Research News

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

HMZ seed funding for ZurichMOVE

How do we know whether training or medical therapy is successful in patients with movement deficits? This question prompted Profs. William Taylor, Armin Curt and Roger [...]

December 9, 2015

Fixing resting state fMRI signals

Dr. Valerio Zerbi in the group of Prof. Nicole Wenderoth has for the first time applied a novel method (FIX) for the analysis of resting state functional MRI in mice. In [...]

October 6, 2015

Geared for choice

Our brain is geared to make choices, but how does this work and which brain regions are involved? Research by Marcus Grueschow, Christian Ruff and colleagues has for the [...]

May 3, 2015

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