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.