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Cocaine contaminant alters brain function

December 2, 2018

Cocaine is often cut with the animal anti-worming agent levamisole, which is known to induce adverse side effects on blood cells. Prof. Boris Quednow, Matthias Vonmoos and [...]

Where is short-term memory stored?

December 2, 2018

New research shows that different areas in the cortex are involved in short-term memory. Importantly, the location depends on behavioral strategy. Even though the different [...]

B cells’ involvement in MS

October 1, 2018

New research sheds light on the involvement of B cells in the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The study led by Roland Martin and Mireia Sospedra shows that T cell [...]

Lead or follow, that’s the question

October 1, 2018

What makes a leader? A new study from the Department of Economics examined the behavior and neurobiology underlying leadership preferences and found that individuals who [...]

Therapeutic target unveiled with LSD

July 1, 2018

The serotonin 2A receptor in the brain plays an important role in how we experience ourselves and others, researchers at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich have [...]

Fast signaling stars of the brain

July 1, 2018

Astrocyte calcium signals are fast enough to play a role in neuronal information processing and changes in local blood flow, research from Jill Stobart and Prof. Bruno Weber [...]

Live birth of a neuron

March 1, 2018

For the first time, researchers have been able to follow the fate of neuronal stem cells in the intact adult mouse brain. The new study by the group of Prof. Jessberger and [...]

Ouch! Where did that come from?

March 1, 2018

Correct localization of painful events is crucial for living beings. But the functional mechanisms behind this pain localization are currently not well known. A collaborative [...]

Dopamine in stroke recovery

March 1, 2018

Learning a new motor skill is enhanced by reward. Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Luft of the University Hospital Zurich found that dopamine is involved in new motor skill learning [...]

Learning to sing a song

December 3, 2017

How do songbirds learn the complex task of singing a song? Prof. Hahnloser of the Institute of Neuroinformatics and colleagues have demonstrated that zebra finches do this by [...]
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