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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Ultrasound is not only used as an imaging technique but targeted pulses of ultrasound can be used as a highly accurate treatment for a range of brain diseases, for which there were previously only limited treatment options. Over the last few years,..

 
 

Dimerization (Note: combination of two identical or different molecules) of the human neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin can produce new types of bioactive molecules. In a recent study, an international research team led by MedUni Vienna and the..

 
 

A few weeks ago, the surgical floor of the Department of Neurosurgery of Vienna General Hospital and MedUni Vienna was upgraded to the highest international standard and equipped with ultramodern imaging, while continuing active operation. The..

 
 

People with sleep disorders commonly have a misperception about their actual sleep behaviour. A research group led by Karin Trimmel and Stefan Seidel from MedUni Vienna's Department of Neurology (Outpatient Clinic for Sleep Disorders and..

 
 

Since child and adolescent psychiatry became a medical discipline in its own right in 2007, Austria has seen an improvement in both the training of specialist doctors and the level of patient care. However, huge differences still persist between..

 
 

Gabriel Bsteh, neurologist at MedUni Vienna's Department of Neurology has been recognised by the Multiple Sclerosis Research Association with the first-ever award of the Karl Vass Multiple Sclerosis Research Prize.

 
 

The brain can be affected by a number of different types of tumour and this leads to serious complications such as epileptic attacks, brain edema, haemorrhage, or thrombosis. Hitherto, there have been no uniform standards available for the diagnosis..

 
 

Ellen Gelpi-Mantius from MedUni Vienna's Division of Neuropathology and Neurochemistry (Department of Neurology) has been awarded the Otto Kraupp Prize for the best doctoral thesis accepted by an Austrian medical university in the previous year. She..

 
 

Romana Höftberger, Head of the Division of Neuropathology and Neurochemistry at MedUni Vienna's Department of Neurology, took over the Chair in the department of Neuropathology at the Medical University of Vienna on 01 November 2020.

 
 

Numerous scientific studies indicate that inflammatory processes play a key role in the development of psychiatric disorders. One of the areas of particular interest is the interleukin 6/STAT3 signal transduction pathway, which is associated with..

 
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