France: support to the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière
New equipment to combat a growing public health problem
Today, more than one person in eight suffers from a brain or spinal chord illness (paraplegia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.), and this poses a serious public health problem.
In view of this situation, the AREVA Foundation decided to renew its support to the Institut du Cerveau et de Moelle épinière (ICM) specialised in research in the fields of neurobiology, neurophysiology and the cognitive and therapeutic sciences.
The AREVA foundation financed the acquisition of a neuro-navigation system for the neuro-imaging platform, dedicated to TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) protocols. This system allows to integrate, for each volunteer, MR anatomical images of its brain into a TMS experience. It provides a 3D imaging facility that allows an optimal choice for identifying TMS targets (e.g. motor areas)
Fighting disease together
As a result of the ICM’s innovative design, research laboratories and a treatment center are located on the same site. The synergies created between researchers and doctors make the ICM the largest center of its kind in the world. Patients are able to benefit from the most recent discoveries without having to wait.
Support to the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (brain and spinal chord institute)
Research in the fields of neurobiology, neurophysiology and the cognitive and therapeutic sciences now takes place in a new building. With 19,000m² of laboratory space and technical services, the new ICM is brimming with 600 researchers and technicians in the neurosciences.