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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 interviewed the new assistant professor about what attracted him […]

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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 shown that a lateral diffusion barrier in the endoplasmic […]

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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. “Enormous progress has been made with respect to newly approved therapies and […]

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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) Sleep and Health aims at […]

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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 with the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Zurich. His […]

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All for the children

Sick children need targeted research, as their bodies differ from those of adults. Therapy developed for adults can therefore be only partially translated to treatments for children. “Research concentrated on the child gives us the […]

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Methylation sets the rhythm

The research group of Prof. Steven Brown at the Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology, has shown for the first time a direct connection between circadian behaviour and plastic DNA methylation. In their recent Nature Neuroscience […]