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



Addiction: a loss of plasticity of the brain?

June 24 2010

Why is it that only some drug users become addicts? This is the question that has been addressed by the teams of Pier Vincenzo Piazza and Olivier Manzoni, at the Neurocentre Magendie in Bordeaux (Inserm unit 862). These researchers have just disco...
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Sight recovery in mice

June 24 2010

Swiss researchers from the Friedrich Miescher Institute, in collaboration with Inserm researchers from CNRS and UPMC in the Institut de la Vision, have just restored sight to mice afflicted with retinitis pigmentosa. The results have been confirme...
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Alzheimer’s: Glutamate receptors identified as a potential therapeutic target

June 10 2010

Antoine Thriller, director of the “Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure” (Inserm U1024, CNRS/ENS Paris), and his team, in partnership with researchers from the Northwestern University (Chicago), have just discovered a new mechanism...
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Consortium on autism discovers new genes

June 10 2010

One hundred and seventy-seven scientists, from more than 60 institutions in 11 different countries, have revealed results from phase 2 of the international consortium for genetic research on autism, the Autism Genome Project. These researchers, in...
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Alzheimer’s disease: a comprehensive specific care plan does not decrease the rate of functional decline

June 04 2010

Alzheimer’s is a chronic, progressive disease. However, in contrast with other chronic pathologies, there is no consensus on conditions and content of care. The results of a study by Bruno Vellas and his team (Inserm unit 558, “Epidemiology and Pu...
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