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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

New Biomarkers of Inflammation Identified as Risk Factors for Neuropathy

24/08/2018 DDZ Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum

Although many patients suffer from polyneuropathy, relatively little is currently known about its development, which also limits the therapeutic options. It is known that inflammatory processes... more info

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