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Psychiatric diagnoses are too often inaccurate

April 29, 2013
A genome-wide study shows for the first time that differing traumata in patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder have different effects on the biology of the disease [more]
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Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich honors Professor Florian Holsboer

April 27, 2013
In recognition of his commitment to the development of modern psychiatry the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich has awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Holsboer. The renowned faculty honours his epoch-making contributions to the translational investigation and development of personalized therapy in psychiatry, as well as the constitution of a research institute serving as a model for psychiatric research. The official award ceremony has taken place on 27 April 2013 in the main auditorium of the University of Zurich. [more]
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Homer prevents stress-induced cognitive deficits

February 26, 2013
Lack of membrane protein Homer-1 in the brain causes learning problems in mice [more]
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How does our brain control response to stress?

January 25, 2013
Resting-state activity of the hippocampus predicts stress reaction [more]
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Childhood trauma leaves its mark on the DNA of some victims

December 02, 2012
Gene-environment interaction causes lifelong dysregulation of stress hormones [more]
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Anna Monika Prize awarded to Prof. Rainer Rupprecht

November 27, 2012
For his studies on neurosteroids and the functional modulation of ion channels in neurons, Max Planck Fellow Rainer Rupprecht has been awarded the Anna Monika Prize. The other prize, as decided in 2011, went to Prof. Eric Nestler for his merits in more than 20 years of excellent depression research. The awards ceremony took place on November 24, during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Berlin.Since 1994, the Anna Monika Foundation has awarded prizes to scientists for outstanding research activities on the biological causes and functional disorders of depression. [more]
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Tomas Hökfelt honored with Golden Kraepelin Medal

November 15, 2012
The Foundation "Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Psychiatrie" has awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of Psychiatric Neurosciences to the Swedish physician and scientist Professor Dr. Tomas Hökfelt. The Emeritus Professor of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has been honoured for his life's work, the research on the chemical communication in the nervous system. His work has had a significant impact on our contemporary concept of psychiatric disorders. As 5th prize winner of the Golden Kraepelin Medal within the last 20 years, Prof. Hökfelt is one of the most outstanding researchers of our time. The prize was awarded on November 15th, 2012, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the opening of the clinic of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. [more]
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Learning requires rhythmical activity of neurons

September 18, 2012
Memory-forming signal transmission in the hippocampus elucidated [more]
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The seat of meta-consciousness in the brain

July 23, 2012
Studies of lucid dreamers visualize which centres of the brain are active when we become aware of ourselves [more]
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Prof. Florian Holsboer has been awarded the Robert Pfleger Research Prize 2012

June 30, 2012
This year's prize award appreciates medical research in the field of depression and infection biology [more]
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