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Pfizer Award 2016 to Meaghan Creed & Vincent Pascoli
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Pfizer Award 2016 to Meaghan Creed & Vincent Pascoli

Pfizer Award System : Neuroscience and nervous system illnesses. To treat addiction by electric shocks Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes into the brains of patients and outputting electric shocks...
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SNN Best Poster Award 2016 to Thomas Stefanelli
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SNN Best Poster Award 2016 to Thomas Stefanelli

Thomas Stefanelli (Christian Lüscher PhD student, ex- Dominique Müller) won the best poster prize awarded by the Swiss Society for Neuroscience. The study examines neural ensemble involved in memory processes:...
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Hierarchy in animals: Anxiety can kill your social status
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Hierarchy in animals: Anxiety can kill your social status

Mitochondria in the neurons of the nucleus accumbens. Neuroscientists at EPFL identify a brain region that links anxious temperament to low social status. The researchers were able to tweak social...
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Could “forgetting” be the cure to addictions
Mood disorders

Could “forgetting” be the cure to addictions

The research groups of Dr Benjamin Boutrel, PD, MER1 from the Psychiatry Department, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, CHUV and Prof. Pierre Magistretti from the University of Lausanne and the...
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Mental Health Science Award to Dr. Johannes Gräff
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Mental Health Science Award to Dr. Johannes Gräff

Mental Heath Science was very proud to announce the winners of their 2015 Fellows Awards. This is the third year of the MQ’s annual Fellows Award programme, which supports the...
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ESDM: A Game-changing therapy for autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder

ESDM: A Game-changing therapy for autism

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an innovative therapy for autism that makes a difference in the treatment of very young patients. The method is now used successfully in...
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Impaired regulation of serotonin affects positioning of brain cells
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Impaired regulation of serotonin affects positioning of brain cells

In a study of infant mice, researchers have found that the positioning of brain cells is affected by early-life impairment of the system that regulates serotonin — a key brain...
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Pierre Magistretti wins 2016 IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize
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Pierre Magistretti wins 2016 IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize

Professor Pierre Magistretti, from EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute, has been awarded the prestigious IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize for 2016. The 2016 Neuronal Plasticity prize is awarded jointly to Professor Pierre...
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Better learning through distinguishing
22q11 deletion syndrome

Better learning through distinguishing

A study published in the latest issue of Nature Neuroscience describes work led by the University of Geneva’s (UNIGE) Faculties of Medicine and Sciences, on the indisputable role of the...
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Jan Cabungcal awarded by SSBP Young Investigator
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Jan Cabungcal awarded by SSBP Young Investigator

The Young Investigator Award 2015 of the Swiss Society of Biological Psychiatry has been awarded to Jan Cabungcal. Dr. Jan Cabungcal, member of Prof. Kim Do team has been rewarded...
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Michael Herzog nominated Full Professor of Life Sciences at EPFL
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Michael Herzog nominated Full Professor of Life Sciences at EPFL

The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of eight professors at EPFL. Michael Herzog is a world-renowned expert on the processes of visual perception...
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A novel pathway between stress and cognition
Developmental stress

A novel pathway between stress and cognition

A team of neuroscientists from EPFL, MIT and Stanford uncovered a new stress-related mechanism involved in memory deterioration. In ever faster moving societies, an increasing number of people is becoming...
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Professor Carmen Sandi has been awarded the Valkhof Chair 2015
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Professor Carmen Sandi has been awarded the Valkhof Chair 2015

Prof. Carmen Sandi has been awarded the Valkhof Chair 2015. On June 22nd, she had the opportunity to give this year's Valkhof Lecture, entitled: "The stressed social brain: from rodents...
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The brain, a mirror of the mother’s trauma
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The brain, a mirror of the mother’s trauma

Previous studies have shown it is more difficult for mothers suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to a history of violent life events to react appropriately to their...
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Christian Lüscher becomes a member of the SAMS
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Christian Lüscher becomes a member of the SAMS

Professor Christian Lüscher from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and a NCCR Synapsy member joins the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) The senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical...
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Two young researchers awarded at the 2nd DNF Symposium
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Two young researchers awarded at the 2nd DNF Symposium

P. Bezzi, C. Bellone, F. Petrelli, S. Habbas During the 2nd DNF Symposium held at the DNF/CHUV, two young scientists working within the NCCR Synapsy received the 1st and 2nd...
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There’s more to a child than its reproductive beginnings
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There’s more to a child than its reproductive beginnings

In his book “La fabrication des enfants, un vertige technologique (Making children, A technological vertigo)”, published by Editions Odile Jacob, Prof. François Ansermet considers the novel situations arising from new...
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Regulating the brain’s redox state to prevent schizophrenia
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Regulating the brain’s redox state to prevent schizophrenia

Kim Q. Do’s group show that cell-specific regulation of redox state balances critical periods of brain plasticity; essential as disruption of natural critical periods in brain development may be at...
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The tragic death of Professor Dominique Muller
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The tragic death of Professor Dominique Muller

It is with heavy hearts that we learned that Professor Dominique Muller, Head of the Department of Basic Neurosciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva and...
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Stress and the social brain : effects and mechanisms
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Stress and the social brain : effects and mechanisms

Prof. Carmen Sandi has published a review article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience on stress and the social brain. As noted in a review article by Carmen Sandi (> LGC lab),...
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