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The FRQS, an essential support for researchers

In a special section of the newspaper Le Devoir published for the 50 years of the "Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé", FRQS, Yves De Koninck explains the importance of this funding agency for Quebec researchers, and the advantage it gives then at the national and international level. Read the full article in the September 13 edition of Le Devoir (in French only): Le FRQS, un soutien essentiel pour les chercheurs

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Developing safer mood stabilizers: interview with Dr. Jean-Martin Beaulieu

Listen to a recent interview with Jean-Martin Beaulieu, who recently won the 2014 IMHRO / Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Translational Research Award. He explains his research and his aim to develop safer, targeted mood stabilizing drugs by testing, in cell culture and in mice, small molecules which his past research suggests might replicate the therapeutic effect of lithium with minimal side effect.
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Teaching the Nervous System to Forget Chronic Pain

The recent discoveries by Robert Bonin and Yves De Koninck are featured on PBS's Nova Next website.  The article features interviews with pain specialists Allan Basbaum, from the University of California, San Francisco and Ted Price, from University of Texas-Dallas, in addition to Université Laval's De Koninck.

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Yves De Koninck featured in Nature's neuropod podcast

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Jean Martin Beaulieu named International Mental Health Research Organization rising star

Jean Martin Beaulieu Jean Martin Beaulieu, Photo: Frédéric Cantin

Congratulations to Jean Martin Beaulieu who was recently awarded an IMHRO/Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Award, accompanied by a $250 000 grant over 3 years.

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Discovery of a new means to erase pain

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Annual retreat of the Neurophysics group

10470923_660585097364988_5498245926556749155_nThe annual retreat of the members of the Neurophysics research group was held at the Forêt Montmorency, June 19 and 20 2014.

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