Research News

Noise improves brain performance

September 10, 2016

Adding small amounts of random disturbances to the brain can make a weak visual signal stronger. Research by the group of Prof. Nicole Wenderoth has demonstrated that [...]

New projects with UCL Neuroscience

June 7, 2016

Within the partnership of ZNZ with UCL Neuroscience regular calls for joint seed projects are launched. Seed projects and workshops should pave the way for larger [...]

Reduced social pain with psilocybin

June 7, 2016

Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that induces an altered state of consciousness. This substance was used by Dr. Katrin Preller and colleagues to study the effects of social [...]

Specific inhibition of Aβ formation

June 7, 2016

BACE1, the enzyme involved in amyloid formation, is an important therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s Disease. Blocking BACE1 has, however, led to severe side effects. [...]

The immune system in AD

June 7, 2016

Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti was awarded a three-year research grant from the Synapsis foundation to study the role of the immune system in Alzheimer’s disease. Together with [...]

Astrocytes charge neurons with lactate

March 2, 2016

The brain has high energy requirements and lactate has been shown to be an important energy source for the brain. Prof. Bruno Weber and colleagues present in-vivo evidence in [...]

Improve post-stroke hand function

March 2, 2016

EIT Health has awarded an innovation project aimed at developing a new technology for improving hand function in post-stroke patients. Prof. Volker Dietz of the Balgrist [...]

New tools to fight JC virus

December 9, 2015

Prof. Roland Martin and colleagues, together with the company Neurimmune, have developed recombinant antibodies as potential treatment of a serious infectious disease of the [...]

HMZ seed funding for ZurichMOVE

December 9, 2015

How do we know whether training or medical therapy is successful in patients with movement deficits? This question prompted Profs. William Taylor, Armin Curt and Roger [...]

Fixing resting state fMRI signals

October 6, 2015

Dr. Valerio Zerbi in the group of Prof. Nicole Wenderoth has for the first time applied a novel method (FIX) for the analysis of resting state functional MRI in mice. In [...]
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