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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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