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. Cancer or degenerative diseases?
    31.01.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging

    Above the age of 50, the most likely causes of death are cancer and degenerative diseases such as heart failure, dementia or diabetes. Since life expectancy has been considerably growing over the last 150 years, the frequency of...

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  2. Molecular Chaperones Shown to Assist in the Fight against Huntington Disease
    12.12.2017 · FMP Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease. It is always fatal. The disease is caused by a defect in the Huntingtin gene. To this day, no therapy will put a stop to the insidious disintegration of brain cells....

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  3. Tracking the effects of air pollution on the brain
    14.09.2017 · IUF Leibniz Institute for Environmental Medicine

    Researchers from the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf (Germany) showed in collaboration with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in Bilthoven (The...

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