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New Mechanisms of Gene Inactivation may prevent Aging and Cancer

03/03/2017 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging

Every cell in our body contains the complete DNA library. So-called methyl groups regulate that in body tissues only the genetic information is expressed that is indeed needed in this tissue. Now,... more info

Combating Iron in the Brain: Researchers Find Anti-Aging Micromolecule

14/02/2017 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging

During aging as well as during Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, iron accumulates in the human brain. Now, researchers from German Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena and Italian Scuola... more info

Back to the Start: Re-activation of Embryonic Genes Leads to Muscle Aging

02/12/2016 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Developmental genes and pathways strictly regulate embryogenesis. The process is strongly driven by so-called Hox-genes. Now, researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena, Germany,... more info

Alter beeinträchtigt zelluläre Müllabfuhr

21/11/2016 DIfE Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke

Das Eiweißmolekül Ferritin ist ein wichtiger Eisenspeicher des menschlichen Körpers. Wie eine Studie des Deutschen Instituts für Ernährungsforschung (DIfE) nun zeigt, lassen sich die höheren... more info

1.60 Million Euro for Aging Researcher in Jena – Francesco Neri is awarded Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

16/11/2016 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging

In acknowledgement of his research, junior researcher Francesco Neri from Jena, Germany, was awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award on November 15, 2016, in Berlin. The prize, which is granted by the... more info

Ectoine reduces chronic lung inflammation: A new therapeutic approach against COPD

28/10/2016 IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

Researchers at the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine demonstrate for the first time the efficacy of the natural compound ectoine against chronic lung inflammation in an... more info

Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing starts cooperation with Japan

15/06/2016 LFV Healthy Ageing

The population of Japan is ageing – just like that of Germany. Japanese scientists estimate that by 2030, 25.6 % of the country’s population will be aged 65 and over. The Federal Statistical Office... more info