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The new face of mental illnesses

May 19 2010

A century after they were first described, mental illnesses remain a significant public health problem. The primary cause of death for those aged 25-34, they affect more than 400 million people in the world according to the World Health Organizati...
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One goal is fine, three goals is more tricky

April 15 2010

How does the brain manage to integrate the different goals that we set ourselves? Where about in the brain is this information "processed"? How many simultaneous goals is the brain capable of registering? These are some of the many quest...
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Does all of our brain go to sleep at the same instant ?

March 17 2010

There is no question that our brains are very complex. As the subject of a large number of studies, this organ is revealing a little more about itself each day. Today’s revelation concerns part of the way that the brain functions during sleep. Mor...
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Endocannabinoids can influence food intake in opposite ways

February 07 2010

Two research teams from Inserm Unit 862, Neurocentre Magendie, University of Bordeaux 2, coordinated by Giovanni Marsicano and Pier Vincenzo Piazza, have recently demonstrated that disabling just one minority population of type I cannabinoid recep...
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A major step forward in research on small cerebral blood vessel diseases

February 01 2010

In 2010, the disorder known as CADASIL (1) syndrome is one of the most common causes of hereditary vascular dementia. However, the mechanisms involved in this disease of the small cerebral vessels remain poorly understood. This is because of the a...
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