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Caroline Ménard explains her work on Medium Large - Radio-Canada

Caroline Ménard et Sonia Lupien

Listen to a recent interview with Caroline Ménard, who discusses her recent research with Catherine Perrin and Sonia Lupien, which shows that stress can open the blood-brain barrier, allowing pro-inflammatory molecules to enter the brain.  

« We knew in an empirical way that chronic stress, in humans and animal, will cause a certain percent of them to develop a depression, says  Sonia Lupien. We knew it happened, but we did not know why.  Caroline's work provides the first elements of a very, very clear mechanism. 

Caroline Ménard on Les Éclaireurs - Radio-Canada

Listen to a recent interview with Caroline Ménard, on the Les Éclaireurs radio show, on Radio-Canada (in French only):

« When they are stressed, their immune system responds strongly, which weakens the blood-brain barrier, allowing inflammatory molecules to enter the brain- which should not happen. » By studying for three years mice that became depressed after being subjected to chronic stress, Caroline Ménard discovered that the integrity of the blood-brain barrier had been breached.

Learn more on the Radio-Canada website

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