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A gene has been identified that is at cause in several forms of epilepsy with language dysfunction

August 12 2013

A team of researchers from Inserm led by Pierre Szepetowski (INMED: "Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée" combined inserm/ University of Aix-Marseille unit) has just succeeded in identifying a gene whose mutations are responsib...
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Optogenetics is proving to be highly promising in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders

June 06 2013

Thanks to work carried out by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Eric Burguière, an Inserm researcher working in the MHI research centre and his co-workers have succeeded in reducing the compulsive behaviour of mice using optogen...
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Are babies endowed with consciousness?

April 19 2013

Babies have long been considered as beings with limited skills and behaviors that are principally automatic and of a reflex type, and are not accompanied by a subjective conscious experience. Nevertheless, CNRS scientists in the Laboratoire de Sci...
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Producing new neurones under all circumstances: a challenge that is just a mouse away...

April 02 2013

Improving neurone production in elderly persons presenting with a decline in cognition is a major challenge facing an ageing society and the emergence of neuro-degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. INSERM and CEA researchers recent...
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Seven genetic risk factors associated with AMD

March 05 2013

An international group of researchers has discovered seven new regions in the human genome associated with an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the main causes of blindness. Thierry Léveillard, Inserm’s di...
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