WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN THE NEWS

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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How social rank can trigger vulnerability to stress

How social rank can trigger vulnerability to stress

EPFL scientists have identified rank in social hierarchies as a major determining factor for vulnerability to chronic stress. They also show that energy metabolism in the brain is a predictive...
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The brain is full of multi-dimensional geometrical structures

The brain is full of multi-dimensional geometrical structures

A team of researchers from the Swiss Blue Brain Project — a group focusing on supercomputer-powered reconstruction of the human brain — have used a classic branch of maths in a completely...
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Outstanding Mentoring Award to Stephanie Clarke

Outstanding Mentoring Award to Stephanie Clarke

In recognition of her exceptional contribution to the training of young talents and for commitment to the new generation of academics, Prof. Stephanie Clarke has been awarded the Outstanding Mentoring...
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Scientists discover hidden patterns of brain activity

Scientists discover hidden patterns of brain activity

In a collaboration led by EPFL’s Blue Brain, scientists discover patterns of brain activity – never before observed – with the help of mathematics, providing insight into how neurons collectively...
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A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

EPFL scientists have developed a mathematical “face-recognition” method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size. Materials classified as “nanoporous” have structures (or “frameworks”) with pores up to 100...
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Is everything decided in childhood?

Is everything decided in childhood?

Meeting with Claudia Bagni, Head of the UNIL Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, whose inaugural lecture will take place during the Brain Awareness Week 2017 (program pdf). Without knowing why, it...
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Fellows of the American Mathematical Society 2017

Fellows of the American Mathematical Society 2017

Kathryn Hess Bellwald -professor at the BMI at EPFL- is among the 65 mathematical scientist from around the world who have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)...
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Early Diagnosis of ASD : what the studies on social orientation and on joint attention may bring to the issue

Early Diagnosis of ASD : what the studies on social orientation and on joint attention may bring to the issue

The diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is based on behavioral observations. It is hard to make such a diagnosis for sure before the age of 3. However, the first...
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Swiss Media Award 2016 to documentary on schizophrenia

Swiss Media Award 2016 to documentary on schizophrenia

Media Award 2016 from the Swiss Academies of Art and Sciences to Lison Méric's documentary on schizophrenia “J'entends des voix (I hear voices)” broadcasted on RTS1 - 36.9°, 16 December...
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Prof. Carmen Sandi nominated President-elect of the FENS

Prof. Carmen Sandi nominated President-elect of the FENS

  On July 2, 2016, Prof. Carmen Sandi, Director of the Brain Mind Institute at the School of Life Sciences, EPFL, was elected President-elect (term as President starting in 2018)...
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Claudia Bagni, new UNIL-DNF Director

Claudia Bagni, new UNIL-DNF Director

Claudia Bagni has been nominated full Professor at the University of Lausanne on the first of July. She is officially Head of the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF >). UNIL News...
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SHANK3 controls maturation of social reward circuits in the VTA

SHANK3 controls maturation of social reward circuits in the VTA

The autism spectrum disorders are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders whose main characteristic alterations in social communication, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. If the assumptions to identify alterations in...
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2016 Ernest Solvay prize for Prof. Claudia Bagni

2016 Ernest Solvay prize for Prof. Claudia Bagni

Prof. Claudia Bagni has been awarded the Ernest Solvay prize for 2016 by Queen Elizabeth Medical Foundation, for the project “CYFIP1-pathies: shared pathways in intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders”. Q.E.M.F...
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