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Neuroscience Network Düsseldorf

The Neuroscience Network Düsseldorf is a collaborative research network in which basic and clinical neuroscientists from the Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf, the Research Centre Jülich, and the IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine Düsseldorf work together in multidisciplinary projects ranging from basic brain research to translational and clinical neuroscience.

A particular focus is placed on the investigation of disease-associated pathomechanisms in common diseases of the central nervous system, in particular multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, brain tumours, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and metabolic encephalopathies. These diseases constitute a major medical problem in our society and pose enormous socio-economic challenges. Thus, the common research aim of the participating groups is to improve the understanding of molecular, cellular and systemic mechanisms causing these diseases, and to translate novel experimental findings into better diagnostic tools and more effective therapies.

In addition, excellent research training opportunities for junior researchers from both medicine and the natural sciences are offered, including structured programmes that provide master students, as well as doctoral and postdoctoral researchers with the instruction, research experience and mentoring they need to become future leaders in disease-related neuroscience research.


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Blümel et al., Cell Death Dis. 2022

Primary cilia contribute to the aggressiveness of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors.

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Zanghì et al., Front Neurol. 2022

Editorial: Immunosenescence and multiple sclerosis: Prognostic and therapeutic implications.

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Scharf et al., iScience. 2022

Pollutants corrupt resilience pathways of aging in the nematode C. elegans.

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Schäffler et al., Methods. 2022

ATRANET - Automated generation of transition networks for the structural characterization of intrinsically disordered…

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Cree et al., Mult Scler. 2022

Long-term safety and efficacy of ozanimod in relapsing multiple sclerosis: Up to 5 years of follow-up in the DAYBREAK…

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Silva Oliveira Junior et al., EBioMedicine. 2022

Myelin repair is fostered by the corticosteroid medrysone specifically acting on astroglial subpopulations.

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Wu et al., Neuroimage. 2022

Cross-cohort replicability and generalizability of connectivity-based psychometric prediction patterns.

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Paquola et al., Trends Cogn Sci. 2022

Closing the mechanistic gap: the value of microarchitecture in understanding cognitive networks.

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Osman et al., Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. [in press]

Influence of mental health literacy on help-seeking behaviour for mental health problems in the Swiss young adult…

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