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. Less is more? Gene switch for healthy aging found
    28.05.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Aging is associated with an increase in frailty and age related-diseases. A calorie-restricted diet is known to alleviate these age-related conditions. Researchers from the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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