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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

Cohesin down-regulation drives hematopoietic stem cell aging

14/12/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Organism aging is characterized by increases in inflammation and decreases in stem cell function. The relationship between these processes remains incompletely understood. Researchers of the Leibniz... more info

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