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Gliapharm completes a CHF 2 Million financing to advance its drug development program
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Gliapharm completes a CHF 2 Million financing to advance its drug development program

GliaPharm SA has completed a CHF 2 million financing. The company is initially focusing on an orphan neurological disease caused by a deficiency in brain metabolism that affects more than...
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Optimus Agora Prize for Carmen Sandi and Dominique de Quervain
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Optimus Agora Prize for Carmen Sandi and Dominique de Quervain

Dominique de Quervain and Carmen Sandi are being awarded Optimus Agora Prize. Their project “Stress” encourages interaction with the public. Stress is part of everyday life. Better understanding it, and...
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covidout.ch: maintaining mental health and developing coping skills
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covidout.ch: maintaining mental health and developing coping skills

The objective of this new web app, designed by caregivers and researchers, is to help people with temporary/reactional or chronic psychological suffering to find coping strategies to better cope with...
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A New Publication on Social Deficits by Claudia Bagni’s Group
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A New Publication on Social Deficits by Claudia Bagni’s Group

At a time when our entire society has to increase social distance because of Covid-19, Claudia Bagni, a Synapsy member and Professor of neuroscience at the University of Lausanne, goes...
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27 février 2020: “Que nous apprend la recherche génétique sur l’autisme?”
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27 février 2020: “Que nous apprend la recherche génétique sur l’autisme?”

Prof. Thomas BOURGERON Directeur du Centre de recherche translationnelle «Génétique humaine et fonctions cognitives», Institut Pasteur, Paris Si les scientifiques soupçonnent depuis longtemps la génétique de jouer un rôle majeur...
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The Harmful Effects of Stress Unraveled – Alexandre Dayer
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The Harmful Effects of Stress Unraveled – Alexandre Dayer

The 12th Synapsy newsletter is rich with interviews and portraits of students, clinical scientists and more senior researchers from the developmental stress working group of Synapsy (work package 4, WP#4)....
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Halfway between cell biology and patient care
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Halfway between cell biology and patient care

Zoé Schilliger was one of the three 2019 winners of the Synapsy clinician-researcher grant. She is embarking on a PhD on anxiety that is based on the expertise of two...
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Anti-stress meditation
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Anti-stress meditation

Is meditation effective as an early intervention to reduce reactivity to stress and anxiety? The Mindfulteen study investigates the question using brain imaging. Mindfulness meditation is a technique borrowed from...
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Breaking the transmission of trauma
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Breaking the transmission of trauma

Children of mothers with post-traumatic stress disorder have difficulty processing their emotions. Defining the neural bases of this dysfunction will help develop future treatments. Transmitting information, you do not have...
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Making a living on two wheels and electroencephalography
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Making a living on two wheels and electroencephalography

Virginie Perizzolo tells us how cycling and speech therapy helped her recently graduate from the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School.   What training did you do to become a doctor in...
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No clinical work without understanding the basics
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No clinical work without understanding the basics

Silvia Monari explains the difficult choice she had to make between medicine and life sciences when deciding on what direction her studies would take. Silvia tells us how she intends...
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Mapping the emotional management of trauma
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Mapping the emotional management of trauma

Trauma can induce fear pathologies, which are treated using psychotherapeutic approaches whose brain pathways have recently been identified. Fear leaves traces in the brain, and remembering it causes a feeling...
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Tracking neurogliaform cells and their role in the cortical microcircuit
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Tracking neurogliaform cells and their role in the cortical microcircuit

Studying neurogliaform-type interneurons involves the five key elements of stress-related pathologies: brain development, the prefrontal cortex, serotonergic pathway, interneurons and plasticity. Here’s how.   Experience constantly alters the activity of...
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Neural signature of trait anxiety
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Neural signature of trait anxiety

The neurological basis of trait anxiety, a risk factor for the development of neuropsychiatric diseases, revealed by Synapsy researchers. Trait anxiety is a personality dimension related to the extent to...
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Maternal exposure to violence and child psychopathology
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Maternal exposure to violence and child psychopathology

Synapsy has been following the children of mothers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to interpersonal violence since they were 12 months of age. They are now reaching maturity, just...
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Two Synapsy Neuroscientists Win Prestigious European Grants
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Two Synapsy Neuroscientists Win Prestigious European Grants

Camilla Bellone, member of the NCCR-Synapsy and researcher at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), was awarded the European Research Council's ERC Consolidator grant. Additionally, Alan Carleton, also a member of...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The whole management team wishes you a Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year 2020!
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MOOC on Autism Spectrum Disorders
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MOOC on Autism Spectrum Disorders

A MOOC on autism spectrum disorders has been launched by the University of Geneva in partnership with the NCCR Synapsy. It brings together experts, videos and testimonies to describe the scientific basis of...
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Virginie Perizzolo’s work awarded prize
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Virginie Perizzolo’s work awarded prize

The 11th French Congress of Psychiatry (CFP) awarded Best Scientific Publications of 2019 by Young Researchers Prize, 3rd Place to Virginie Perizzolo (née Pointet) of the University of Geneva, for...
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New EEG Study on Euthymic Bipolar Disorder Patients
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New EEG Study on Euthymic Bipolar Disorder Patients

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a common and severe psychiatric disorder. A better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology is needed to identify objective biomarkers of BD that would improve diagnostic and...
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