Research News

Oxford-McGill-Zurich Partnership

In May 2019, four new pilot projects and one workshop were granted by the partnership. Pilot projects explore the feasibility of a new (high-risk) approach or research path [...]

July 7, 2019

Brain-wide imaging

Having trouble deciding which part of your mouse brain you need to image? Why not monitor activity across the entire brain? The new paper by Prof. Daniel Razansky and [...]

July 7, 2019

Matters of the heart

Heart defects are the most common birth defects. They cause neurodevelopmental problems in affected children, including problems with communication and speech. Andras Jakab [...]

July 6, 2019

Nightmare math

What can specific anxiety do to the developing brain? This question was asked by PD Dr. Karin Kucian and colleagues from the University Children’s Hospital. In their Nature [...]

March 3, 2019

Database for animal experimentation

Members of the UZH research community have joined hands to exchange information on animal experimentation licenses. They have set up the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) [...]

March 3, 2019

Cocaine contaminant alters brain function

Cocaine is often cut with the animal anti-worming agent levamisole, which is known to induce adverse side effects on blood cells. Prof. Boris Quednow, Matthias Vonmoos and [...]

December 2, 2018

Where is short-term memory stored?

New research shows that different areas in the cortex are involved in short-term memory. Importantly, the location depends on behavioral strategy. Even though the different [...]

December 2, 2018

B cells’ involvement in MS

New research sheds light on the involvement of B cells in the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The study led by Roland Martin and Mireia Sospedra shows that T cell [...]

October 1, 2018

Lead or follow, that’s the question

What makes a leader? A new study from the Department of Economics examined the behavior and neurobiology underlying leadership preferences and found that individuals who [...]

October 1, 2018

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