Stroke (CVA) in young adults: discovery of a susceptibility gene associated with bleeding of the cervical arteries
24.11.2014 - Communiqué
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 susceptibility gene involved in this major cause of stroke (cerebrovascular accident) ...
A means for autistic people to restore correct interpretation of sensory information
10.11.2014 - Communiqué
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 Andréas Frick in Inserm Unit 862 ...
Repeated episodes of depression: what are the effects on the brain?
13.10.2014 - Communiqué
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 Center”, Mental and Brain ...
The INSIGHT study: to better understand the factors that trigger Alzheimer’s disease
18.09.2014 - Dossier
World Alzheimer’s Day, which will take place on Sunday, 21 September, is an opportunity to review the progress of research and to present INSIGHT ...
Alim Louis Benabid receives the 2014 Lasker Award
08.09.2014 - Communiqué
The 2014 Lasker Award has just been won by Alim Louis Benabid, Director of Inserm Unit 318 “Preclinical Neurosciences” from 1988 to 2006, and winner of the 2008 Inserm Prix d’Honneur for his work on deep brain stimulation for the treatment of ...
Ultrasound tracks odor representation in the brain
11.07.2014 - Communiqué
A new ultrasound imaging technique has provided the first ever in vivo visualization of activity in the piriform cortex of rats during odor perception. This deep-seated brain structure plays an important role in olfaction, and was inaccessible to functional imaging until now. ...