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.
April 09, 2017
The 1917 October Socialist Revolution evokes a dual symbolism in the minds of young Russians.
April 03, 2017
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have developed a novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources. This method can help to assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and solar PV energy, as well as their capacity to replace exiting generation assets. Furthermore, it can forecast fossil fuel savings and facilitate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Their research has been published in journal Energy: “Wind and Solar PV Technical Potentials: Measurement Methodology and Assessments for Russia”.
March 31, 2017
A Russian translation of Christian Welzel's Freedom Rising has been released.
March 29, 2017
Locals’ stories about their home grounds can become a foundation for tourist brands.
March 24, 2017
Death rates in Moscow tend to be much higher than in many other big cities worldwide.
March 20, 2017
One out of every four Russians with degrees are employed in jobs which do not require university-level training.
March 15, 2017
People with sleep disorders tend to misperceive their own appearance.
March 13, 2017
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Indiana University and the Russian Academy of Sciences Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Applied Physics have identified potential alcoholism mechanisms, associated with altered dopaminergic neuron response to complex dynamics of prefrontal cortex neurones affecting dopamine release.
March 09, 2017
Contemporary design solutions can transform schools into comfortable learning spaces and help to enhance academic performance.
March 07, 2017
Russian police tend to regard some incidents and crimes as more worthy of investigation than others and act accordingly.
March 01, 2017
Experts of the HSE Institute of Education examined access to higher education in Russia and found that it varies across regions, and the possibility of getting a degree can be quite low in some parts of the country.
February 28, 2017