Press releases 2013

19.12.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 336
Anti-epilepsy drugs can cause inflammations
RUB physicians investigate how various substances affect glial cells
Inflammatory reactions should be taken under consideration in drug selection
Link to article on RUB website


17.12.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 332
The brain’s data compression mechanisms
Neurons subtract images and use the differences
Primary cortex generates efficiently compressed sensory information
Link to article on RUB website


26.11.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 315
Oxytocin leads to monogamy
Hormone stimulates the brain reward system when viewing the partner
Link to article on RUB website


19.11.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 307 (in german)
Forschergruppe verlängert
DFG fördert Studien zum Extinktionslernen für weitere drei Jahre
Grundlagenforschung soll direkt in Therapieansätze münden
Link to article on RUB website


05.11.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 292 (in german)
Trainingshandschuh für Schlaganfallpatienten
Passive Stimulation verbessert Tastsinn und Motorik
RUBIN Herbst 2013 ist erschienen
Link to article on RUB website


17.10.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 272
Shared Press release with the MPI Neurobiology, Martinsried
When neurons have less to say, they speak up
Constant activity in the brain
Neurons strengthen their synapses in order to remain active after loss of input
Link to article on RUB website


30.07.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 219
How to learn successfully even under stress
Mineralocorticoid receptors ensure flexible engagement of learning strategies
RUB researchers report in “Biological Psychiatry”
Link to article on RUB website


22.07.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Presseinfo 215 (in german)
Bringing Light into the Brain
Two research groups from the RUB and colleagues from the University of Osnabrück are one of 12 groups
that are part of the new DFG funded Priority Programme“Resolving and manipulating neuronal networks
in the mammalian brain – from correlative to causal analysis„ (SPP 1665).
Link to article on RUB website


27.06.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, News
100th PhD in Neuroscience
On June 26th, the IGSN was proud to celebrate the 100th PhD defence since it was founded in 2001.
Link to article on IGSN website


03.05.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 129
Commands from the matrix
Cellular environment controls formation and activity of neuronal connections
Journal of Neuroscience: RUB researchers report on the role of the extracellular matrix
Link to article on RUB website


11.04.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 115
How Alzheimer’s could occur
Protein spheres in the nucleus give wrong signal for cell division
RUB researchers develop new hypothesis for the degeneration of nerve cells
Link to article on RUB website


04.04.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 107 (in german)
Erfolg versprechend: Neues Medikament gegen Multiple Sklerose
Daclizumab-Spritzen alle vier Wochen reduzieren Schübe und bleibende Schäden
RUB-Neurologen berichten in The Lancet
Link to article on RUB website


27.03.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 97
A new vitamin for nerve cells
Potential approach for the treatment of damaged motor neurons
RUB biologists clarify the effect and mode of action of vitamin P
Link to article on RUB website


21.03.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 90
One ion channel, many diseases
Dysfunction in cerebellar Calcium channel causes motor disorders and epilepsy
RUB researchers report in the “Journal of Neuroscience”
Link to article on RUB website


26.02.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 58 (in german)
Eine Stunde Tanz pro Woche hält Geist und Körper fit
Aufmerksamkeit, Reaktion, Balance, Lebensstil in sechs Monaten verbessert
RUB-Forscher testeten „Tanz“-Programm für Senioren
Link to article on RUB website


18.02.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 49 (in german)
Akademische Feier zur Emeritierung von Prof. Ulf Eysel
Einer der profiliertesten RUB-Wissenschaftler geht in den Ruhestand
Enge Verbindung zur Ruhr-Universität bleibt
Link to article on RUB website


13.02.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 42
Why there are bad learners
Journal of Neuroscience: EEG activity predicts learning success
Research team discovers: brain does not process sensory information sufficiently
Link to article on RUB website


23.01.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 19
“Connection error” in the brains of anorexics
RUB researchers find altered connectivity in the brain network for body perception
The weaker the connection, the greater the misjudgement of body shape
Link to article on RUB website


09.01.2013 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 6
How the brain stays receptive
RUB researchers and colleagues examine the role of channel protein in learning
PLoS ONE: Pannexin1 is critical for memory and orientation
Link to article on RUB website