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#NCCRWomen – Marie Schaer
Portrait Women in Science

#NCCRWomen – Marie Schaer

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCRW_SCHAER_FINAL.movMeet Marie Schaer, a researcher working for the NCCR Synapsy at the University of Geneva. Her studies aims to understand the symptoms of autism, a developmental disorder associated with communication...
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#NCCRWomen – Zoé Schilliger
Portrait Women in Science

#NCCRWomen – Zoé Schilliger

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCRW_SCHILLIGER_FINAL.movMeet Zoé Schilliger, a doctoral student in psychiatric neuroscience at the University of Lausanne and CHUV. She is working on stress management during adolescence, more specifically how it can lead...
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#NCCRWomen – Camilla Bellone
Portrait Women in Science

#NCCRWomen – Camilla Bellone

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCRW_BELLONE_FINAL.movMeet Camilla Bellone, Director of the NCCR Synapsy and neuroscientist working at the University of Geneva. She is studying how the brain controls social behavior.The #NCCRWomen campaign introduces you to...
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#NCCRWomen – Silvia Monari
Portrait Women in Science

#NCCRWomen – Silvia Monari

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCR_MONARI_FINAL.movMeet Silvia Monari, a medical doctor doing a PhD in neuroscience at EPFL. She is studying how stress can affect memory and sleep for the NCCR Synapsy.Meet Marie Schaer, a...
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Autism: a spectrum on the path to segmentation
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism: a spectrum on the path to segmentation

A UNIGE study backed by Synapsy has shown that the basic states of the brain functions of young children with autism spectrum disorder have a signature that is specific to...
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#NCCRWomen – Farnaz Delavari
Portrait Women in Science

#NCCRWomen – Farnaz Delavari

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCR_DELAVARI_FINAL.movMeet Farnaz Delavari, a medical doctor doing a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Geneva. She is studying the brain mechanisms that lead to psychosis and anxiety for the...
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Using video for the early detection of autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Using video for the early detection of autism

Using artificial intelligence, a Synapsy team from the UNIGE has developed a device for the early detection of autism spectrum disorder in children. Individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder often...
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Managing attention deficit disorder by training the brain
Miscellaneous

Managing attention deficit disorder by training the brain

A Synapsy team from the UNIGE and the HUG has found that a special type of brain training based on the principle of ‘neurofeedback’ enables people with attention deficit disorder...
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Protecting the intellectual abilities of people at risk for psychosis
22q11 deletion syndrome

Protecting the intellectual abilities of people at risk for psychosis

A Synapsy team based at UNIGE has found that a class of drugs can protect the development of intellectual abilities in people at risk of psychosis, if prescribed before adolescence....
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Lactate reveals all about its antidepressant prowess
Mood disorders

Lactate reveals all about its antidepressant prowess

Neuroscientists at Synapsy have identified one of the mechanisms behind the antidepressant effect of lactate, a molecule produced by the body during exercise. Its key features – lactate, NADH and...
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Overcoming long-term trauma can be facilitated
Developmental stress

Overcoming long-term trauma can be facilitated

Older traumatic experiences are harder to get over compared to recent ones, and Synapsy scientists based at EPFL have started to understand why – at the level of brain circuits...
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Is schizophrenia the cost of a poor brain optimisation?
22q11 deletion syndrome

Is schizophrenia the cost of a poor brain optimisation?

Patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome have a high risk of developing schizophrenia. According to a recent study by neuroscientists from Synapsy, the Swiss National Research Centre of Competences in Research...
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Why making the right choice is difficult when you’re stressed
Mood disorders

Why making the right choice is difficult when you’re stressed

Study by members of Synapsy, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research in psychiatric disorders, explains why we make poor decisions after stress even when motivated by the prospect...
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Invitation for entries for the Research prize of the Swiss Brain League
Prize

Invitation for entries for the Research prize of the Swiss Brain League

Every two years, the Swiss Brain League awards a prize of CHF 20,000 to a Swiss research group in recognition of its outstanding scientific contribution in the field of neurological...
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Has the ideal target for treating anxiety been discovered?
Mood disorders

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 crossroads of multiple cellular mechanisms, this molecule reconciles the great...
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Poor wiring in the centre of the brain leads to psychosis
22q11 deletion syndrome

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 demonstrated that the regions of the brain involved in processing...
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Best wishes for 2021
NEWS

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
Mood disorders Newsletter

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 his decision to switch from fundamental research to application.An interest...
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Lactate, a prospect for the treatment of depression
Mood disorders Newsletter

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 impact on all facets of the lives of those it...
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Holography and cellular reprogramming in the quest for biomarkers
Mood disorders Newsletter

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 be especially handicapping. A new approach to find biomarkers, driven...
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