Ultrasound tracks odor representation in the brain
11.07.2014 - Press release
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. ...
Alzheimer’s disease: simplified diagnosis, with more reliable criteria
30.06.2014 - Video releases
How many patients receive an incorrect diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease? The answer is a surprisingly high number: over a third! To reduce the number of errors, the diagnostic criteria must be the most reliable possible, especially at the very early stages of ...
Neurons are oversensitive to cellular stress from the outset in Huntington’s disease
25.06.2014 - Press release
Neurons cannot properly defend themselves against Huntington’s disease, right from the onset of the pathology. This has been discovered by a team of Inserm researchers from the Paris-Seine Biology Institute (IBPS) (Inserm/CNRS/Pierre and Marie Curie University) and their American and Australian colleagues. ...
Mild hearing impairment may indicate greater underlying problems
12.06.2014 - Press release
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, INSERM, Collège de France, and Pierre and Marie Curie University, in collaboration with a team from the University of Auvergne, identified mice models that mimic high-frequency hearing impairment in humans, with a strong low-frequency sound interference. Their ...
Epileptic seizure: a primitive brain activity with mechanisms that are conserved across species
11.06.2014 - Press release
(Français) Tout semble différencier une mouche d'un homme. Et pourtant, aussi étonnant que cela puisse paraitre, des chercheurs de l'Inserm dirigés par Christophe Bernard et Viktor Jirsa au sein de l’Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS) – Inserm U1106 à Marseille viennent ...
How does the brain adapt to different situations?
02.06.2014 - Press release
A team of scientists led by Etienne Koechlin, Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (Inserm/ENS), has just decoded the reasoning process behind the human ability to adapt. ...