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.
Friday, September 21
Submission of papers (full draft) – May 31, 2018
LMS colloquium: Dipendra Prasad to speak on 'Automorphic Forms, Period Integrals, and L-functions'
Wolfgang Kissel to speak on 'From the October Revolution to Soviet Civilization: On the Emergence and Transformation of a Stalinist Discourse'