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Newly developed eczema during aging: What influence do genes and air pollution have?

23/11/2018 IUF – Leibniz-Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung

Little is known about eczema in the elderly. New insights on this topic were recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. They are based on a two-step investigation of... more info

Inflammatory processes impair nerve regeneration in old age

19/10/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The regenerative capacity of the nervous system declines during aging; the risk to develop nerve pathologies increases. Researchers of the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena investigated the... more info

New function of “kidney-gene” – WT1 plays a role in the central nervous system and controls movement

16/10/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The WT1 gene fulfills a central role in the development of a healthy, proper functioning kidney. Mutations in WT1 lead to impairments in kidney development and cause Wilms tumors, a pediatric kidney... more info

Increased Blood Flow triggers Liver Regeneration

16/10/2018 DDZ German Diabetes Center

The liver is one of the most important human organs. It is essential for metabolism, blood detoxification and the functioning of the immune system. Moreover, the liver is the only organ which can... more info

1. Jena Aging Meeting (JAM) from September 6-8 in Jena

10/09/2018 LRA Healthy Ageing

Around 200 researchers from 16 countries meet in Jena from September 6-8 at the international “Jena Aging Meeting” to discuss latest research results and developments in the field of aging research.... more info

More than just a DNA repair deficiency syndrome – impaired acetylation in Cockayne syndrome B

31/08/2018 IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

By studying the skin phenotype of the hereditary disease Cockayne syndrome researchers at the IUF and HHU Düsseldorf have found a mechanism which can prevent the loss of subcutaneous fat, i.e. one... more info

Scientists of the LRA Healthy Ageing at the University of California, Berkeley

28/08/2018 LRA Healthy Ageing

Scientists of the LRA Healthy Ageing represented the research alliance at an interdisciplinary meeting of ageing researchers in Berkeley on August... more info