L-Lactate: from neural network potentiation to neuroprotection

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NMDA receptors are involved in several aspects of fundamental brain functions, as well as in a variety of neurological disorders. In its last study published in the Nature series “Scientific Report”, the laboratory of Pierre Magistretti reveals that L-Lactate is a Read more…


Pierre J. Magistretti : A life-long passion for neuroscience

Pierre Magistretti portrait

Professor Magistretti has devoted his career to studying the interactions between neurons and glial cells, psychiatry and developing neuroscience at home and abroad – and he looks set to continue to do so! A one-day symposium was held in honor Read more…


GliaPharm moves to Campus Biotech

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C. Finsterwald, A. Magistretti, P. Magistretti, S. Lengacher GliaPharm, tackling Stephen Hawking’s disease, moves to Campus Biotech, Geneva. There are approximately 800 people working in the Campus Biotech building, say its promoteurs. However, some floors of the Lemanic pole dedicated Read more…


Could “forgetting” be the cure to addictions

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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 EPFL published an article in the prestigious journal Molecular Psychiatry Read more…


Pierre Magistretti wins 2016 IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize

Pierre Magistretti Ipsen 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 Magistretti, and another two world-renowned scientists, Professor David Altwell from Read more…


Modeling the brain’s energy with glia cells (astrocytes)

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Glial cells Scientists at EPFL, KAUST and UCL have created the first computer model of the metabolic coupling between neuron and glia, an essential feature of brain function. Confirming previous experimental data, the model is now being integrated into the Read more…


The role of lactate in boosting memory

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Researchers from the Laboratory of Neuroenergetics and Cellular Dynamics (LNDC-EPFL), headed by Prof. Magistretti, have decoded the mechanism by which a glucose derivative activates receptors involved in memorization. Everyone knows that neurons are the key to how the brain operates. Read more…


François Ansermet appointed to the French Committee of Ethics

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François Ansermet, psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist and member of Synapsy, is the first non-French expert to serve on the French ethics advisory board. Progress in research brings with it ethical issues-research on embryos, surrogate motherhood, end-of-life concerns, donating organs-and sometimes Read more…