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A molecular switch may serve as new target point for cancer and diabetes therapies

13/08/2018 FMP Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

If certain signaling cascades are misregulated, diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes may occur. A mechanism recently discovered by scientists at the Leibniz-... more info

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at FLI

13/08/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Ukrainian cell biologist Dr. Yuliya Kurlishchuk has received a research fellowship for postdocs from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. With this funding, she is now a guest at the Leibniz... more info

Aggressive tumors - New regulator in breast cancer cells discovered

06/08/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. Here, important receptors are missing, which often serve as targets for treatments. Thus, these tumors are unlikely... more info

Back-to-back: Current Studies on the Longevity of Naked Mole-Rats

02/08/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Naked mole-rats can live considerably longer than other rodents like mouse, rat or guinea pig. This makes them outliers among mammals, just as humans with their maximum lifespan of about 120 years.... more info

Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Also Elevated in Women with Obesity Who Are Metabolically Healthy

31/05/2018 DIfE German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrück

Women with obesity are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, even if they are considered to be metabolically healthy. Moreover, women of normal weight are at risk of heart attack or stroke if... more info

Less is more? Gene switch for healthy aging found

28/05/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Aging is associated with an increase in frailty and age related-diseases. A calorie-restricted diet is known to alleviate these age-related conditions. Researchers from the European Research... more info

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