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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

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