Does a healthy lifestyle promote cognitive performance in old age? What new therapeutic approaches can be used to extend the health span in old age? What must the environment look like so that people can age healthy and satisfied? These are just a few examples of the pressing questions that society and politics are currently posing to science. The Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing wants to provide answers.
  1. Surviving in starvation - New mechanism for cell preservation discovered
    15.05.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Scientists from the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, discovered a new mechanism that is important for...

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  2. Back to sleep: How SETD1A takes blood stem cells to rest
    08.05.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    In old age, humans increasingly suffer from infections. In such a case, blood stem cells that are usually inactive are activated in order to produce as many blood and immune cells as needed to fight the infection. However, every...

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  3. Old and Healthy: Researchers Find Novel Genes for Longevity in Mammals
    10.04.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    The genetic basis of lifespan determination is poorly understood. Most research has been done on short-lived animals, and it is unclear if these insights can be transferred to long-lived mammals like humans. By comparing genes of...

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