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Martina Franchini awarded the Best Poster Prize
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Martina Franchini awarded the Best Poster Prize

Martina Franchini, researcher from Marie Schaer and Stephan Eliez’s group, was honored by the Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of Children and Adolescents during its Annual Congress. Martina Franchini...
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Kim Do and Andrea Volterra new members of the SAMS
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Kim Do and Andrea Volterra new members of the SAMS

The Senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) appointed Kim Do and Andrea Volterra, project leaders at the NCCR-Synapsy, as individual members of the Academy. Kim Do is...
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Peter Scheiffele awarded the Robert Bing Prize
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Peter Scheiffele awarded the Robert Bing Prize

The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) has awarded Prof. Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and Prof. Denis Jabaudon of the University of Geneva with...
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Discovery of a neuronal population that filters sensory information
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Discovery of a neuronal population that filters sensory information

In the center:"Panache shaped" neurons population sent by olfactory sensory cells. Our five senses collect data for complex perceptual systems in the brain allowing us to make sense of the...
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How a wine taster gets a good nose
Biomarkers of early psychosis

How a wine taster gets a good nose

Professor Carleton’s group have just revealed that olfactory training leads to enhanced odorant detection and discrimination. They show that this happens by plasticity at early stages of odour processing in...
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Micah Murray is awarded the Research Prize of the Swiss Brain League
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Micah Murray is awarded the Research Prize of the Swiss Brain League

Profs. Magistretti and Murray The 2014 Research Prize of the Swiss Brain League (Hirnliga) is awarded to Prof. Micah M. Murray (UNIL-CHUV) and to Prof. Christoph S. Herrmann (University of...
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Brain changes tied to electroconvulsive therapy
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Brain changes tied to electroconvulsive therapy

Bogdan Draganski’s team, from the 'Laboratoire de recherche en neuroimagerie (LREN)' at CHUV/UNIL, publishes an article highlighting the potential effects of electroconvulsive therapy on the brain. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a...
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François Ansermet appointed to the French Committee of Ethics
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François Ansermet appointed to the French Committee of Ethics

François Ansermet, psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist and member of Synapsy, is the first non-French expert to serve on the French ethics advisory board. Progress in research brings with it ethical...
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Neurons switches states to turn on and off learning
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Neurons switches states to turn on and off learning

Pico Caroni and his team show how a network of neurons in hippocampus and cortex switches states to turn on and off learning in the adult. They further show how...
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Two Synapsy project leaders nominated at EPFL
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Two Synapsy project leaders nominated at EPFL

Richard Frackowiak and Richard Petersen At its meeting held in December, the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology appointed seven professors at EPFL. Among them, two project leaders...
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The synaptic interactions driving the neural circuit computations underlying any goal-directed sensorimotor transformation
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The synaptic interactions driving the neural circuit computations underlying any goal-directed sensorimotor transformation

The research undertaken by Prof. Carl Petersen and his group about the causal description of the synaptic interactions driving the neural circuit computations underlying any learned, goal-directed sensorimotor transformation is...
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Nobel Prize 2013 : Thomas Südhof, a pioneer of synaptic mechanisms
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Nobel Prize 2013 : Thomas Südhof, a pioneer of synaptic mechanisms

Thomas Südhof Ralf Schneggenburger shares his views on the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate. The 2013 Nobel Prize honours three scientists who have solved the mystery of...
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Cocaine tampers with the brain’s brakes
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Cocaine tampers with the brain’s brakes

New results from Christian Lüscher and his group show that cocaine not only acts on excitatory transmission but also affects inhibitory transmission provoking loss of an intrinsic brake in the...
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Stéphane Baudouin receives the 2013 Life Sciences Award
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Stéphane Baudouin receives the 2013 Life Sciences Award

The Junior Debiopharm Group Life Sciences Awards 2013 was awarded during the annual EPFL Life Science Symposium (LSS2013), to the PostDoc student from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel....
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Gene appears to be associated with obesity in psychiatric patients
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Gene appears to be associated with obesity in psychiatric patients

A gene appears to be associated with overweight and obesity in psychiatric patients, as well as the general population, according to a report of Prof. Chin-Bin Eap's group, published in...
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Sense of smell : nose and brain make quite a team… in disconnection
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Sense of smell : nose and brain make quite a team… in disconnection

Visual retentivity of an orchid in the brain Alan Carleton's team (UNIGE) has just shown that the representation of an odor evolves after the first breath, and that an olfactory...
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Full body illusion is associated with a drop in skin temperature
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Full body illusion is associated with a drop in skin temperature

Researchers from the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the EPFL show that people can be tricked into feeling that an image of a human figure -an avatar- is their own body....
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Pico Caroni receives prestigious Théodore Ott Prize
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Pico Caroni receives prestigious Théodore Ott Prize

Pico Caroni, Group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, professor at the University of Basel and member of the NCCR Synapsy, has received on June 7, 2013 in...
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Scientists discover the origin of a giant synapse
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Scientists discover the origin of a giant synapse

Calyx of Held synapse covering the neuron soma How do we locate the spatial position of sounds? Scientists have revealed a mechanism responsible for the creation of giant synapses in...
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Caroni publication named as one of the most influential in 25 years
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Caroni publication named as one of the most influential in 25 years

A publication of Pico Caroni was named one of the most influential publications in the 25-year-long history of Neuron. The publication identified Nogo-A as an inhibitor of neurite growth and...
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