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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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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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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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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 Maria Padula

Portrait : 5 questions for Maria Padula

Maria Padula studied biology at the University of Salento Lecce in Italy before obtaining a master's degree in neurobiology at the University of Pisa. Maria joined Stephan Eliez's group in...
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Highlight psychiatry clinical cohort : Perceiving schizophrenia

Highlight psychiatry clinical cohort : Perceiving schizophrenia

One in every 100 children develops schizophrenia in adulthood. But how can we know which children? Brain-imaging studies performed on the 22q11ds at-risk population provide some preliminary answers. In Switzerland,...
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Gender equality from a European perspective: myth and reality

Gender equality from a European perspective: myth and reality

Population: sex ratio in europe 2016 In the past 50 years, significant progress in women’s equality has been made worldwide. Western countries, particularly European countries, have implemented initiatives to attain...
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Antioxidant treatment against schizophrenia

Antioxidant treatment against schizophrenia

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...
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A treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers

A treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers

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...
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Meaghan Creed rewarded for her neuro research

Meaghan Creed rewarded for her neuro research

To Chatham native Meaghan Creed, the brain is a puzzle. Her quest for solutions has taken her to Switzerland and now Maryland. Creed, 30, is turning heads with her research...
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Pavoncella Award for Female Creativity 2017 to Claudia Bagni

Pavoncella Award for Female Creativity 2017 to Claudia Bagni

In June 2017, Claudia Bagni received the Pavoncella Award for the Scientific Creativity for her research work on synaptic plasticity and neurodevelopmental disorders. The prize reward Italian and non-Italian women...
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Your brain’s connections exist in 8 dimensions

Your brain’s connections exist in 8 dimensions

How can we understand the insanely complex mess of information that's constantly buzzing inside our brain? With 100 billion neurons in the average human brain, and 100 trillion connections between...
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Low-dose diazepam can increase social competitiveness

Low-dose diazepam can increase social competitiveness

EPFL scientists have discovered how low-dose anxiolytics increase the social competitiveness of high-anxious individuals by boosting the energy output of mitochondria in an area of the mammalian brain that controls...
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