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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 ...

07/25/13 - Rapamycin: limited anti-aging effects

The drug rapamycin is known to increase lifespan in mice. Whether rapamycin slows down aging, however, remains unclear. A team of researchers from the s DZNE has now found that rapamycin extends lifespan - but its impact on aging ...

07/17/13 - Alzheimer´s: disease-associated biomarker changes in cerebrospinal fluid of transgenic mice

In the current issue of Science Translational Medicine, Luís Maia and Stephan Kaeser from the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases report, ...

07/15/13 - The scientists Eva-Maria and Eckhard Mandelkow receive award from U.S. Alzheimer's Association

The U.S. Alzheimer's Association honors Dr. Eva-Maria Mandelkow and Prof. Dr. Eckhard Mandelkow from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the caesar research center.

06/14/13 - On genes and neurons: International expert recruited to lead DZNE Tübingen

The Dutch molecular biologist Peter Heutink (52) is the new Site Speaker for the DZNE in Tübingen. He specializes in the genetic causes of neurodegenerative diseases. Prof. Heutink is succeeding Prof. Thomas Gasser in this ...

05/24/13 - Proteins in migration

In Parkinson’s disease, the protein “alpha-synuclein” aggregates and accumulates within neurons. The mechanism underlying this pathological progression is poorly understood. Scientists at the DZNE in Bonn have developed a novel ...

05/22/13 - A pan-European study: signs of motor disorders can appear years before disease manifestation

It is known that signs of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease can appear years before the disease becomes manifest; these signs take the form of subtle changes in the brain and behavior of ...

05/21/13 - DZNE Researcher Elected to the European Science Organization EMBO

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected biochemist Frank Bradke of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) as one of its new members. According to the EMBO, 52 scientists joined the ...

05/16/13 - DZNE and Charité work together: with joined forces against neurodegenerative diseases

The DZNE and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin are internationally leading institutions for research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. Now, both have signed a cooperation agreement to seal their close scientific ...

05/10/13 - Experience Leads to the Growth of New Brain Cells

How do organisms evolve into individuals that are distinguished from others by their own personal brain structure and behavior? Scientists in Dresden, Berlin, Münster, and Saarbrücken have now taken a decisive step towards ...

05/06/13 - Ground breaking ceremony: Ministers Schulze and Wanka kick off construction of the new DZNE building 110 million Euro for neuroscience

A traditional ground breaking ceremony signaled the start of construction work on the new facility for the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) on the Venusberg in Bonn, on the grounds of the university clinic. ...

03/27/13 - Transmission routes of spreading protein particles

In diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s endogenous proteins accumulate in the brain, eventually leading to the death of nerve cells. These deposits, which consist of abnormally formed proteins, are supposed to migrate ...

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