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Autism social interaction difficulties caused by poor synaps...

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 (UNIBAS), in Switzerland believe they have uncovered what happens in ASD patients’ brains that disrupts their social skills. Findings from the new study—published today in […]

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Targeting a brain mechanism could treat aggression

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 say, are destructive to both individuals and societies worldwide: death, disease, disability, and numerous socioeconomic problems can often be traced back to aggressive behavior. But […]

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Camilla Bellone interviewed by RTS-CQFD radio

© Christian Lüscher

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 phone: Christian Lüscher, professor of fundamental neuroscience at UNIGE. Full radio show (FR 40’57”) > Tous les vendredis, “CQFD” (RTS La Première – radio) reçoit […]

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The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories

Neuroscientists at EPFL have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience. The study is published in Science. Memories of traumatic experiences can lead to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can destroy a person’s life. It is currently estimated that almost a […]

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Roland Hasler at the International ADHD Congress in Tel Aviv

Roland Hasler giving a conference

The International ADHD Congress, held from March 19-21, 2018, focuses on both clinical and neuro-biological aspects. New developments in imaging, basic sciences, and clinical assessment and treatment are highlighted. Dr Roland Hasler presented Synapsy’s research on electroencephalogram (EEG) Neurofeedback on adult patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Neurofeedback (NF) uses EEG brain-computer interface to give […]

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SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do

Kim Do Receiving an award

Prof. Kim Do Cuénod, Head of the Psychiatric Neuroscience Center (CNP-CHUV), has been awarded with the SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to schizophrenia research. A pioneer in translational psychiatry research Kim Do Cuénod has developed a multidisciplinary and translational approach to promote collaboration between neurobiology researchers and clinicians. […]

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