The decorative image shows a network-like connection between the brain and the heart.

A weak heart makes a suffering brain

Evidence of Disturbed Gene Activity in the Brain as a Result of Heart Problems.

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A microscopic view on microglia reveals disturbances in how these phagocytic cells, which belong to the brain’s immune system, cope with inhaled material.

„Fat Jam“ in the Cell

New insights into the rare brain disease “Niemann-Pick type C”.

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Graphic representation of the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Has Multiple Faces

According to current studies, the COVID-19 disease which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus comprises at least five different variants. Researchers from the DZNE and the University of Bonn report on this in the scientific journal “Genome Medicine”.

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DZNE and Aparito develop mobile app to assess ataxia symptoms at home

A new app will now allow people with ataxia to assess the severity of their disease at home. It is based on the well-known SARA score, which DZNE researchers have now been able to bring into use outside of clinics.

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New European alliance formed to tackle urgent challenge of neurodegenerative diseases

The DZNE is a founding member of CURE-ND, a cluster of European research institutions that aim to jointly address the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases.

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