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Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress found to influence brain and psyche via immune system

Chronic stress has far-reaching consequences for our bodies. For example, many stress-related psychiatric illnesses, such as depression, are associated with changes in the immune system. However, the underlying mechanisms ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds complement system causes cell damage in long COVID

Most people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus recover after the acute illness. However, a significant proportion of infected individuals develop long-lasting symptoms with a wide range of manifestations. Long COVID's causes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Examining the pitfalls of computer-based psychotherapy

The demand for therapy places for people suffering with mental health problems is currently sky high. Depression and anxiety disorders in particular are driving more and more people in Switzerland to seek psychotherapy, and ...

Medical research

AI brings hope for patients with lysosomal storage disease

Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important in drug discovery. Advances in the use of Big Data, learning algorithms and powerful computers have now enabled researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH) to better ...

Medical research

Main suppliers of Epo in the human body identified

Erythropoietin, or Epo for short, is familiar from doping cases. But the body itself also produces this vital hormone. Now, for the first time, an international research team including UZH scientists has been able to identify ...

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