Welcome // Mission Statement

The Medical Neuroscience Cluster bundles the clinically relevant research activities in all areas of neuroscience and psychosocial sciences at the Medical University of Vienna. The research groups forming the cluster cover a broad spectrum of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, immunology, cell biology, pathology and pharmacology of the nervous system, neuroimaging, molecular genetics as well as clinical neurology, pediatric neurology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry and psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, child- and adolescent psychiatry.

The overall aim of all members in the MNC is to provide a better understanding of disease mechanisms in the nervous system and the psyche, to improve prevention, diagnosis and therapy and to communicate this knowledge to patients and the public.

Another important goal of the MNC is also to provide a high-level, systematic training for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical scientists in basic neuroscience as well as in neurological, psychiatric and psychosocial research.

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In an international collaboration between MedUni Vienna, Semmelweis University in Budapest, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Yale University in the USA, researchers have identified a new process in the brain that is responsible for the..

 
 

For many years amyloid β protein was considered to be a promising therapeutic target in Alzheimer's disease but, for a long time, research results were very disappointing. The protein, which, together with tau protein, is regarded as a significant..

 
 

A global study conducted by the international "Brainstorm Consortium" has, for the first time, analysed the genome of 1.1 million patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders and has shown that certain brain disorders are genetically..

 
 

Glioblastoma is a brain cancer with devastating prognosis. A new collaborative study by scientists from CeMM, MedUni Vienna and the Austrian Brain Tumor Registry network demonstrates how epigenetic analysis of tumor samples collected in routine..

 
 

Hans Lassmann, who was Head of the Division of Neuroimmunology at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research for many years, has been made an Honorary Member of the Société Française de Neurologie.

 
 

An international research team led by scientists from MedUni Vienna's Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Goldsmiths University London has uncovered the secret of the "Aha!-moment". When people solve a puzzle..

 
 

The neurodegenerative condition known as Alzheimer's disease is the commonest cause of dementia. A research group led by molecular biologists Fabian Dorninger and Johannes Berger at MedUni Vienna's Centre for Brain Research investigated changes in..

 
 

Neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex represents every experience as "novel". The neurons adapt their activity accordingly, even if the new experience is very similar to a previous one. That is the main finding of a study conducted by..

 
 

Gabor G. Kovacs from the Institute of Neurology at the Medical University of Vienna has received the Bishop Dr Karl Golser Award 2018 for his research findings in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and atypical parkinsonian disorders.

 
 

The prestigious prize was awarded to the best 40 dissertations written in Austria in the study year 2017. The ceremony took place on December 7th, 2017 at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.

 
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