In the Spotlight

Adult neurogenesis in mice and men

July 1, 2018

Two studies published in high impact journals have recently reported contradicting results about the ability of the adult human brain to continue to produce new neurons. This [...]

A fresh look at neuroradiology

March 1, 2018

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stippich is the new chairman of the Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Zurich. He started his position in January 2018. We [...]

Social behavior effects of ecstasy

December 3, 2017

Ecstasy is a social club drug that enhances open interactions with others. A new study by Michael Wunderli and Prof. Boris Quednow of the Psychiatric University Hospital [...]

Big role for microRNAs

October 1, 2017

Gerhard Schratt started his professorship in Systems Neuroscience at the ETH Zurich this August. He was previously at the University of Heidelberg, where he had his first [...]

Understanding stress

July 2, 2017

Johannes Bohacek has recently been appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience and has started his new position on July 1 at ETH [...]

Sleep against neurodegeneration?

April 2, 2017

Poor sleep is correlated with higher risk of neurodegenerative disease, but can better sleep prevent or reverse disease? This is what Dr. Daniela Noain of the Neurology [...]

Deep learning in the brain?

December 9, 2016

Benjamin Grewe was recently appointed tenure track assistant professor of Systems and Circuits Neuroinformatics. We asked him what we can learn from neural networks and how [...]

Motivation in healthy aging

September 10, 2016

The Oxford/McGill/ZNZ collaborative project “Motivating change, changing motivation: A neuroscientific examination of effort evaluation and engagement in healthy older [...]

Novel biomarker for AD

June 7, 2016

With the rapidly progressing development of therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) treatment, comes the need for sensitive diagnostics. Within the Oxford-McGill-ZNZ [...]

Understanding the developing brain

March 3, 2016

Theofanis Karayannis recently joined the Brain Research Institute. With his expertise in the development of neuronal circuits he is a great addition to the team. We [...]
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