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Nouvelle subvention d'équipe FRQNT pour les Prs Daniel Côté et Caroline Ménard pour leur projet intitulé Cages intelligentes et méthodologie photométrique pour la surveillance continue du modèle animal d'anorexie basé sur l'activité.  C'est une nouvelle collaboration, très multidisciplinaire (experts en pharmacologie, comportement et optique).  En particulier, ils ont une cage intelligente qui permettra de faire un suivi très précis des activités des souris combinés à des mesures photométriques dans le cerveau pour mesurer les débalancements de dopamine qui pourraient être une caus


CERVO researcher Steven Laureys has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal Brain Connectivity. Brain Connectivity provides authoritative, peer-reviewed, and original investigations in the areas of neuroscience, neurology, physics, biophysics, computer science, neuroinformatics, developmental biology, genetics, molecular biology, psychiatry, pharmacology, anesthesiology, cell biology, and brain anatomy relevant to the field of brain connectivity. The journal delivers groundbreaking research on all aspects of systems and network-level brain connectivity and brain mapping research.

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The Eastern Canada Pandemic Preparedness Hub, of which Pre Marie-Eve Paquet's team is a member, has been awarded a grant from the Biomedical Research Fund of Canada for its project Biologics RAMP-UP: Biologics Rapid Actuation of Mass Production Under Pandemic conditions.

Led by the Université de Montréal, the goal of RAMP-UP is to increase the agility, connectivity and growth of the biomanufacturing and life sciences sector, so that Canada is ready to face future pandemics and public health crises.


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The Groupe CAP-Rétablissement has had its FRQSC grant renewed for its Understanding, acting and sharing to support the recovery of people living with psychotic disorders project ("Comprendre, agir et partager, pour soutenir le rétablissement des personnes composant avec un trouble psychotique"). The four founding members are four researchers from the CERVO research center, Drs. Amélie Achim, Caroline Cellard, Marie-France Demers and Marc-André Roy. Congratulations to this group!

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Taking sexuality into account when assessing and intervening with people who commit sexual transgressions  is of crucial importance. The sexual dimension is intimately linked to the offending behaviours of this population, and exploring it is essential to the development of recidivism prevention and rehabilitation strategies focused on normophilic sexuality.

Unfortunately, many practitioners struggle to address this delicate subject.

Caroline Ménard

Professor Caroline Ménard is the winner of the joint call for proposals for the Inserm-FRQS Bilateral Collaborative Research Program on "Neurocognitive aging, from basic research to clinical pathophysiology" for her project Aging affects cognitive functions via neurovascular alterations favoring a reduction in neurogenesis.

Her FRQS-funded team will receive a maximum of $150,000 over a 3-year period. Projects will be carried out in collaboration with Inserm teams. Inserm will award each winning team €60,000 over a 3-year period, as well as a 2-year postdoctoral contract.

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) released its latest evaluation report of the Operating Support Program in November 2023. The objective of the evaluation was to provide CIHR senior management with actionable and valid conclusions about the performance of the Open Operating Grants Program (OOGP) and its successor programs, the Foundation and Project programs.

Caroline Ménard

The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is very proud to announce that Dr. Caroline Ménard from Université Laval is the winner of the 2024 CAN New Investigator Award. Her innovative research program is shedding light on the biological mechanisms underlying vulnerability and resilience to stress, with the help of state-of-the-art photonic technology and with the aim of developing pioneer strategies to treat or prevent depression.

Jasna Kriz

Dr Jasna Kriza's team has published a new article in the journal Glia: "Chronically activated microglia in ALS gradually lose their immune functions and develop unconventional proteome ". Dr. Kriz and her team have demonstrated that in the mouse model of ALS, microglia have a low phagocytic capacity and lose their functional immune responses.

Igor Timofeev

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada's leading agency for promoting excellence in discovery and innovation, has just awarded a grant to Prof. Igor Timofeev for his research project entitled "Thalamic gating during sleep oscillations".

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