JARA-BRAIN scientist Prof. Dr. Hermann Wagner has become a member of the Academy of Science and Literature in Mainz. The professor of biology at RWTH Aachen University has been named a full member of the mathematical-scientific branch of the academy.
As part of a new start-up project at RWTH Aachen University, JARA-BRAIN junior professor Dr. Martin Schulte-Rüther is investigating the effectiveness of innovative social interaction training in increasing the social competence of individuals with autism.
Patients suffering from brain tumours benefit particularly from state-of-the-art hybrid devices that combine positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These hybrid devices provide information on numerous aspects of the disease in a single examination. This has been shown in a study recently published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
The urine of mice contains major urinary proteins (MUPs). These proteins convey important information about the animal, for example about its aggressive or mating behaviour. Together with international cooperation partners, JARA-BRAIN scientist Prof. Marc Spehr has now shown for the first time how these different types of information are produced and recognized. The research findings have been published in the highly respected journal Cell.
According to MIT Technology Review, brain mapping is one of the ten most influential technologies of 2014. The Jülich neuroscientist Prof. Katrin Amunts is one of the most important actors worldwide in this field. This is why in its recently published list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014, the science magazine named the JARA-BRAIN scientist as a key player.