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



VEGF-C, an indispensable growth factor for producing new neurons

February 27 2015

The decline of the neurogenesis mechanism (production of new neurons) during ageing is implicated in the emergence of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Research studies bringing together Inserm, CNRS and Université de Pierre...
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Brain and spatial attention: Can the left hemisphere compensate for a lesion in the right hemisphere?

January 26 2015

Dr Paolo Bartolomeo, Inserm Research Director and head of the PICNIC LAB (1) team at the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute (ICM, an Institute supervised by Inserm, CNRS and UPMC) and his collaborators have published the results of their research on...
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Stroke (CVA) in young adults: discovery of a susceptibility gene associated with bleeding of the cervical arteries

November 24 2014

Researchers from the joint research unit “Public health and molecular epidemiology of aging related diseases” (Inserm/Institut Pasteur Lille/Université Lille 2), in collaboration with Lille Regional University Hospital (CHRU), have discovered a su...
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A means for autistic people to restore correct interpretation of sensory information

November 10 2014

In autistic children, information coming from the 5 senses – touch, hearing, sight or other stimuli – are not correctly interpreted in the brain, leading to inappropriate behaviour and sometimes uncontrollable reactions. Inserm researchers led by...
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Repeated episodes of depression: what are the effects on the brain?

October 13 2014

Depression is not an ordinary case of the blues - it causes lasting changes to the intellectual functions unless it is managed. According to the results of a study carried out by Philip Gorwood (Inserm Unit 894, “Psychiatry and Neurosciences Cente...
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