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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 and excellence! The pooling of researchers, fuelled by clinical psychiatry...
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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 a neural pathway that lies outside the system of motivation...
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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 suffering into physical pain and pass on this somatisation to...
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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 level of anxiety and identifies the cerebral mechanisms involved. People...
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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 less sociable in individuals that have experienced stress during early...
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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 disorders. Communication between brain areas is crucial for the brain to...
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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 on the brain basis of behavior. If you are interested, we...
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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 a lack of emotional comprehension, a difficulty that, in turn,...
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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 with autism spectrum disorders all have characteristic behavioural difficulties. Nevertheless,...
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Detecting Attention Deficit Disorder More Accurately
Mood disorders

Detecting Attention Deficit Disorder More Accurately

By analysing the fluctuations of different cerebral states, neuroscientists at Synapsy have identified a new neurological marker for attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity.Adult diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactive...
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Happy Holidays and Best Wishes
Miscellaneous

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes

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Le Podcast « Toi aussi ? » tend le micro aux jeunes pour parler de santé mentale
Miscellaneous

Le Podcast « Toi aussi ? » tend le micro aux jeunes pour parler de santé mentale

Depuis bientôt deux ans et la survenue de la pandémie, le sujet de la santé mentale s’impose dans le débat public. L’isolement, le manque de perspectives et les mesures inhibant...
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Two blood markers for schizophrenia
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Two blood markers for schizophrenia

A research team from Synapsy has shown that the severity of the clinical symptoms of schizophrenia is strongly linked to blood biomarkers related to the deregulation of neuronal mitochondria.Psychotic symptoms...
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Tracking neurons that make us sociable
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tracking neurons that make us sociable

A team from Synapsy has discovered that neurons linked to the reward system are responsible for motivating us to interact with our fellow human beings. Human beings, like most mammals,...
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Same signature for several mental illnesses
Mood disorders Research highlight Women in Science

Same signature for several mental illnesses

A team from NCCR-Synapsy has identified a common neurobiological signature of dysfunction in the brain circuits involved in regulating emotions in three clinically-distinct psychiatric illnesses.People suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder...
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Women researchers win Synapsy poster awards
NEWS Prize Women in Science

Women researchers win Synapsy poster awards

The poster session of the eleventh annual meeting of the NCCR-Synapsy took place at the Diabrlerets Convention Center on the evening of Thursday, October 14. Peter Uhlhaas, representative of the...
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An algorithm to predict psychotic illnesses
Autism Spectrum Disorder

An algorithm to predict psychotic illnesses

Neuroscientists have used for the first time the method of longitudinal network analysis applied to children, in order to detect the symptoms that herald the development of psychotic illness in...
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Daniella Dwir’s study awarded prize
NEWS Prize Women in Science

Daniella Dwir’s study awarded prize

Daniella Dwir, researcher in the laboratory of Kim Do at the Schizophrenia Research Unit of the Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences of the CHUV, won the "Young investigator award" of the...
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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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