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A study at the University of Bonn revealed an unexpected difference in the information processing of humans and apes.

SFB Scientists discover altered grid-cell like representations in the entorhinal cortex of humans with genetic risk for AD.

Researchers in Bonn have identified neural circuits in the brains of mice that are pivotal for movement and navigation in space.

We welcome Prof. Ilan Lampl , Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, to Bonn as a Mercator Visiting Professor of the SFB 1089, starting 16th April 2015.
In the paper Function and developmental origin of a mesocortical inhibitory circuit, Dr. Sandra Blaess and members of the Laboratory of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research discover a mesocortical inhibitory circuit. This mesocortical circuit provides glutamatergic excitation of interneurons and inhibits pyramidal neurons in the prefrontal cortex. Moreover, they identified the subset of dopaminergic progenitors that generates these mesocortical neurons. Loss of these progenitors results in the loss of the inhibitory circuit and increased perseverative behavior. The findings were published in Nature neuroscience.

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In a paper in the Journal Neuron, SFB 1089 PI Stefan Remy (DZNE Bonn) and his laboratory have demonstrated that structural changes in dendrites are a key contributor to altered functional properties of neurons in a mouse model of Alzheimers disease.
 
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SFB1089 scientists demonstrate privileged neuronal communcation through axon-carrying dendrites.

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A research consortium funded by the EU with ~12 Million € has been launched.

The project entitled "Targets and biomarkers for antiepileptogenesis" (EPITARGET)

is focused on identifying novel biomarkers for epileptogenesis and exploring new ways of how to treat epilepsy.

The project brings together 18 partners from 10 different European countries,

amongst the SFB 1089 PIs A. BeckerS. Schoch, F. Mormann and H. Beck 

An ERC Advanced Grant was awarded to Prof. Istvan Mody (The other side of optogenetics: multicolored genetically encoded hybrid voltage sensors (GEVOS) for ultrafast membrane potential measurements in cortical microcircuits), who will come to Bonn to establish techniques for genetically encoded voltage sensing in neurons. Prof. Mody is already an associate member of the SFB 1089, and will start his work at the Department of Epileptology in Bonn in March 2014. The ERC Advanced Grant is funded for the next 5 years with a sum of 3.5 Million €.