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



MRI scans reveal disrupted brain development in some schizophrenic patients

August 14 2012

Using innovative technology to analyse MRI anatomical data, researchers have successfully detected 3D shape variations in the brains of some patients suffering from schizophrenia. Using this data, they have deduced that the shape variations are ca...
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A novel eye writing device

July 26 2012

A novel device that makes it possible to draw and write using just eye movements has been developed by a CNRS researcher at the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (CNRS/UPMC/Inserm). Subjects can use it like a pe...
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The neurological bases of anxiety disorders

June 19 2012

On June 18th, a one-day scientific symposium in Paris entitled "Neurobiological basis of Anxiety disorders", got together scientists from 6 of the partners of DEVANX (1) , a European project coordinated by Inserm and launched in 2008. It...
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Preserving sight through enhanced focus on the causes of glaucoma

June 04 2012

An article to be published in Plos One describes how Inserm researchers have succeeded in preserving the visual function in rats suffering from glaucoma. This disease is associated with an abnormal increase in intraocular pressure and can lead to...
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Aging of the brain: genetic modifications now identified

April 16 2012

The hippocampus is a part of the brain that shrinks as we age, causing memory disorders. An acceleration of this phenomenon is one of the signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Joint international work involving French (1) research teams has shown that gen...
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