In the Spotlight

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 [...]

Competitive MS research

July 2, 2015

“Multiple Sclerosis is a satisfying research area to work in”, says Professor Roland Martin, co-director of the Clinical Research Priority Program Multiple Sclerosis. [...]

Sleep research in Zurich

May 3, 2015

It is well known that lack of sleep has a negative effect on our well-being and yet we know so little about sleep’s function. The Clinical Research Priority Program (CRPP) [...]

Strengthening Parkinson Research

February 20, 2015

In February 2015, Christian Baumann was appointed associate professor of neurology with the particular focus on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. He is affiliated [...]
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