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Launch of the Sentinel North Research Chair on Neurobiology of Stress and Resiliency

Caroline Ménard

The Sentinel North Research Chair on the Neurobiology of stress and resiliency was launched today.  The chairholder is Caroline Menard, and she is featured in an article in the newspaper Le Soleil.   

Université Laval researcher Caroline Ménard, who demonstrated that inflammation induced by chronic stress can influence the brain and lead to depression, now has a research chair.  The objective: to develop personalized new therapeutic approaches that treat the whole body rather than only the brain. 

CERVO researchers win the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

2018 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

A unique team of researchers at Université Laval’s Cervo Brain Research Centre and the Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers, is collaborating on the next generation of neuroscience tools. Using their combined expertise in neuroscience, photonics, fibre-optics technology and materials sciences, the research team has developed a series of innovations that are allowing researchers to observe neurons in dialogue.

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. 

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