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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

A new active substance inhibits the migration of cancer cells

27/05/2015 FMP Leibniz-Institut für Pharmakologie

PNAS Scientists from Berlin have invented a whole new class of active substances: the "proteomimetics" mimic certain structural motifs of large protein... more info

Individuals in need of long-term care are heavily dependent on public transfer payments

14/04/2015 DIW Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

So-called “care households”—that is, households in which a person over the age of 60 and in need of long-term care resides—have similar household incomes to “non-care households,” in which no... more info

New resource for aging research: Genome of turquoise killifish publicly available as clone library

02/03/2015 FLI Leibniz Institute for Age Research - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The turquoise killifish (N. furzeri) has a lifespan between 3 and 10 months and is the shortest-lived vertebrate species that can be bred in captivity. Over... more info

New Leibniz ScienceCampus to boost age research in Jena

02/12/2014 LRA Healthy Ageing

Interdisciplinary project “Regenerative Aging” wins... more info

The Health Effects of Retirement

02/12/2014 DIW Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Retirement leads to changes in daily life that may affect health positively or negatively. Existing empirical evidence is inconclusive: While a few studies identify negative health effects, the... more info

Bowel cancer risk reduced by adopting multiple healthy behaviors

20/10/2014 DIfE German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke

Adoption of a combination of five key healthy behaviors is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer. Researchers from the German Institute of Human... more info