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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

GSCN awards “Young Investigator Award“ for FLI-Scientist Francesco Neri

21/08/2017 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Francesco Neri, PhD, research group leader at the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, receives the „GSCN 2017 Young Investigator Award“ of the German Stem Cell Network. more info

New therapeutic attack point: Scientists find off-switch for the mTor complex

06/06/2017 FMP Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. However, in cells affected by pathological change, the regulation goes array. Therefore, it... more info

A New Role for Autophagosomes in Neurodegeneration

24/04/2017 FMP Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Autophagosomes are at the center of attention, at least since the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research on autophagy in 2016. The much talked about autophagosomes are small membrane... more info

Volker Haucke receives the Avanti Award in Lipids

24/04/2017 FMP Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recognises Volker Haucke for his outstanding scientific achievements in membrane biology. more info

Researchers Find Gene WT1 to Impact Women’s Fertility

29/03/2017 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

It has been estimated that more than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. But for every 10th couple, the reasons therefor remain unclear. Now, researchers from... more info

Diabetes Drug May Improve Bone Fat-induced Defects of Fracture Healing

20/03/2017 DIfE German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke

A new study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), shows that gliptins – well known from diabetes treatment – may oppose... more info