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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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#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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