Research News

Individual Training of the Reward System

In our everyday lives, our dopaminergic brain system is consistently active every time we receive a surprising reward. For some people with depression or schizophrenia reward [...]

November 10, 2022

Show Me Your Brain…

… and I’ll tell you who you are. One driving force behind human individuality is individual experience, which shapes our behavior and the neural underpinnings of [...]

November 10, 2022

New Tool for Studying Synapse Biology

Neuroscience currently requires the use of antibodies to study synaptic proteins, where antibody binding is used as a correlate to define the presence, plasticity, and [...]

November 10, 2022

Stem Cells for Brain Regeneration

The human brain is one of the most complex objects we know. However, in the event of injury or disease, the brain has very limited intrinsic regenerative capacity. Stem [...]

November 10, 2022

Joint Projects with the MNI

ZNZ’s partnership with the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) funded two new joint pilot projects, which have been launched last September. The following two [...]

November 10, 2022

Combining MRI and Magnetencephalography

Within the UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme, Patrick Freund from the University Hospital Balgrist has received funding for a joint project with colleagues [...]

June 8, 2022

Tracking Neurodegeneration

Many neurological diseases arise initially from a focal lesion. Only with time neurodegeneration spreads to other brain areas and the spinal cord – a phenomena called [...]

June 8, 2022

Engineering Networks of Human Neurons

The brain is composed of more than 80 billion neurons, which are highly interconnected and communicate through electrical signals. Understanding how neurons use these [...]

June 8, 2022

Silencing Anxiety

Anxiety disorders burden millions of people world-wide. Recently, a new source of anxiety in the brain was identified: the orexin/hypocretin neurons in the hypothalamus. [...]

June 8, 2022

Sleep the Toxins Away

Deep sleep is nowadays recognized as a potential regulator of brain waste removal. Boosting sleep has proven to clear protein deposits that hallmark Alzheimer’s disease. [...]

February 4, 2022

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