Several studies have indicated that schizophrenic patients are likely to show high levels of nicotine dependence. Scientists from Higher School of Economics (HSE), Institut Pasteur, the CNRS, Inserm and the ENS employed a mouse model to elucidate how nicotine influences cells in the prefrontal cortex. They visualized how nicotine has a direct impact on the restoration of normal activity in nerve cells (neurons) involved in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. These findings were published in a paper that appeared in the journal Nature Medicine.
Tuesday, June 19
E. Lupercio to speak on 'Self-organized Criticality and Tropical Geometry'
Wednesday, June 20
Pierre Vanhove to speak on 'Automorphic Forms and its Applications'