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Neurons paralyze us during REM sleep

December 13 2016

During REM sleep, the brain inhibits the motor system, which makes the sleeper completely immobile. CNRS researchers working in the Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon (CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1/INSERM/Université Jean Monnet)...
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Minimum effort for maximum effect

December 02 2016

Ten days after astronaut Thomas Pesquet take-off into space on the Proxima mission, many questions remain about human adaptation to gravity. The research team at Inserm Unit 1093, “Cognition, Motor Activity and Sensorimotor Plasticity” (Inserm/Uni...
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Mitochondria are essential to memory

November 21 2016

Numerous studies have shown that using cannabis can lead to short- and long-term memory loss. These effects on memory may be related to the presence of specific receptors on several types of brain cells (glial cells as well as neurons). Inserm res...
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Caffeine and its analogues revert memory deficits by normalizing stress responses in the brain

August 30 2016

A study published in the journal Scientific Reports from Nature publishing group, describes the mechanism by which caffeine counteracts age-related cognitive deficits in animals.
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Artificial retinas: promising leads towards clearer vision

August 24 2016

A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus restored is still far from being clear. By comparing in r...
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