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Press release list of thematic 'Neurosciences, cognitive sciences, neurology and psychiatry'


The human embryo as you have never seen it

The human embryo as you have never seen it

March 23 2017

A team coordinated by Alain Chédotal, Inserm research director at the Institut de la Vision (Inserm/UPMC/CNRS) and Paolo Giacobini at the Jean Pierre Aubert research centre (Inserm/Lille University) have just made a series of new observa...
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What if optimism were learnt?

What if optimism were learnt?

March 20 2017

How does our brain learn from our mistakes? Does it prefer good news to bad news? These are the questions answered by a team of researchers led by Stefano Palminteri (Inserm-ENS), laureate of the ATIP-Avenir programme, from the Laboratoire de...
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Toward the synthesis of antibiotics by a new bacterial enzyme

Toward the synthesis of antibiotics by a new bacterial enzyme

March 14 2017

Researchers at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Inra) and Inserm have discovered a new family of bacterial enzymes that can produce hitherto unidentified peptides with antibiotic activity. Published in Nature Chemistry...
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Lack of sleep causes brain impairment in adolescents

Lack of sleep causes brain impairment in adolescents

March 08 2017

Not sleeping enough or going to bed too late leads to a reduction in the volume of grey matter in the brains of adolescents. These conclusions were obtained by researchers at Inserm Unit 1000, “Neuroimaging and Psychiatry” (Inserm/Paris-Descartes...
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Testosterone for nerve fibre repair

December 14 2016

To protect against attack, the body uses natural repair processes. What is involved in the spontaneous regeneration of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibres? This is the question addressed by researchers in Unit 1195, “Neuroprotective, Neuror...
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