Molecular proof – Teen brain impacted by environment

A new study in mice provides molecular-level proof that the environment we are raised in continues to exert significant influence on brain development beyond childhood into adolescence. The study, published in Nature Communications, demonstrated that the environment in which an adolescent is raised causes measurable epigenetic modifications that influence which genes are activated or muted […]

Childhood experiences gets under the skin: for better and worse

A new study shows that childhood adversity can get ‘under the skin’ and influence epigenetic markers in our blood. Interestingly, the study also suggests for the first time, that perinatal interventions, that tackle early adversity, might have similar effects. The findings are based on a 30-year trial of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), which has shown […]

Dr Alan Evans among 2017 Highly Cited Researchers

  Congratulations to Dr Alan Evans.  Clarivate Analytics once again ranked him among the most Highly Cited Researchers in Neuroscience and Behavior, a ranking he has maintained annually since in 2014. Three other McGill Univeristy researchers also made the top 1% ranking: Dr Mark Lathrop in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Dr Chao-Jun Li in Chemistry, and […]