NEWS & AWARDS

Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”

Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”

Kim Do receiving the 2018 SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award, and Professor René Kahn. Kim Do has devoted most of her career to understanding the origins, effects and potential opportunities...
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Early psychoses

Early psychoses

NAC improves fornix integrity in parallel to the increase of brain glutathione and cognition improvement. 6-month longitudinal gFA changes : NAC vs Placebo. Coronal, sagittal and axial views show voxel-wise...
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Synapsy sets it course for 2022, borne along by rising synergies

Synapsy sets it course for 2022, borne along by rising synergies

Do/Conus Team Members. From left to right, front : Sara Camporesi, Gloria Reuteler, Ines Khadimallah, Adeline Cottier, Kim Do Cuénod, Martine Cleusix, Margot Fournier, Lijing Xin; behind : Clémentine Vincent, Raoul Jenni,...
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Camilla Bellone interviewed by RTS-CQFD radio

Camilla Bellone interviewed by RTS-CQFD radio

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...
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Carmen Sandi appointed President of FENS

Carmen Sandi appointed President of FENS

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies has appointed EPFL Professor Carmen Sandi as its President. FENS has appointed EPFL Professor Carmen Sandi as its new President. Professor Sandi directs the...
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‘Nuit de la Science’, Neurofeedback booth

‘Nuit de la Science’, Neurofeedback booth

'Nuit de la Science' in Geneva, the night of Saturday July 7, 2018 The 'Night of Science' keeps its audience awake ! When scientists share some of their knowledge to...
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Parent’s tough childhood can cast shadow across generations

Parent’s tough childhood can cast shadow across generations

When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were...
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The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories

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...
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Women and science, a “solid glass ceiling”

Women and science, a “solid glass ceiling”

In scientific disciplines, women remain underrepresented in positions of responsibility, despite their increasing numbers. Anglophones call this phenomenon the leaky pipe issue, or problem of the pierced pipe. The metaphor...
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Roland Hasler at the International ADHD Congress in Tel Aviv

Roland Hasler at the International ADHD Congress in Tel Aviv

Roland Hasler presenting -  March 2018 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...
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SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do

SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do

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...
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Kathryn Hess, a born mathematician

Kathryn Hess, a born mathematician

Professor at EPFL, Kathryn Hess Bellwald, puts into practice her discipline, the topology, to better understand how the brain works. She is also committed to the promotion of female science careers....
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The fascinating quest for neuronal origins

The fascinating quest for neuronal origins

Confocal microscopy image showing the embryonic preoptic region, sitting on the brain floor. Cortical neurogliaform cells come from this region that borders the third ventricle (middle, in black), marked by...
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Fondation Leenaards Scientific Prizes 2018 to Synapsy’s Members

Fondation Leenaards Scientific Prizes 2018 to Synapsy’s Members

Arnaud Merglen, Paul Klauser and Camille Piguet The Leenaards Foundation awarded this year two awards for translational medical research projects to groups of researchers from the Lake Geneva region. The...
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‘Social brain’ networks are altered at a young age in autism

‘Social brain’ networks are altered at a young age in autism

Each dot represents the gaze position for an individual child watching the movie. The blue dots on the left represent the typically developing toddlers. The red dots represent toddlers with...
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Kim Do Cuénod – Leçon inaugurale à l’UNIL

Kim Do Cuénod – Leçon inaugurale à l’UNIL

Neurobiologist, Kim Do Cuénod has specialized in the etiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia. She is Head of the Schizophrenia Research Unit and Head of the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience at the...
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Unraveling the biological function of a 22q11 locus gene

Unraveling the biological function of a 22q11 locus gene

Synapsy researchers reveal the developmental function of a new schizophrenia (SZ) risk-gene. The candidate SZ-risk gene DGCR2 is located in the 22q11.2 locus, whose deletion is a major risk factor for SZ. In...
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Synapsy conference highlighted at UNIGE

Synapsy conference highlighted at UNIGE

In the UNIGE-Journal no 140, two articles regarding Synapsy : "A baby is not a blank page" Psychologists now have tools to better understand how babies develop cognitive and affective...
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Women in science – Equal gender opportunities

Women in science – Equal gender opportunities

Equal Gender Opportunities New Synapsy Perspectives During the first and second phases of NCCR-Synapsy, several practical actions for the advancement of women were realized, inter alia, via a fruitful collaboration...
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Portrait : 5 questions for Thomas Marissal

Portrait : 5 questions for Thomas Marissal

Thomas Marissal was born in Carpentras, France. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's in neurobiology from the University of Aix-Marseille. Thomas subsequently completed a doctoral thesis...
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