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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 [...]

Deep dive into brain circuitry

December 9, 2015

Csaba Földy joined the Brain Research Institute as a new assistant professor in November 2015. He talked to ZNZ News about what motivated him to come to Zurich and how he [...]

Diffusion barrier against aging

October 6, 2015

Neural stem cells divide to generate neurons throughout life. But as the stem cells age, the neurogenic potential diminishes. Research led by Prof. Sebastian Jessberger has [...]
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