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Neuronal survival and axonal re-growth obtained in vitro

July 23 2009

While repair of the central nervous system has long been considered impossible, French researchers from Inserm, the CNRS and the UPMC (1) have just developed a strategy that could promote neuronal regeneration after injury. The in vitro studies ha...
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Exposure to pesticides and Parkinson’s disease

June 16 2009

A team of researchers from the Inserm “Neuroepidemiology” Unit and the UPMC have shown that exposure to pesticides virtually doubles the risk of occurrence of Parkinson’s disease with farmers. This risk increases with the number of years of exposu...
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Neuronal activity depends on the dynamics of the receptors present in the synapse

June 11 2009

A research team (Inserm - Ecole Normale Supérieure), working in collaboration with researchers from the RIKEN Institute (Tokyo, Japan) and coordinated by Antoine Triller, director of Inserm Unit 789 “Biologie Cellulaire de la synapse normale et pa...
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Premonitory signs of epilepsy long before seizures

April 27 2009

Temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form in adults, resists all medication in 30% of cases and is frequently associated with severe cognitive deficits. While seeking to understand the origin of these associated disorders, a team from Inserm un...
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Imitation of pain hypersensitivity states to improve treatment

March 25 2009

Allodynia is the perception of pain from stimuli that are not normally painful. This particularly disabling neurological symptom has so far remained poorly understood and, consequently, difficult to treat. Work by the Inserm unit 929 led by Radhou...
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