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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 in the structure of the nerve cells.