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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

The Neuropharmacology of Wanting

When reading a blog post like this, you may experience pleasure or ‚liking‘. Purely hypothetically, but for illustrative purposes you might have experienced an [...]

February 4, 2022

Alzheimer’s Main Risk Gene

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is linked to the neural build-up of clumps of a protein called β-amyloid peptide and characterized by severe memory loss, confusion or [...]

February 4, 2022

Rewiring the Adult Brain

The process whereby a neuron generates additional branches to existing other neurons, is called mossy fiber sprouting. This kind of rewiring does normally not occur in [...]

February 4, 2022

The Calm Between the Storms

Electrical activity is omnipresent in our brain as the cells communicate. An epileptic seizure occurs when there is a sudden synchronous burst of intense electrical activity [...]

February 4, 2022

Continued International Collaboration

Last year, ZNZ sustained the active partnership with McGill University and in particular with the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). Within the strategic partnership of [...]

February 4, 2022

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 [...]

October 8, 2021

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