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09/20/16 - Alzheimer’s: Cellular Mechanism Provides Explanation Model for Declining Memory Performance

Loss of neuronal contacts impairs nerve cells that control activity of the hippocampus. Martin Fuhrmann and co-workers report on these findings in “Neuron”.

09/01/16 - Federal President Gauck visits German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Today Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt informed themself about the diverse research at DZNE.

06/09/16 - A New Biomarker for Nerve Cell Damage

Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the University of Tübingen have identified proteins in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid that reflect ...

03/10/16 - UW-Madison delegation heads to DZNE in Germany for Alzheimer's, Dementia Research

A delegation of about a dozen UW-Madison research scientists will travel to Bonn and will share insights and information on the increasingly prevalent disease.

03/07/16 - DZNE and Orion Corporation start strategic collaboration

DZNE and Orion Corporation have agreed to start a strategic collaboration. They want to identify novel drug targets and develop treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.

02/17/16 - DZNE-research impacts German legislation

Scientific results of the DZNE-led study "Dementia Networks in Germany (DemNet-D)" were considered in a new German law to strengthen health care for people with dementia. This law enables statutory and private care insurance to ...

01/27/16 - Tübingen: DZNE Building for Brain Research opens under the auspices of Federal Research Minister Wanka, Science Minister Bauer and State Secretary Hofelich

High ranking representatives of politics and science inaugurated the new building for the DZNE on the grounds of the University Clinic Tübingen on January 27.

01/05/16 - Parkinson’s Disease: New Insights into a Traveling Protein

A laboratory study indicates that the main protein involved in Parkinson’s disease pathology does not behave as a ‘prion’ when overexpressed. Researchers led by Prof. Donato Di Monte report on this in the journal “BRAIN”.

12/18/15 - Magdeburg Brain Reseacher Emrah Düzel to coordinate the National Neuroimaging Network at the DZNE

So-called “Imaging techniques” are essential for understanding memory formation and cognition and the development of new therapies against brain diseases. The DZNE is now focusing its nationwide expertise in the field under the ...

12/17/15 - New insights into the molecular basis of memory

A DZNE study supports the hypothesis that memories are encoded with the help of chemical labels on the DNA. The findings are reported in „Nature Neuroscience“.

12/10/15 - DZNE Scientist Gets Most Important Research Award in Germany

The molecular biologist Frank Bradke, group leader at the DZNE and professor for neurobiology at the University of Bonn, will be awarded the “Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize”, which is endowed with 2.5 million euros.

11/24/15 - Science minister Hartmut Möllring inaugurates new MR-PET device

This morning, Saxony-Anhalt’s Minister of Science Hartmut Möllring inaugurated the new MR-PET device at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, site Magdeburg. The MR-PET device has opened up a whole new range of ...

11/23/15 - Laboratory study: Scientists from Cologne explore a new approach to prevent newborn epilepsies

Specific forms of epilepsy may manifest as early as in the first weeks of life. A new laboratory study shows that a preventive therapeutic strategy can be successful if it is applied within a time window critical to brain ...

11/16/15 - Fighting Parkinson's disease

The neurologist Michela Deleidi was successful in her application for a “Helmholtz Young Investigators Group”, after going through a competitive selection procedure. She will receive approximately 1.25 million Euros over the next ...

10/27/15 - Bonn Declaration of Open-Mindedness and Tolerance

10/08/15 - Experimental drug ameliorates symptoms of neurodegenerative brain disease in mice

In cooperation with colleagues in Munich and Göttingen, researchers at the DZNE in Bonn have analyzed a novel substance that could serve as a prototype for the development of drugs to treat Alzheimers and other brain diseases.

09/30/15 - Brain Researcher Monique Breteler appointed to the Royal Netherlands Academy

DZNE neuroepidemiologist honored for her research on dementia. The election recognizes her outstanding academic work and international scientific leadership.

09/17/15 - Cancer drug alleviates learning and memory problems in mice

Researchers in Göttingen have identified a cancer drug as a prototype drug that may be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. This substance, known as “Vorinostat”, was found to alleviate learning and memory problems in mice.

08/31/15 - Overlooked for 30 years: a new kid on the block

A team led by Christian Haass has identified a novel peptide that plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease: The previously overlooked eta-amyloid interferes with neuronal function and may antogonize beta-amyloid – a finding that has ...

08/27/15 - Mystery of polar bear Knut’s disease finally solved

The polar bear suffered from an autoimmune disease of the brain. This non-infectious illness is called “anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis”, with symptoms in human patients similar to those displayed by Knut. Knut is the first wild ...

08/04/15 - Award for a Pioneer of Alzheimer’s Research

British neuroscientist John Hardy will be awarded this year’s “Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize” which is endowed with 60,000 Euro. Piepenbrock and the DZNE herewith honor his seminal contributions to the study of Alzheimer’s ...

07/21/15 - MetLife Foundation Award: Munich-based DZNE researcher receives coveted US prize for medical research

Professor Christian Haass, site speaker at the DZNE in Munich, yesterday has been honored by MetLife Foundation in the USA at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington DC. Haass, also director of the ...

07/01/15 - DZNE researcher becomes scientific leader of team developing national expert standard on "Nursing Care for People with Dementia"

The number of people in Germany who require nursing care has been rising steadily for years. Demographic developments indicate that this trend will continue. A parallel increase in the number of dementia patients is also being ...

06/23/15 - Diabetes medication reduces dementia risk

Treating people with type 2 diabetes, also known as "age-related diabetes" with antidiabetics reduces their risk for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. The risk is most significantly reduced by the drug pioglitazone. ...

06/03/15 - DZNE Researchers find speedometer in the brain

Researchers in Bonn have identified neural circuits in the brains of mice that are pivotal for movement and navigation in space. These nerve cells that are presumed to exist in a similar form in humans, give the start signal for ...

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