The brain’s auto-complete function

April 5, 2019 · by IMPRS-BB

Collaboration between Birmingham and Bonn yields new insights into associative memory When looking at a picture of a sunny day at the beach, we can almost smell the scent of sun screen. Our brain often completes memories and automatically brings… Read more »

IMPRS Faculty Member Frank Bradke to be awarded for research on neuronal regeneration

January 30, 2019 · by IMPRS-BB

Bonn/Geneva, January, 30th, 2019.  Frank Bradke, a senior researcher at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and a professor at the University of Bonn, will be awarded the Roger de Spoelberch Prize, which is endowed with 750,000 euros. The… Read more »

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Gaucher disease and the Sphinx

March 31, 2017 · by IMPRS-BB

Sphingosine inhibits the enzyme GBA2, thereby regulating the degradation of lipid-sugar compounds in cells. Sphingosine, a compound as enigmatic as the sphinx, plays a key role in the metabolic disorder Gaucher disease. Scientists from the Bonn research center caesar have… Read more »

How cortical circuits keep the balance in imbalance

December 15, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

A recent study published in “Neuron” provides insights into the interplay between the cellular properties of single neurons, their connections and the network architecture. Cortical neurons receive thousands of excitatory and inhibitory signals, both from local and long-range circuits. To… Read more »

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