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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

Tracking the effects of air pollution on the brain

14/09/2017 IUF Leibniz Institute for Environmental Medicine

Researchers from the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf (Germany) showed in collaboration with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the... more info

Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance

23/08/2017 DIfE German Institute Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke

In mice that are given a high-fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4* by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance.... more info