Carl Ernst

McGill is proud to announce that six new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded and nine chairs have been renewed, bringing a total of over $15 million to the university for research in fields ranging from social inequalities in child health to experimental optomechanics over the next five to seven years.

Classified as: Research, Jody Heymann, Carl Ernst, amir shmuel, belinda nicolau, canada research chair, ernest seidman, ernesto schiffrin, frank j. elgar, jack sankey, joaquin madrenas, mindy levin, nikolas provatas, ronald niezen, roussos dimitrakopoulos, timothy geary, wissam musallam
Published on: 12 Oct 2012

Rare genetic mutation linked to psychiatric illnesses, obesity 

B Charlie Fidelman, GAZETTE Health Reporter October 8, 2012 

MONTREAL — Grounding chronic illnesses and mental disorders in human DNA is like trying to tease out a giant riddle that’s complicated by the intricate relationship between biology and behaviour. Hundreds of genes have been associated with psychiatric conditions, some erroneously, and they were not confirmed.

Classified as: genetics, Research, Carl Ernst, obesity, epigenetics, psychiatric illness
Published on: 11 Oct 2012

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric disease and obesity. The key lies in the genomic deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a nervous system growth factor that plays a critical role in brain development.

Classified as: medicine, Research, mutation, Carl Ernst, disease, obesity, psychiatric
Published on: 10 Oct 2012