A molecular carrot-and-stick approach to wiring the brain

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Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Our brain is our most complex and fascinating organ. Our brain is responsible for everything we do, think and experience. What mechanisms lie hidden within those one hundred billion nerve cells, linked by one hundred thousand kilometers of connections? The scientists of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience are working to answer these questions.


Denys/Willuhn Group

D. Denys Is Euthanasia Psychiatric Treatment? American Journal of Psychiatry 175 (2018) 822-823 Download

Lohmann Group

Dragos Niculescu, Kristin Michaelsen-Preusse, Ülkü Güner, René van Dorland, Corette J Wierenga, C. Lohmann A BDNF-Mediated Push-Pull Plasticity Mechanism for Synaptic Clustering Cell Reports 24 (2018) 2063-2074 Download

Swaab Group

Sylvie L Lesuis, Lianne Hoeijmakers, Aniko Korosi, Susanne R de Rooij, Dick F Swaab, Helmut W Kessels, Paul J Lucassen, Harm J Krugers Vulnerability and resilience to Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's Research and Therapy 10 (2018) Download

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