With selected press releases of the member institutes we inform you here about their research on ageing.
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...
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...
GSCN awards “Young Investigator Award“ for FLI-Scientist Francesco Neri
21.08.2017 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute
Francesco Neri, PhD, research group leader at the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, receives the „GSCN 2017 Young Investigator Award“ of the German Stem Cell Network.
New therapeutic attack point: Scientists find off-switch for the mTor complex
06.06.2017 · FMP Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. However, in cells affected by pathological change, the regulation goes array. Therefore, it would be helpful if the...
A New Role for Autophagosomes in Neurodegeneration
24.04.2017 · FMP Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
Autophagosomes are at the center of attention, at least since the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research on autophagy in 2016. The much talked about autophagosomes are small membrane vesicles in charge of waste...
Researchers Find Gene WT1 to Impact Women’s Fertility
29.03.2017 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute
It has been estimated that more than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. But for every 10th couple, the reasons therefor remain unclear. Now, researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging...
Diabetes Drug May Improve Bone Fat-induced Defects of Fracture Healing
20.03.2017 · DIfE German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke
A new study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), shows that gliptins – well known from diabetes treatment – may oppose the detrimental effects of fat...
Men with Impaired Glucose Metabolism Should Avoid High-Carbohydrate Foods in the Evening
09.03.2017 · DIfE German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke
According to a nutrition study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research, the so-called internal clock also influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism...
Pizza, burgers and the like: A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism and prepare the path to fatty liver disease and diabetes
03.03.2017 · DDZ Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum
In the current issue of the “Journal of Clinical Investigation”, DZD researchers working at the German Diabetes Center, in conjunction with the Helmholtz Center in Munich and colleagues from Portugal, published a scientific...
New Mechanisms of Gene Inactivation may prevent Aging and Cancer
03.03.2017 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging
Every cell in our body contains the complete DNA library. So-called methyl groups regulate that in body tissues only the genetic information is expressed that is indeed needed in this tissue. Now, for the first time, researchers...
Combating Iron in the Brain: Researchers Find Anti-Aging Micromolecule
14.02.2017 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging
During aging as well as during Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, iron accumulates in the human brain. Now, researchers from German Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena and Italian Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in Pisa...