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The Up- and Downside of Caloric Restriction for Aging and Health

16/03/2016 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

It’s already well known that a diet may have a life-extending effect. Researchers from Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany, now showed that besides improving... more info

Milestone for Parkinson's research: The amyloid protein α-synuclein has been visualised in the cell for the first time

26/01/2016 FMP Leibniz-Institut fürMolekulare Pharmakologie

The protein α-synuclein plays an important role in Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Although a considerable amount is known about the structure of the protein within the... more info

Fast Ageing and Time Machine: Genome of the Turquoise killifish sequenced

04/12/2015 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The Turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) is the shortest-lived vertebrate that can be kept under laboratory conditions. It exemplifies a rapid growth and aging in fast motion. Now,... more info

Tracking down the secret of aging: How proteome analysis can help to slow down aging

26/10/2015 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging

Researchers have found differences between normal and pathologic peptidomic changes that may lead to an improved understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying aging. Proteome analysis in... more info

New field of application for versatile helper

19/10/2015 FMP Leibniz-Institut für Molekualre Pharmakologie

Small heat shock protein as model for Alzheimer medication - In Alzheimer’s disease proteins clump together to long fibrils causing the death of nerve cells. Small... more info

Humboldt laureate works for one year at the DPZ

25/09/2015 DPZ German Primate Center

In cooperation with the DPZ ethologist Julia Fischer, the developmental psychologist Alexandra Freund will research the age-related development of social relations in primates.  more info

Getting to the bottom of ageing

03/08/2015 FMP Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

The question of why we age is one of the most fascinating questions for humankind, but nothing close to a satisfactory answer has been found to date. Scientists at... more info