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Canadian Brain Research Strategy

A pan-Canadian team of researchers has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to develop a strategy that will position the advancement of knowledge about the brain as a national research priority and support the creation of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy Network.

Silvia Pozzi

Congratulations to Silvia Pozzi, from Jean-Pierre Julien's laboratory, who has won the Marlene Reimer, first prize Brain Star Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA).

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On May 27th, Melina Papalampropoulou-Tsiridou from Yves De Koninck's laboratory will be one of the hosts of the first videoconference in the Nature Careers series, designed to help researchers in the environment of teleworking and managing the current pandemic. You can register REGISTER HERE.

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The four research centres of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale announced today, with the support of the clinical divisions of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale and in collaboration with Université Laval, the launch of a major longitudinal study, "Ma vie et la pandémie au Québec" (MAVIPAN), on the psychological and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the population of the Capitale-Nationale region and its surroundings.

Caroline Ménard

Congratulations to Caroline Ménard who has won the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Young Investigator Award ( )

The Young Investigator Award, sponsored by Pfizer Canada Inc., is designed to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology by an individual young basic scientist or clinical investigator in Canada.

Benoit Gosselin

It is in recognition of his distinguished engineering contributions and outstanding achievements that he received this highest professional engineering honour.

Benoit Gosselin, a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a member of the CERVO Research Centre and a world-renowned expert in energy-efficient microelectronics and biomedical technologies, joins his colleagues Paul Fortier and Denis Laurendeau, also professors in the Department and previously elected honorary members.  

Source de l'image ULaval Nouvelles Simon Duchesne et ses collaborateurs croient que les radiographies pulmonaires contiennent des informations qui peuvent nous renseigner sur la façon dont évoluera la COVID-19 chez un patient.

Simon Duchesne's team is developing a decision-support algorithm to support the people who will have to make these important decisions.

By: Jean Hamann, translated by the CERVO team

Should the worst-case scenario occur and the number of people with COVID-19 requiring mechanical ventilation exceeds the number of ventilators available, committees will determine which patients should be connected as a priority. Simon Duchesne has been thinking of the people that will have to make these difficult decisions these past few days.

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Read a new article on the ULaval News website about a study published in Sleep in which Charles Morin, Hans Ivers, Chantal Mérette, Mélanie LeBlanc and Josée Savard, from Laval University, and Elemarije Altena and Pierre Philip, from Bordeaux University, participated.

Insomnia, daytime fatigue, and use of sleeping pills associated with a significant increase in the risk of road accidents.

Philippe Albouy

Speech and music: two hemispheres are better than one | A study published in Science helps to better understand the brain's strategy for processing speech and music

By : Jean Hamann, ULaval nouvelles | Translated by CERVO

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Read a new article by Université Laval news on a discovery by Martin Lévesque's team

Cellular cogs of hyperactivity uncovered - Study clarifies the role of dopaminergic neurons in hyperactivity and suggests a mechanism of action for Ritalin

The cellular mechanism uncovered by the researchers could explain the mode of action of Ritalin in humans. The drug is believed to block the reuptake of dopamine by neurons, thereby prolonging the effects of this neurotransmitter.

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