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NCCR-SYNAPSY The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Researchers and psychiatrists of the Swiss National Centre Competence in Research NCCR-SYNAPSY have joined forces to study the biological basis of psychiatric disorders.
In order to offer patients new perspectives of a cure and a higher quality of life, this innovative union between psychiatry and neuroscience is seeking to better understand the origins of mental disorders, and thus settle upon better diagnosis and treatments.

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A forward-looking poster session!
Prize

A forward-looking poster session!

The last NCCR Synapsy retreat, held on April 4 and 5 in Les Diablerets, was a time of emotion, sharing...
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Social interactions divert the established motivational system
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social interactions divert the established motivational system

A Synapsy study has demonstrated that the first step required to embark on a social interaction, moving towards others, follows...
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Post-traumatic pain expressed physically from generation to generation
Developmental stress

Post-traumatic pain expressed physically from generation to generation

A Synapsy article has demonstrated that mothers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from domestic violence often convert their mental...
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Get More or Give Up, a Question of Anxiety
Developmental stress

Get More or Give Up, a Question of Anxiety

Individuals can respond to stress in diametrically opposed ways. A NCCR-Synapsy study shows that the behavioral response depends on the...
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Connecting stress, weight, and social anxiety in early adolescence
Developmental stress

Connecting stress, weight, and social anxiety in early adolescence

Scientists at EPFL have found a biological connection explaining why there is an increased predisposition to develop obesity and being...
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Communication defect in psychotic disorders
22q11 deletion syndrome

Communication defect in psychotic disorders

Scientists at the UNIGE demonstrate how a defect in communication between brain areas is linked to the onset of psychotic...
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Recruiting participants for a study on brain metabolism and behavior
Miscellaneous

Recruiting participants for a study on brain metabolism and behavior

The Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics (LGC) of the Brain Mind Institute at EPFL is looking for participants for a study...
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A mother’s lack of empathy impacts her child’s mental health
Developmental stress

A mother’s lack of empathy impacts her child’s mental health

A Synapsy study shows that mothers with post-traumatic stress disorder due to interpersonal violence misread their children's emotions due to...
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Gene-environment interactions that drives autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gene-environment interactions that drives autism

A UNIGE team demonstrates how genes and environment interact in autistic disorders, thus explaining the vast variability of the disease’s symptoms. People...
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Below, our 3’04” presentation video (English) – Version française >

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