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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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Has the ideal target for treating anxiety been discovered?
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Has the ideal target for treating anxiety been discovered?

Synapsy’s neuroscientists based at EPFL have identified a cell molecule that can regulate anxiety and prevent depression. Located at the...
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Poor wiring in the centre of the brain leads to psychosis
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Poor wiring in the centre of the brain leads to psychosis

Psychosis is linked to abnormalities in brain development. A team from the Synapsy National Centre of Competences in Research has...
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Best wishes for 2021
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Best wishes for 2021

The Management Team wishes You all the Best for the New Year!
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From academia to entrepreneurship – seizing an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the treatment of neurological disorders
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From academia to entrepreneurship – seizing an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the treatment of neurological disorders

We spoke with Charles Finsterwald, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of the start-up Gliapharm about his career path and...
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Lactate, a prospect for the treatment of depression
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Lactate, a prospect for the treatment of depression

According to WHO, more than 264 million people in the world suffer from depression, a disorder that has a major...
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Holography and cellular reprogramming in the quest for biomarkers
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Holography and cellular reprogramming in the quest for biomarkers

Bipolar disorders affect some 2% of the population. Patients present a wide variety of clinical symptoms of which many can...
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A career at the intersection of physics and psychiatry
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A career at the intersection of physics and psychiatry

Pierre Marquet’s career path has been rather untypical. Combining qualifications in physics and psychiatry-psychotherapy, he is a clinical researcher “par...
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From science to yoga — and back to science
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From science to yoga — and back to science

After initial studies in science, Zeynep Knight-Celen opts for a life practicing and teaching yoga. Ten years later her interest...
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A psychologist in a clinical research team
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A psychologist in a clinical research team

Ryan Murray’s work within Synapsy WP#5 focuses on measuring brain reactivity to and recovery from psychosocial stress within clinical patients...
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