.,Austin, M.,Chincarini, A.,Collins, L.,Duchesne, S.,Maréchal, B.,Roche, A.,Sensi, F.,Wolz, R.,Alegret, M.,Assal, F.,Balasa, M.,Bastin, C.,Bougea, A.,Emek-Savaş, D.Durusu,Engelborghs, S.,Grimmer, T.,Grosu, G.,Kramberger, M.G.,Lawlor, B.,Stojmenovic, G.Mandic,Marinescu, M.,Mecocci, P.,Molinuevo, J.Luis,Morais, R.,Niemantsverdriet, E.,Nobili, F.,Ntovas, K.,O'Dwyer, S.,Paraskevas, G.P.,Pelini, L.,Picco, A.,Salmon, E.,Santana, I.,Sotolongo-Grau, O.,Spiru, L.,Stefanova, E.,Popovic, K.Surlan,Tsolaki, M.,Yener, G.G.,Zekry, D.,Frisoni, G.B.
Dauvilliers, Y.,Beziat, S.,Pesenti, C.,Lopez, R.,Barateau, L.,Carlander, B.,Luca, G.,Tafti, M.,Morin, C.M.,Billiard, M.,Jaussent, I.
Krishnasamy, S.,Weng, Y.C.,Thammisetty, S.Sampath,Phaneuf, D.,Lalancette-Hébert, M.,Kriz, J.
Thibaudeau, É.,Cellard, C.,Reeder, C.,Wykes, T.,Ivers, H.,Maziade, M.,Lavoie, M.A.,Pothier, W.,Achim, A.M.

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Virginia Penhune, Ph. D.
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Virginia Penhune, Ph. D.
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2017-03-30 13:30
Conférence du CINQ
Nicolas Berthelot
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Nicolas Berthelot
Date & time:
2017-05-03 12:00
Séminaire clinique
Rohini Kuner
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Rohini Kuner
Date & time:
2017-05-05 11:00
Jeffrey Kleim
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Jeffrey Kleim
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2017-05-12 11:00
Miguel A. Nicolelis
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2017-06-09 11:00

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