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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

New insight into anti-aging mechanisms from the roundworm

20/07/2015 IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

Mitochondrial autophagy has been identified as mediator of lifespan extension upon mitochondrial stress in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans by the research team of Natascia Ventura, MD, PhD, and... more info

License For Cutting: How Intracellular Signaling Regulates Growth Factor Production

10/07/2015 FLI Leibniz-Institute for Age Research

Cancer cells need life-essential molecules to proliferate. These growth factors are activated by ectodomain shedding of precursor proteins on the outside of plasma membrane, mainly carried out by... more info

Advantage: Youth – Fin Regenerative Capability Abates During Aging

01/07/2015 FLI Leibniz Institute for Age Research

Regenerative processes are the reason why wounds can heal and injured tissues can regrow. Some flatworms, salamanders and fishes even have the ability to completely rebuild whole bodily parts. In... more info

Lean but sated: Molecular Switch for a Healthy Metabolism discovered

30/06/2015 FLILeibniz Institute for Age Research

The protein complex mTORC1 is a central regulator of cell metabolism. In the active state, it stimulates anabolic processes and increases the production and storage of proteins and lipids.... more info

When the Evil Assumes Power: On the Dominance of Stem Cell Mutations in Age

15/06/2015 FLI Leibniz Institute for Age Research

Aging is characterized by a decrease in regenerative capacity and organ maintenance as well as an increasing risk of cancer which coincide with mutations in stem and progenitor cells. In a working... more info