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. 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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  2. Cognitive impairment in the elderly – What is the role of air pollution and lung function?
    19.03.2018 · IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

    A study from scientists at IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, published in the European Respiratory Journal, indicates that poor lung function is not only a risk factor for...

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  3. Additional 5 Million Euro Funding for Aging Research in Jena, Germany
    09.03.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    The Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena, Germany, was approved 5 million EUR additional funding by the German Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK), which thus implemented a proposal by the Senate...

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