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Surviving in starvation - New mechanism for cell preservation discovered

15/05/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Scientists from the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, discovered a new... more info

Back to sleep: How SETD1A takes blood stem cells to rest

08/05/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

In old age, humans increasingly suffer from infections. In such a case, blood stem cells that are usually inactive are activated in order to produce as many blood and immune cells as needed to fight... more info

Old and Healthy: Researchers Find Novel Genes for Longevity in Mammals

10/04/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The genetic basis of lifespan determination is poorly understood. Most research has been done on short-lived animals, and it is unclear if these insights can be transferred to long-lived mammals like... more info

Cognitive impairment in the elderly – What is the role of air pollution and lung function?

19/03/2018 IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

A study from scientists at IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, published in the European Respiratory Journal, indicates that poor lung function is not... more info

Additional 5 Million Euro Funding for Aging Research in Jena, Germany

09/03/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena, Germany, was approved 5 million EUR additional funding by the German Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK), which thus... more info

Cancer or degenerative diseases?

31/01/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging

Above the age of 50, the most likely causes of death are cancer and degenerative diseases such as heart failure, dementia or diabetes. Since life expectancy has been considerably growing over the... more info

Molecular Chaperones Shown to Assist in the Fight against Huntington Disease

12/12/2017 FMP Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease. It is always fatal. The disease is caused by a defect in the Huntingtin gene. To this day, no therapy will put... more info

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