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



The INSIGHT study: to better understand the factors that trigger Alzheimer’s disease

September 18 2014

Over 35 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease [1]. In France, in 2014, approximately 900,000 people are affected, and the prevalence of the disease will increase considerably: an estimated 1.3 million people...
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Ultrasound tracks odor representation in the brain

July 11 2014

A new ultrasound imaging technique has provided the first ever in vivo visualization of activity in the piriform cortex of rats during odor perception. This deep-seated brain structure plays an important role in olfaction, and was inaccessible to...
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Alzheimer’s disease: simplified diagnosis, with more reliable criteria

June 30 2014

How many patients receive an incorrect diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease? The answer is a surprisingly high number: over a third! To reduce the number of errors, the diagnostic criteria must be the most reliable possible, especially at the very ear...
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Confirmation of the neurobiological origin of attention – deficit disorder

April 10 2014

A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood. Researchers from CNRS, the University of Strasbourg and INSERM (1) have identified a ce...
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Friedreich’s ataxia – an effective gene therapy in an animal model

April 07 2014

The team led by Hélène Puccio, director of research for Inserm at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC) (Inserm / CNRS / University of Strasbourg) in close collaboration with Patrick Aubourg’s team (Inserm and Profes...
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