Press Area

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



An oxygen mask to prevent sequelae from stroke?

January 15 2016

And if a simple oxygen mask were to protect people from neurological sequelae following an acute stroke? It would be sufficient to administer it to patients during the interval needed by medical teams to restore the blood supply, and hence oxygen,...
Read more...


Beginning of life: how does symmetry come into play?

January 04 2016

The first embryonic division, which follows gamete fusion (oocyte and spermatozoon), starts the development of a new individual, the genesis of a functional adult body. This division is symmetric in the one-cell embryo stage (also known as the zyg...
Read more...


Defective connections throughout the brain involved in certain autistic disorders

November 23 2015

Researchers at Neurocentre Magendie (Inserm/University of Bordeaux) have just shown how altered connections between cells of the nervous system are involved in fragile X syndrome, a cause of severe autistic spectrum disorders. Using MRI, Andreas...
Read more...


A new neural circuit involved in the control of movement

November 19 2015

The team led by Claire Wyart, an Inserm researcher at the Brain and Spine Institute, has just demonstrated the ability of sensory neurons located in the spinal cord to modulate movement. In the zebrafish, the researchers have shown that activation...
Read more...


Fatty acids, essential for the nervous system… of the gut (as well)

November 09 2015

How does a fatty acid deficiency explain Crohn’s disease? Two Inserm research teams have just shown that failure of the intestine to produce a lipid “messenger” is associated with Crohn’s disease, a common and highly disabling inflammatory bowel d...
Read more...
^ Top of page