Glutamate, a new player in addiction
04.08.2015 - Press release
Scientists have just identified in the mouse, and then confirmed in humans, a new factor that regulates addiction. Glutamate, a neurotransmitter, contributes to regulating dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens, one of the cerebral structures of the reward system. ...
An advance in understanding the origins of language
30.07.2015 - Press release
Researchers from the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit at NeuroSpin have just identified a network of areas of the brain that are organised in a way that could at least partially explain the specificity of the cognitive functions in the human species. ...
Unable to cope with uncertainty: the gateway to psychosis?
25.06.2015 - Press release
Our world turns out to be more or less predictable, and our brain has to adapt to this uncertainty to make the best possible choices in any situation. This is the subject that attracted Fabien Vinckier and Raphaël Gaillard, researchers at St ...
Autism: the value of an integrated approach to diagnosis
18.06.2015 - Press release
Researchers at Insermhave combined three clinical, neurophysiological and genetic approaches in order to better understand the brain mechanisms that cause autism ...
Caring for blindness: a new protein in sight?
20.04.2015 - Press release
A team of Inserm researchers at the Vision Institute, have demonstrated in an animal model that blocking another protein, Slit2, prevents the pathological blood vessel development that causes these diseases. ...
An electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain.
16.04.2015 - Press release
it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this reason, the team of researchers led by Christophe Bernard at Inserm Unit 1106, “Institute of Systems Neuroscience” (INS) have developed an organic electronic micropump which, when ...