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Affiliated member : Nadia Micali
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Affiliated member : Nadia Micali

“Research isn’t the icing on the cake, it’s an integral part of clinical work" Nadia Micali was appointed head of HUG’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in late 2017, joining...
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NeuroClub : the “Brain Factory”
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NeuroClub : the “Brain Factory”

Professor Jozsef Kiss © Christian Lüscher The University of Geneva’s NeuroClub, founded in 1999 on the fringes of the neuroanatomy course, introduces the world of research to budding doctors. It’s...
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The rewarding work of translational projects
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The rewarding work of translational projects

Camilla Bellone and Marie Schaer work in collaboration under the NCCR-Synapsy project. Camilla Bellone explores the use of animal models in social paradigms, to look at the causality between circuitry...
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Using high-density EEG source imaging to detect subcortical electrophysiological activity
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Using high-density EEG source imaging to detect subcortical electrophysiological activity

256-channel scalp EEG and source imaging Subcortical neuronal activity is important in mediating communication in large-scale brain networks. While EEG recordings provide appropriate temporal resolution and coverage to study whole...
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Public Lecture by Pierre Magistretti
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Public Lecture by Pierre Magistretti

As part of the University of Geneva’s public conference series, the Synapsy national center of competence in research (NCCR-Synapsy) invited Pierre Magistretti on January 31, 2019 to give a talk...
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Lactate triggers genes that modify brain activity
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Lactate triggers genes that modify brain activity

Fluorescently labeled neuronal dendritric ramifications. © KAUST   A genome-wide study led by Pierre Magistretti has shed light on the mechanisms through which lactate, a product of aerobic glycolysis in astrocytes,...
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A Swiss network brings stress researchers together
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A Swiss network brings stress researchers together

In an effort to promote stress research in Switzerland, Professors Carmen Sandi (EPFL Brain Mind Institute) and Dominique de Quervain (University of Basel) have founded stressnetwork.ch, a network of over...
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How does the brain learn by talking to itself?
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How does the brain learn by talking to itself?

UNIGE scientists uncover the role of synaptic feedback systems in shaping learning processes in the brain’s cortex – a discovery that may prove valuable for developing efficient artificial intelligence. Human...
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Drugs of abuse: Identifying the addiction circuit
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Drugs of abuse: Identifying the addiction circuit

Section of a mouse brain showing in red the circuit that reinforces the behaviour, in green the circuit that reinforces the decision to continue. If the green projection is very...
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Carmen Sandi wins the first Ron de Kloet award
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Carmen Sandi wins the first Ron de Kloet award

Professor Carmen Sandi at EPFL's Brain Mind Institute, has won the first Ron de Kloet award from the STRESS-NL consortium. The STRESS-NL is a consortium of different institutions that "envisions...
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ASD : Protein synthesis as a possible biomarker
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ASD : Protein synthesis as a possible biomarker

Eleonora Rosina   Highlight from the Bagni's Lab Genes encoding for proteins involved in synaptic protein synthesis seem to contribute to the development of Autism Spectrum Disorders. They are now...
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Social dopamine
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Social dopamine

Dopaminergic neurons of the VTA (green). Virus-infected neurons that can be inhibited to assess their effects on social behavior through chemogenetic approaches are in red. The level of infected dopamine...
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The WP#3 is setting the tone
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The WP#3 is setting the tone

A new Synapsy era has emerged with the entering in Phase-3. Its success will depend, among other things, on Synapsy’s ability to transfer technologies. It didn’t take long to hear...
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Synapsy enters Phase-3 with new challenges
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Synapsy enters Phase-3 with new challenges

The Synapsy Group - Villars 2018 Following a successful Site-Visit, Synapsy has officially entered Phase-3 in October 2018. A final decision regarding the overall funding for Synapsy’s third phase is...
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The brain is fighting against autism
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The brain is fighting against autism

Eye-tracking experience Each dot indicates the position of the gaze while viewing a video showing a child playing. Left : the blue dots are the areas targeted by a child with...
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Link between childhood trauma and symptoms of psychosis
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Link between childhood trauma and symptoms of psychosis

Two teams from the CHUV Department of Psychiatry are publishing results indicating the important role of antioxidants in preventing the harmful consequences of childhood trauma in psychosis. The team of...
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Bringing psychiatric neuroscience to teachers
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Bringing psychiatric neuroscience to teachers

Last October 29th, the Synapsy clinical researcher, Camille Piguet, took part in a day of in-service training for teachers at the Collège du Léman. Each year, the teachers of this international school, which...
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Antioxidants to heal the brain in psychosis?
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Antioxidants to heal the brain in psychosis?

The Centre for Psychiatric Neuroscience and the CHUV-Department of General Psychiatry have just published the results of a study suggesting the protective effects of antioxidant treatment on the brains of...
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An innovating treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers
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An innovating treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers

Two units of the Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School, have tried innovative treatment in patients who have recently developed psychosis. Their results were published in...
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Dopamine, a key component of heroin addiction
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Dopamine, a key component of heroin addiction

Photo illustrating dopaminergic neurons (in red). In green, are dopaminergic neurons that have been activated by heroin. In blue, a marking of the nuclei of the cells. © UNIGE Addiction...
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