Research News

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 [...]

Geared for choice

May 3, 2015

Our brain is geared to make choices, but how does this work and which brain regions are involved? Research by Marcus Grueschow, Christian Ruff and colleagues has for the [...]
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