In the Spotlight

Sleep against neurodegeneration?

Poor sleep is correlated with higher risk of neurodegenerative disease, but can better sleep prevent or reverse disease? This is what Dr. Daniela Noain of the Neurology [...]

April 2, 2017

Deep learning in the brain?

Benjamin Grewe was recently appointed tenure track assistant professor of Systems and Circuits Neuroinformatics. We asked him what we can learn from neural networks and how [...]

December 9, 2016

Motivation in healthy aging

The Oxford/McGill/ZNZ collaborative project “Motivating change, changing motivation: A neuroscientific examination of effort evaluation and engagement in healthy older [...]

September 10, 2016

Novel biomarker for AD

With the rapidly progressing development of therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) treatment, comes the need for sensitive diagnostics. Within the Oxford-McGill-ZNZ [...]

June 7, 2016

Understanding the developing brain

Theofanis Karayannis recently joined the Brain Research Institute. With his expertise in the development of neuronal circuits he is a great addition to the team. We [...]

March 3, 2016

Deep dive into brain circuitry

Csaba Földy joined the Brain Research Institute as a new assistant professor in November 2015. He talked to ZNZ News about what motivated him to come to Zurich and how he [...]

December 9, 2015

Diffusion barrier against aging

Neural stem cells divide to generate neurons throughout life. But as the stem cells age, the neurogenic potential diminishes. Research led by Prof. Sebastian Jessberger has [...]

October 6, 2015

Competitive MS research

“Multiple Sclerosis is a satisfying research area to work in”, says Professor Roland Martin, co-director of the Clinical Research Priority Program Multiple Sclerosis. [...]

July 2, 2015

Sleep research in Zurich

It is well known that lack of sleep has a negative effect on our well-being and yet we know so little about sleep’s function. The Clinical Research Priority Program (CRPP) [...]

May 3, 2015

Strengthening Parkinson Research

In February 2015, Christian Baumann was appointed associate professor of neurology with the particular focus on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. He is affiliated [...]

February 20, 2015

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