Research News

The root of schizophrenia

According to the dysconnection theory, the root cause of schizophrenia lies in abnormal neuromodulatory regulation of NMDA receptors. In their recently published paper, Klaas [...]

December 9, 2016

Blood brain barrier is stress-proof

The blood brain barrier (BBB) is critical for brain health. Dr. Johannes Bohacek and Martin Roszkowski of the Brain Research Institute wanted to know whether stress could [...]

September 10, 2016

Noise improves brain performance

Adding small amounts of random disturbances to the brain can make a weak visual signal stronger. Research by the group of Prof. Nicole Wenderoth has demonstrated that [...]

September 10, 2016

New projects with UCL Neuroscience

Within the partnership of ZNZ with UCL Neuroscience regular calls for joint seed projects are launched. Seed projects and workshops should pave the way for larger [...]

June 7, 2016

Reduced social pain with psilocybin

Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that induces an altered state of consciousness. This substance was used by Dr. Katrin Preller and colleagues to study the effects of social [...]

June 7, 2016

Specific inhibition of Aβ formation

BACE1, the enzyme involved in amyloid formation, is an important therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s Disease. Blocking BACE1 has, however, led to severe side effects. [...]

June 7, 2016

The immune system in AD

Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti was awarded a three-year research grant from the Synapsis foundation to study the role of the immune system in Alzheimer’s disease. Together with [...]

June 7, 2016

Astrocytes charge neurons with lactate

The brain has high energy requirements and lactate has been shown to be an important energy source for the brain. Prof. Bruno Weber and colleagues present in-vivo evidence in [...]

March 2, 2016

Improve post-stroke hand function

EIT Health has awarded an innovation project aimed at developing a new technology for improving hand function in post-stroke patients. Prof. Volker Dietz of the Balgrist [...]

March 2, 2016

New tools to fight JC virus

Prof. Roland Martin and colleagues, together with the company Neurimmune, have developed recombinant antibodies as potential treatment of a serious infectious disease of the [...]

December 9, 2015

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