August 2017

Berliner Neurowissenschaften machen Literatur

Anlässlich des diesjährigen internationalen literaturfestivals berlin betrachten Wissenschaftler des Exzellenzclusters NeuroCure der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, des Einstein-Zentrums für Neurowissenschaften und des Centrum für Schlaganfallforschung die Funktionsweisen des Gehirns auf literarische Weise. 

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Dietmar Schmitz is new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

In recognition of his scientific achievements, Professor Dietmar Schmitz has been elected as a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, one of the most prestigious scientific awards given by a German institution.

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The effects of increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in collaboration with colleagues from the University of California Irvine, Oregon Health and Science University and the University of North Carolina in the USA have shown that increased levels of inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development which, in turn, may increase the child's risk of developing psychiatric disorders. The incidence of impaired impulse control – the cardinal symptom of these disorders – appears to be particularly affected by this increase in maternal inflammation. Results from this study have been published in the journal Biological Psychiatry*.

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