BerlinBrains Talk Series 2021

The "Berlin Brains" lecture series at URANIA is jointly organized by the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, the SFB 1315 and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin. 

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Use of mobile stroke units improves clinical outcomes

STEMOs (Stroke-Einsatz-Mobile) have been serving Berlin for ten years. The specialized stroke emergency response vehicles allow physicians to start treating stroke patients before they reach hospital. For the first time, a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has been able to show that the dispatch of mobile stroke units is linked to improved clinical outcomes.

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Scholar Minds –Growing up in Science

Throughout your scientific career, you might have faced struggles, detours, switching fields, or even failures. When you look around at your colleagues or your supervisors, you might think that their journeys in academia, not like yours, were smooth and straight forward...

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Call for Applications - ECN PhD program

As of today the ECN application portal is  open for applications! The program (PhD program/Fast-track PhD program) is starting in fall 2021. Application closing date is: January 11, 2021.

Have a look at how to apply and join Berlins neuroscience community!!

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How SARS-CoV-2 reaches the brain

Using post-mortem tissue samples, a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains of patients with COVID-19, and how the immune system responds to the virus once it does. The results, which show that SARS-CoV-2 enters the brain via nerve cells in the olfactory mucosa, have been published in Nature Neuroscience*. For the first time, researchers have been able to produce electron microscope images of intact coronavirus particles inside the olfactory mucosa.

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A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine

The European Research Council (ERC) is providing 10 million euros in funding for an interdisciplinary, collaborative project to structurally and biophysically analyze selected photo-receptors and develop them into “OptoGPCRs”, light-controlled molecular switches with a wide range of applications in biology and medicine. 

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Surprising insights into the role of autophagy in neurons

It appears that autophagy protects our neurons in the brain, but evidently for entirely different reasons than previously assumed, as researchers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and Charité in Berlin have now shown. These fundamentally new findings have now been published in the prestigious journal “Neuron”.

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