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Pfizer Award 2016 to Meaghan Creed & Vincent Pascoli

Pfizer Award 2016 to Meaghan Creed & Vincent Pascoli

Pfizer Award System : Neuroscience and nervous system illnesses. To treat addiction by electric shocks Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes into the brains of patients and outputting electric shocks...
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Hierarchy in animals: Anxiety can kill your social status

Hierarchy in animals: Anxiety can kill your social status

Mitochondria in the neurons of the nucleus accumbens. Neuroscientists at EPFL identify a brain region that links anxious temperament to low social status. The researchers were able to tweak social...
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Professor Carmen Sandi has been awarded the Valkhof Chair 2015

Professor Carmen Sandi has been awarded the Valkhof Chair 2015

Prof. Carmen Sandi has been awarded the Valkhof Chair 2015. On June 22nd, she had the opportunity to give this year's Valkhof Lecture, entitled: "The stressed social brain: from rodents...
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Two young researchers awarded at the 2nd DNF Symposium

Two young researchers awarded at the 2nd DNF Symposium

P. Bezzi, C. Bellone, F. Petrelli, S. Habbas During the 2nd DNF Symposium held at the DNF/CHUV, two young scientists working within the NCCR Synapsy received the 1st and 2nd...
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Regulating the brain’s redox state to prevent schizophrenia

Regulating the brain’s redox state to prevent schizophrenia

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...
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Stress and the social brain : effects and mechanisms

Stress and the social brain : effects and mechanisms

Prof. Carmen Sandi has published a review article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience on stress and the social brain. As noted in a review article by Carmen Sandi (> LGC lab),...
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How stress affect self-confidence during competition time

How stress affect self-confidence during competition time

How does stress affect our self-confidence when we compete? An EPFL study shows how stress could actually be both a consequence and a cause of social and economic inequality, affecting...
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Profs. Bellone and Gräff are part of the first FENS-Kavli Scholars (2014-2018)

Profs. Bellone and Gräff are part of the first FENS-Kavli Scholars (2014-2018)

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Kavli Foundation have selected 20 young European neuroscience researchers for the excellence of their research. NCCR-Synapsy is very proud to announce...
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Antioxidants to reduce schizophrenia risk

Antioxidants to reduce schizophrenia risk

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...
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How chronic stress tears us apart

How chronic stress tears us apart

Chronic stress can lead to behavioral problems. Prof Carmen Sandi's team has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to these problems. Why is it...
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Best Poster Award to Anne Ruef

Best Poster Award to Anne Ruef

Anne Ruef and Prof. Yves Dunant During the Lemanic Neuroscience Annual Meeting, held in Les Diablerets on August 29-30, 2014, Anne Ruef won the prize for the best poster or...
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Carmen Sandi awarded the Behavioral Brain Research Prize

Carmen Sandi awarded the Behavioral Brain Research Prize

Carmen Sandi, project leader on the "Developmental stress" project of Synapsy and head of the Brain Mind Institute (EPFL), received the Behavioral Brain Research Prize last Sunday. On the occasion...
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Martina Franchini awarded the Best Poster Prize

Martina Franchini awarded the Best Poster Prize

Martina Franchini, researcher from Marie Schaer and Stephan Eliez’s group, was honored by the Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of Children and Adolescents during its Annual Congress. Martina Franchini...
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Kim Do and Andrea Volterra new members of the SAMS

Kim Do and Andrea Volterra new members of the SAMS

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...
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Childhood trauma leaves marks on the brain

Childhood trauma leaves marks on the brain

EPFL scientists have found that childhood trauma leaves a lasting imprint on the brain – a structural change that is related to a predisposition to violence. It is well known...
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