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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

Therapeutic target unveiled with LSD

The serotonin 2A receptor in the brain plays an important role in how we experience ourselves and others, researchers at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich have [...]

July 1, 2018

Fast signaling stars of the brain

Astrocyte calcium signals are fast enough to play a role in neuronal information processing and changes in local blood flow, research from Jill Stobart and Prof. Bruno Weber [...]

July 1, 2018

Live birth of a neuron

For the first time, researchers have been able to follow the fate of neuronal stem cells in the intact adult mouse brain. The new study by the group of Prof. Jessberger and [...]

March 1, 2018

Ouch! Where did that come from?

Correct localization of painful events is crucial for living beings. But the functional mechanisms behind this pain localization are currently not well known. A collaborative [...]

March 1, 2018

Dopamine in stroke recovery

Learning a new motor skill is enhanced by reward. Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Luft of the University Hospital Zurich found that dopamine is involved in new motor skill learning [...]

March 1, 2018

Learning to sing a song

How do songbirds learn the complex task of singing a song? Prof. Hahnloser of the Institute of Neuroinformatics and colleagues have demonstrated that zebra finches do this by [...]

December 3, 2017

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