Resynchronizing neurons to erase schizophrenia

Resynchronizing neurons to erase schizophrenia

By increasing the excitability of a subpopulation of “defective” inhibitory neurons, researchers at the UNIGE restore the synchronization of neural networks in the hippocampus, and are thus able to suppress...
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L-Lactate: from neural network potentiation to neuroprotection

L-Lactate: from neural network potentiation to neuroprotection

NMDA receptors are involved in several aspects of fundamental brain functions, as well as in a variety of neurological disorders. In its last study published in the Nature series “Scientific Report”,...
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Interneuron plasticity initiates the rewiring of the auditory cortex

Interneuron plasticity initiates the rewiring of the auditory cortex

  EPFL neuroscientists have found that the output synapses of certain interneurons in the cortex show long-term plasticity. This plasticity occurs during a critical period of brain development and might...
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Astrocytes are involved in personality disorders

Astrocytes are involved in personality disorders

A new Study conducted by the Synapsy researcher Paola Bezzi and published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry shows that neuronal development in the prefrontal cortex and associated cognitive processes,...
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MD-PhD fellowship awarded to Aurélie Bochet

MD-PhD fellowship awarded to Aurélie Bochet

The SNSF, the SAMS and the Swiss cancer research foundation will support ten young medical researchers in doing their MD-PhDs. The national MD-PhD commission has awarded fellowships to 10 of...
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Philippe Conus elected Vice President of IEPA

Philippe Conus elected Vice President of IEPA

Philippe Conus, ordinary professor at the FBM-UNIL and head of the General Psychiatry Department of the CHUV, has been elected vice-president for Europe of the IEPA-Early Intervention in Mental Health,...
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Amputees consider their prosthetic limb is an extension of their own body

Amputees consider their prosthetic limb is an extension of their own body

Merely having the prosthetic limb is not enough to assist the amputees with their activities. Many amputees skip the extended use of their prosthetic limb as their misplaced limb does not...
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Researchers find dominant men can make decisions faster

Researchers find dominant men can make decisions faster

Men who exhibit high social dominance make faster decisions than low-dominance men even outside a social context, finds a large behavioral study from EPFL. Hierarchies exist across all human and...
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Autism social interaction difficulties caused by poor synapse maturation

Autism social interaction difficulties caused by poor synapse maturation

A significant debilitating factor for those afflicted with autism spectral disorders (ASD) is impairment of social communication. Now, a team of investigators from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Basel...
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Targeting a brain mechanism could treat aggression and violent behavior

Targeting a brain mechanism could treat aggression and violent behavior

EPFL neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior, potentially forming the basis for treating aggression in several psychiatric disorders. Violence, which, needless to...
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A innovating treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers

A innovating treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers

Two units of the Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School, have tried innovative treatment in patients who have recently developed psychosis. Their results were published in...
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Budding Clinical-Scientists

Budding Clinical-Scientists

Vincienne Naef, Grace Kurian and Marc-Aurèle Adler are third and fourth year medical students at the University of Geneva. All three attended the Neurobiology of Mental Health conference, an ideal...
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Portrait : Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz

Portrait : Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz

Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz was destined to become a pediatrician in a regional medical office, but her curiosity –together with a series of chance meetings– led her to a career as a...
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Interview : Carol Tamminga

Interview : Carol Tamminga

Carol Tamminga is conducting translational research on psychosis at the University of Texas with the goal of understanding the mechanisms underlying schizophrenia (her lab >), especially psychosis and memory dysfunction....
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Philippe Conus : “The unexpected plays a part in jazz as it does in psychiatry”

Philippe Conus : “The unexpected plays a part in jazz as it does in psychiatry”

  As he receives the Alphen Award for his global clinical approach, Philippe Conus tells Synapsy about the rich and novel path that led him to psychiatry. Between music and...
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Dominique Muller leaves behind an indelible imprint

Dominique Muller leaves behind an indelible imprint

Dominique Muller, the former Synapsy co-director who passed away three years ago, was commemorated in a one-day conference on April 19, when the lecture theater at the Louis Jeantet Foundation...
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Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”

Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”

Kim Do has devoted most of her career to understanding the origins, effects and potential opportunities linked to an observation she made in patients suffering from schizophrenia. As a pioneer...
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Early psychoses

Early psychoses

Synapsy reviews the highlights and discusses the future of its work package on early psychosis for which the similarities between early-stage psychoses are calling to synergies. Psychoses develop in stages....
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Synapsy sets it course for 2022, borne along by rising synergies

Synapsy sets it course for 2022, borne along by rising synergies

Synapsy members have recently spent time writing up the annual report and preparing the research proposal for its third Phase. The Synapsy Newsletter is a chance to focus on the...
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Camilla Bellone interviewed by RTS-CQFD radio

Camilla Bellone interviewed by RTS-CQFD radio

Let's meet with Camilla Bellone, a specialist in social interactions. One hour to get to know this specialist in social interactions and talk about neurons, autism and schizophrenia. On the...
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