A discovery by Caroline Ménard amongst the Discoveries of the year 2017 of Le Soleil

Caroline Ménard

Congratulations to Caroline Ménard, a new recruit at the CERVO Brain Research Centre, whose discovery on the effect of stress on the permeability of the blood-brain barrier is amongst the discoveries of the year 2017 of Le Soleil newspaper.  

We have long known that stress can lead to depression, but the mechanism through which this happens has also long eluded us.  We know that stress causes inflammation and "we have seen for decades correlations between the levels of inflammation markers in the blood and depression, at least in certain sub-populations.  

Read the full article by Jean-François Cliche in Le Soleil newspaper here: Percées scientifiques 2017: quand le stress fait tomber les barrières


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