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11/19/2014 - Alzheimer’s disease: Molecular signals cause brain cells to switch into a hectic state

Through experimental studies scientists of the DZNE at the Bonn and Berlin sites have now gained new insights into how Alzheimer’s interferes with the metabolism of astrocytes.

11/13/14 - Diseases of the Brain: Computer Model of Nerve Cells Provides Insights into Communication Problems

In diseases of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s, the neurons fail to communicate correctly with each other. As researchers of the DZNE now report in the journal “Neuron“, these connectivity problems can be ascribed to alterations ...

10/16/14 - From California to Berlin: international neuroscientist Craig Garner strengthens the collaboration of DZNE and Charité

Prof. Craig Garner, jointly appointed by both institutions, studies dementia, with a particular focus on synapses. His aim is to develop therapies that restore disturbed communication between brain cells.

10/14/14 - Physical exercise in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age

Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills. This is the finding of Magdeburg neuroscientists who studied women and men aged between 60 and 77.

10/09/14 - DZNE researcher elected into the Leopoldina

Prof. Frank Bradke , head of the "Axon Growth and Regeneration" research group at the DZNE in Bonn, has been elected as a member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.

09/04/14 - Symbolic corner stone was laid by the DZNE: National Health Research in Bonn

One of the largest and most advanced research buildings in North Rhine-Westphalia is currently being erected in Bonn. It comprises approximately 16,000 square meters of usable area.

07/24/14 - A protein couple controls flow of information into the brain’s memory center

DZNE researchers have determined how two molecules known as ‘CKAMP44’ and ‘TARP Gamma-8’ act upon the transmission of nerve signals into the hippocampus.

07/16/14 - Smart Software Supports Outpatient Services for People with Dementia

Living at home as long as possible is a wish expressed by many people with dementia. To enable this, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have developed a computer-based procedure that identifies ...

07/07/14 - Parkinson‘s disease: genetic defect triggers multiple damages in neurons

Researchers find dysfunctions in calcium metabolism and in the cell’s “garbage disposal”. Their study shows a link between alterations in the so-called GBA1 gene and cellular dysfunctions in Parkinson’s for the first time. It is ...

05/09/14 - Five-Year Anniversary of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases: NRW-Science Minister Svenja Schulze and BMBF State Secretary Thomas Rachel open ceremonial act

Today, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) celebrates its five-year anniversary with a gala event. A public Science Day will follow tomorrow morning.

05/02/14 - DZNE invites visitors to a Family Science Day on May 10th

03/21/14 - Cholesterol transporter structure decoded

The three-dimensional structure of the transport protein TSPO opens up novel paths for the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases.

02/24/14 - Minister-President Reiner Haseloff inaugurates new DZNE building in Magdeburg

The new research building of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Magdeburg was inaugurated with a ceremonial opening this morning.

01/21/14 - Two million Euros for Munich dementia researcher

DZNE scientist Dieter Edbauer has been awarded a “Consolidator Grant” worth approximately two million Euro by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia.

01/09/14 - Federal Cross of Merit for dementia researcher Christian Haass

This evening, Professor Christian Haass has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit by the Bavarian Minister of State for Education and Cultural Affairs, Science and Arts Dr. Ludwig Spaenle.

12/05/13 - Recurring memory traces boost long-lasting memories

Recurring patterns of neuronal activity contribute to memory consolidation. Scientists of the DZNE and the University of Bonn are reporting these findings in the Journal of Neuroscience.

11/18/13 - Demographic change - so what?! Challenges and solutions for improving health in an aging society

“The aging society is one of the greatest challenges society has to face in the future. One of the most important goals is the development of new translational research strategies with the aim to combat common diseases,”

11/13/13 - Researchers identify new genetics risks for Alzheimer's disease

An international research consortium with the participation of the DZNE and the Bonn University Hospital has identified eleven previously unknown genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. The results have been published in ...

11/12/13 - Researchers find another piece in Alzheimer’s puzzle

A team of German and American researchers has added another piece to the puzzle of what causes Alzheimer disease. They have found that a protein called “spastin” plays a previously unsuspected role: spastin is able to cut off the ...

11/07/13 - Fish, humans and neurons: 1.7 million Euros for young Dresden-based researcher

The biologist Caghan Kizil is to be granted approximately 1.7 million Euros over the next five years to develop his projects at the Dresden site of the DZNE. An international panel of experts approved his application for a ...

10/02/13 - Joint appointment by University of Cologne and DZNE strengthens neurological research in the Cologne/Bonn region

Professor Dirk Isbrandt has been appointed W3-Professor for Experimental Neurophysiology. His research focuses on the molecular causes and mechanisms leading to changes in brain activity in neurological diseases such as epilepsy ...

09/19/13 - A Brake in the Head: German researchers gain new insights into the working of the brain

Scientists of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the DZNE have managed to acquire new insights into the functioning of a region in the brain that normally is involved in spatial orientation, but is damaged by the ...

09/17/13 - Joining forces for people with dementia: The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the German Alzheimer Association seal partnership

The German Alzheimer Association (Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft e.V. Selbsthilfe Demenz, DAlzG) and the DZNE aim to develop joint information services for dementia patients and their families. As World Alzheimer’s Day ...

09/11/13 - “Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize”: EUR 100,000 for brain researchers

Prof. Adriano Aguzzi of the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and Prof. Charles Weissmann of the Scripps Research Institute Florida (USA) will be awarded the 2013 “Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize” for outstanding research in the ...

08/22/13 - Cognition in Ageing: Prestigeous European Research Grant for Magdeburg Neuroscientist

Prof. Thomas Wolbers from the Magdeburg site of the DZNE has been awarded a “Starting Grant” from the European Research Council (ERC) and thus, the support of one of Europe’s most prestigious funding programs. He will receive ...

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