(Français) Comment la lumière influence t’elle le fonctionnement du cerveau ?
11.03.2014 - Press release
(Français) Pensiez-vous que notre cerveau pouvait exécuter d'autant mieux une tâche cognitive, que nous avons été exposés à la lumière quelques heures auparavant ? ...
Why does the brain remember dreams?
12.02.2014 - Video releases
Some people remember their dreams every morning, whereas others rarely remember them. A team led by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Researcher has studied the brain activity of these types of dreamers in order to understand the differences between them. ...
Mechanism elucidated: how smell perception influences food intake
10.02.2014 - Press release
A research team led by Giovanni Marsicano has succeeded in elucidating how the endocannabinoid system controls food intake through its effects on the perception of smells. ...
Autism: birth hormone may control the expression of the syndrome in animals
06.02.2014 - Press release
In an article published in Science, the researchers demonstrate that chloride levels are elevated in the neurons of mice used in an animal model of autism, and remain at abnormal levels from birth. ...
Parkinson’s disease: an immense step forward thanks to gene therapy
10.01.2014 - Press release
A French and English team (AP-HP, Inserm, UPEC, CEA/Mircen, Oxford Biomedica, Cambridge University) has conducted a clinical phase 1/2 gene therapy study among patients suffering from an evolved form of Parkinson’s disease. Fifteen patients were able to benefit from this new treatment, ...
Molecule discovered that protects the brain from cannabis intoxication
02.01.2014 - Video releases
Two INSERM research teams led by Pier Vincenzo Piazza and Giovanni Marsicano (INSERM Unit 862 "Neurocentre Magendie" in Bordeaux) recently discovered that pregnenolone, a molecule produced by the brain, acts as a natural defence mechanism against the harmful effects of cannabis in ...