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Scientists discover the origin of a giant synapse
Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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Childhood trauma leaves marks on the brain
Developmental stress Women in Science

Childhood trauma leaves marks on the brain

EPFL scientists have found that childhood trauma leaves a lasting imprint on the brain – a structural change that is related to a predisposition to violence. It is well known...
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Disorder of neuronal circuits in autism is reversible
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Disorder of neuronal circuits in autism is reversible

Synaptic connections in the brain of a mouse model for autism People with autism suffer from a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that becomes evident in early childhood. Peter...
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Calling for pilot projects
Miscellaneous

Calling for pilot projects

As indicated during the kickoff meeting (1 October 2010) and during the retreat of the NCCR-Synapsy in Villars (April 1 and 2, 2011), it is the intention of Synapsy to...
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