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A New Diabetes Classification? Subgroups of Type 2 Diabetes have Specific Risk of Diabetes-Associated Diseases such as Fatty Liver and Neuropathy

06/08/2019 DDZ - German Diabetes Center

The traditional classification of diabetes, mainly in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, has been challenged by studies from Scandinavia. In the current issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology,... more info

Immortal Planarians: Better Stem Cells under Starvation

05/08/2019 FLI - Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Planarians are very plastic animals. Due to a high number of stem cells, planarians are able to regenerate a new individual from a tiny fragment of their body. Researchers of the Leibniz Institute on... more info

Promising Approach: Prevent Diabetes with Intermittent Fasting

10/07/2019 DIfE German Institute on Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrucke

Intermittent fasting is known to improve sensitivity to the blood glucose-lowering hormone insulin and to protect against fatty liver. DZD scientists from DIfE have now discovered that mice on an... more info

Increasing numbers of older individuals in Germany burdened by housing costs

11/07/2019 DIW Berlin Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Housing costs have risen sharply since 1996, especially for renters - Two thirds of older renting households spend over 30 percent of their income on rent compared with 38 percent in 1996 – People... more info

Skipping Meat on Occasion May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

10/07/2019 DIFE German Institute on Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrucke

People who eat less live longer and healthier lives – many studies point out the positive effect of (intermittent) fasting. However, besides calorie reduction, the quantitative relationship of the... more info

Long live Nemo! – New animal model in aging research?

29/04/2019 FLI Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung - Fritz-Lipmann-Institut

The colorful Clownfish lives longer than 20 years in the Aquarium. Researchers of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena, ... more info

Volker Haucke receives Feldberg Prize

10/01/2019 FMP Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Prof. Volker Haucke, Director at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) receives the Feldberg Prize 2020, which is awarded annually by the Feldberg Foundation for... more info