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Dopamine’s hidden role

April 2, 2017

Dopamine’s role as a neurotransmitter is well-known. But another role seems to be neuromodulation leading to the reconfiguration of functional brain circuits. Results that [...]

Learning to overcome ADHD

December 9, 2016

Neurofeedback may be used as an alternative or additional treatment for ADHD. Processes underlying this technique are, however, not fully understood. Prof. Daniel Brandeis [...]

The root of schizophrenia

December 9, 2016

According to the dysconnection theory, the root cause of schizophrenia lies in abnormal neuromodulatory regulation of NMDA receptors. In their recently published paper, Klaas [...]

Blood brain barrier is stress-proof

September 10, 2016

The blood brain barrier (BBB) is critical for brain health. Dr. Johannes Bohacek and Martin Roszkowski of the Brain Research Institute wanted to know whether stress could [...]

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 [...]
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