Repeated episodes of depression: what are the effects on the brain?
13.10.2014 - Press release
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 - Press file
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 - Press release
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 - 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. ...