Press releases 2016

13.12.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info (in German)
Multiple Sklerose
Bochumer Mediziner zum Sprecher des Forschungsnetzwerks gewählt
Link to article on RUB website


21.11.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info (in German)
Stau in Opas Kopf
Bilderbuch und Kurzfilm helfen Kindern verstehen
Was ist los im Gehirn, wenn es nicht mehr normal funktioniert? Pip und Milli erklären es kindgerecht.
Link to article on RUB website


04.10.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info (in German)
Sprachverarbeitung im Gehirn
Eine App zeigt, was Eltern Kindern weitergeben
Link to article on RUB website


29.09.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info SFB 874
fMRT Study
How our brain's resting state changes
Link to article on SFB 874 website


19.09.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info (in german)
Tauben können Englisch lernen
Forscher der RUB und der Universität Otago haben es ihnen beigebracht.
Link to article on RUB website


15.09.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info
Alzheimer’s research - Poison in the brain
Spherical structures in the nucleus of nerve cells, so-called nuclear spheres, are suspected to trigger Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum have published their findings in the journal Neurobiology of Aging.
Link to article on RUB website


13.09.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info
How our brain slows down the effects of aging
The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to put the world around us in order.
Yet, our brain develops remarkable strategies to slow down the effects of aging.
Link to article on SFB 874 website


30.08.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info
Cannabinoid receptor activates spermatozoa
Researchers from Bochum and Bonn have detected a highly sensitive cannabinoid receptor in spermatozoa.
Its function is crucial for fertilisation. They published their findings in Scientific Reports.
Link to article on RUB website


29.08.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info
When the immune system attacks brain cells
Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen have discovered details on autoimmune diseases of the brain.
The results are published in the journal "Molecular Psychiatry".
Link to article on RUB website


08.08.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 111
Scent research
Olfactory receptors discovered in bronchi
The muscle cells of bronchi detect scents, for example a specific banana and apricot scent.
This might be good news for asthma sufferers.
Link to article on RUB website


20.07.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 103
Thinking inside the box – How our brain puts the world in order
Brain Research
Neuroscientists have investigated what happens when we put the world around us in order.
They found out which areas of the brain help us to think inside the box.
Link to article on RUB website


16.06.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 88
How older people learn
Learning at an advanced age makes the brain fit but age-related brain changes cannot be undone
Link to article on RUB website


08.06.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info (in german)
Neuromedicine successfully at University Clinic Bergmannsheil
The neurological clinic Bergmannsheil has been successful in BMBF funding initiative.
Around 2 million euros in funding for NeuroTechGate.
Link to article on RUB website


02.06.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 82
New discoveries in scent research
Olfactory receptor discovered in pigment cells of the skin
Link to article on RUB website


28.04.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 63
We learn differently, when it smells
RUB-researchers investigate memory
The smell of memories
Link to article on RUB website


26.04.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 61
Controlling nerve cells with light
Insights into the complex serotonin system
Understanding the causes of anxiety and depression
Link to article on RUB website


18.04.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 54
How children perceive faces
Seven-year-olds show different brain activities than adults
Children find different photos of the same person more difficult to recognise
Link to article on RUB website


08.04.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 46
Novel optogenetic tool
Switching specific G-protein-coupled signalling pathways on and off
Protein melanopsin facilitates transient and sustained activation
Link to article on RUB website


01.04.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 44
Brain processes social information at high priority
Everyday actions activate bottom-up attention processes
Bochum researchers use hypnosis to study cognitive processes
Link to article on RUB website


15.03.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 36
When memories age
Neuroscientists follow the trace of memory
Molecular imaging shows how we remember
Link to article on RUB website


03.03.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 26
Some birds are just as smart as apes
Complex cognition is possible without a cortex
Researchers figure out similarities in brain architecture
Link to article on RUB website


23.02.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info SFB 874
Serotonin-receptor drives learning in the hippocampus
Study investigates coding of memories
Neuroscientists explore memory at cellular level
Link to article on SFB 874 website


11.02.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 16
Neuroscience: Darks are conveyed faster than lights
Luminance change creates “motion” through activity waves in the brain
RUB scientists publish in The Journal of Neuroscience
Link to article on RUB website


02.02.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info SFB 874
Memory is experience-dependent
Protein supports synaptic plasticity
Study investigates chemical basis for learning
Link to article on SFB 874 website


25.01.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 11
Stress inhibits spatial perception
Researchers investigate effects of stress on the brain
Study offers insights into function of hippocampus
Link to article on RUB website


19.01.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info SFB 874
How to forget fear
Neural network is responsible for retrieval of fear-memory
Insight for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorders
Link to article on SFB 874 website


07.01.2016 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 3 (in german)
Episodisches Gedächtnis ist schneller als gedacht
Reaktivierung von Sinnesinformationen ist entscheidend für erfolgreiches Erinnern
Ergebnisse rütteln an Modellen des Langzeitgedächtnisses
Link to article on RUB website