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Can We See Autism in the Brain?

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a set of neurodevelopmental conditions whose main symptoms include reduced social interactions and elevated repetitive behaviors. Despite large research efforts, the high geno- and phenotypical heterogeneity amongst ASD patients poses […]

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A Deep Dive into the Brain

Oligodendrocytes wrap the axons of neurons with a fat-containg myelin sheath allowing the fast propagation of electric impulses. In certain diseases, for example in Multiple Sclerosis patients, oligodendrocytes are lost leading to neurodegeneration. Oligodendrocytes can […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Optical Biomarkers

The deposition of beta-amyloid and tau are hallmarks of Alzheimer`s disease.It has been implicated in neuronal dysfunction, ultimately leading to cognitive impairment and dementia. Techniques to visualize these processes in animal models of the disease […]

In the Spotlight

The Reverse Vaccination Against MS

Bacteria, which are particularly common in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, could be the trigger for the inflammatory reactions in the brain and spinal cord. Endogenous proteins of the brain and protein building blocks of these […]


Recent Publications by ZNZ Members

Read here about recent papers published by members of the Neuroscience Center Zurich. First-in-human brain PET imaging of the GluN2B-containing N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor with ( R)- 11 C-Me-NB1J Nucl Med. 2021 Oct 7;jnumed.121.262427. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.121.262427. Online ahead of print.Authors: Lucas Rischka, Chrysoula Vraka, Verena […]


Vector Computation in the Fly Brain

Many neuroscientists enjoyed the ZNZ Symposium 2021 on 16 Septemberin-person again after last year’s online version. More than 380 visitors followed a diverse program with 145 posters, workshops, short talks of new membersand plenary talks […]


Making Peace with Neuroscience

“Neuroscience and Peacebuilding” is a book designed to stimulate awareness of the role that neuroscience can plausibly play in peacebuilding. It describes the work being done in a wide variety of areas of the neuroscience […]