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Finding the Key to Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is one of the most common medical conditions and has a big impact on the quality of a patient’s life. Yet, it is often difficult to treat. The Clinical Research Priority Program (CRPP) […]


From Discovery to Patient

Responding to an unmet need, Wolfgang Knecht and Roland Martin founded the Therapy Development Accelerator (TDA) of the University of Zurich exactly three years ago to help researchers bridge the gap from academic discovery to […]


Recent Publications by ZNZ Members

Read here about recent papers published by members of the Neuroscience Center Zurich. What does “moderate pain” mean? Subgroups holding different conceptions of rating scales evaluate experimental pain differently.Eur J Pain. 2020 Mar;24(3):625-638Authors: Becker S, […]


Podcast Artificial Intelligence

Do we have to rethink intelligence in the context of AI? In this podcast, ETH professors Benjamin Grewe, Simone Schürle, and Thomas Hofmann talk about the advantages and the dangers of Artificial Intelligence. The pace […]


Pfizer Award for MS Research

Ivan Jelčić and Faiez Al Nimer from the Department of Neuroimmunology and MS Research at the University Hospital Zurich were among the winners of the 2020 Pfizer Research Award. They have investigated the interactions between […]

Research News

Sleep Spindles and Schizophrenia

Can sleep be used to diagnose early onset schizophrenia in adolescents? A new study suggests that certain brain processes are altered during sleep in adolescent schizophrenia patients and that these changes are specific for schizophrenia. […]


Desert Navigator

In his book “desert navigator” Rüdiger Wehner shows us how mini brains can solve mega tasks. Wehner describes the extraordinary orienteering skills of desert ants and explains the sophisticated ways insects function in their natural […]


Peering into the Social Brain

Save the date! This year’s Konrad Akert Lecture will be held by Prof. Catherine Dulac from Harvard University. She will talk about her work on neuronal circuits underlying social behaviors, and the contribution of genomic […]

Research News

DBS and Swimming

Patients who received deep brain stimulation devices are warned not to swim in deep water alone. Daniel Waldvogel, Christian Baumann of the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich and colleagues report nine patients who lost […]


Fatty Acids and Brain Development

In his inaugural lecture PD Dr. Gregor Berger of the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich talks about the important role Omega-3 fatty acids play in brain development and […]