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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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. "In combination with our...

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