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Orientation and decisions are not just for sailors

Balázs Ujfalussy (ELKH KOKI) and Gergő Orbán (ELKH Wigner) discovered that the rodent nervous system can not only predict the position of the animal during orientation but also anticipate the uncertainty of the prediction in the short term. 
The study has been published in the prestigious international journal eLife.

Varietes delectat or the diversity of synapses

Using a combination of state-of-the-art physiological and anatomical methods, Zoltán Nusser's group has succeeded in discovering how an axon of the same nerve cell can form synapses of different strengths with two different nerve cells. Short answer: synaptic vesicles are in different maturation states in weak and strong synapses. Their work was published in Neuron.

Scientific symposium in Várgesztes

Várgesztes Villapark, located near the small village of Várgesztes in the Vértes Hills, hosted the KOKI scientific event for the second time. The resort has excellent facilities, but we were equally satisfied with the quality of the symposium.

Major success in international cooperation

Erik Hrabovszky and Katalin Skrapits were invited by the French researcher leading the project to join the international team investigating a rare but serious congenital disorder. Their results offer hope for its treatment.

Apply for a tender- but how?

Established by the European Union in 2007, the ERC is the premier European funding organization for outstanding exploratory research. You can win from any country in Europe, but you have to apply and write a suitable proposal. 

Csaba Cserép had been elected a member of the Young Academy of Europe

A member of a scientific academy is expected to have outstanding knowledge and achievements. This is also true when it comes to the pan-European Young Academy of Europe (YAE), of which Csaba Cserép has been a member since August.

Micromanipulation: somatic microglia-neuron connections in the developing brain

Neuroimmunology is one of the most promising areas of research in neuroscience today. An article by Ádám Dénes and his research team in Cell Reports explores the relationship between microglia and neurons and its importance in the developing nervous system.

Why is it important to understand the brain's reward system?

To understand what happens in the brain during behavioral disorders, it is necessary to understand the brain's reward system. This is where the article by Ferenc Mátyás Ferenc and Ákos Babiczky, published in eLife, contributes new data and approaches.

Neurons sync their beats like clocks on the wall

The latest discovery by Balázs Hangya's group, published in Cell Reports, confirmed the existence and role of Huygens synchronization in the medial septum and hippocampus.  

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