Link between childhood trauma and symptoms of psychosis

trauma during childhood

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 Prof. Kim Do, Director of the Centre for Psychiatric Neurosciences Read more…


Kim Do Cuénod – Leçon inaugurale à l’UNIL

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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 CHUV Department of Psychiatry, Prilly. She was nominated UNIL Professor on Read more…


Antioxidant treatment against schizophrenia

Metal oxidated

A joint team between the Lausanne CHUV and Harvard American University paves the way for a new neuroprotective treatment for schizophrenia. Three questions to Kim Do, head of the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience at the CHUV-Prilly: You have successfully tested Read more…


A treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers

Conus/Do

The Centre of Psychiatric Neurosciences (CNP) schizophrenia research Unit (Prof. Kim Do Cuénod) and the CHUV General Psychiatry Department (Prof. Philippe Conus), in partnership with the Harvard Medical School of Boston (Prof. Larry Seidman), have conducted a clinical trial with Read more…


Regulating the brain’s redox state to prevent schizophrenia

brain redox

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 the root of schizophrenia. Prof. Kim Q. Do’s team from Read more…


Antioxidants to reduce schizophrenia risk

apples step of oxidation

In an article published in Neuron, Kim Do and her group reveal that deficits related to schizophrenia can be corrected by protecting a specific group of vulnerable neurons from oxidative stress. Prof. Kim Do’s lab from the Centre for Psychiatric Read more…


Kim Do and Andrea Volterra new members of the SAMS

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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 associate professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of Read more…


Gene appears to be associated with obesity in psychiatric patients

obesity vs normal

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 JAMA Psychiatry. The CREB-regulated transcription coactivator 1 (CRTC1) gene is Read more…