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31/08/17 - When the brain‘s navigation system gets faulty

In a review published in „Neuron“ DZNE scientist Thomas Wolbers describes how research on spatial navigation might help the diagnosis and therapy of dementia.

08/24/17 - Award for brain researcher Heiko Braak

Heiko Braak, senior professor at Ulm University, will receive this year’s “Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize”, which is endowed with 60,000 Euros. The Piepenbrock Group and the DZNE thereby honor Braak’s groundbreaking research on ...

07/31/17 - Intermittent fasting: not an anti-aging remedy for mice

Does fasting slow down the aging process? At least in mice, anti-aging effects are limited. This is the conclusion of a study by DZNE researchers.

07/18/17 - DZNE heads research project on support for people with dementia

The DZNE heads the research project “Supporting elderly people with cognitive impairment during and after hospital stays – Intersectoral Care Management, which funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with 1.7 ...

06/09/17 - Speeding up Alzheimer’s Research by Superfast Data Processing

„Memory-Driven Computing“: At the “Discover Conference” in Las Vegas DZNE scientists presented first results of a collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

05/29/17 - Focusing On Gene Activity: Potential Biomarker Found. A New Approach Against Schizophrenia?

Epigenetics may open new therapeutic avenues. DZNE scientists report on this in the journal PNAS.

04/04/17 - Laboratory Study Shows that Paternal Nutrition Affects Offsprings’ Mental Fitness

The diet influences epigenetic patterns in the genome. DZNE Researchers report on this in journal “Molecular Psychiatry”.

03/20/17 - Fighting Oblivion with a New Kind of Computer Brain

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Cooperates with the DZNE – Employs Memory-Driven Computing in Brain Research

03/15/17 - Excellent research for a healthy life: Chancellor Merkel and NRW Science Minister Schulze inaugurate new building of the DZNE

Today, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and NRW Science Minister Svenja Schulze inaugurated the new building of the DZNE in Bonn and took the opportunity to learn about current research projects.

02/06/17 - Lab study shows: A protein called PERK may be a target for treating progressive supranuclear palsy

DZNE scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that may help in the search for effective treatments of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Their study focusses on a protein called PERK.

01/12/17 - Research project on precision medicine is funded by the Innovation Fund with 1.5 million euros

Scientists from BfArM and the DZNE will be working together and in cooperation with the statutory health insurance company Techniker Krankenkasse to investigate the influence of pharmacogenetic factors on the effectiveness and ...

01/05/17 - Protein Associated with Parkinson’s Travels from Brain to Gut

In a laboratory study, DZNE researchers have found that "alpha-synuclein", a protein involved in Parkinson's disease, is capable of travelling from the brain to the stomach using the vagus nerve as a conduit.

12/20/16 - Stroke: brain cells potentiate harmful electrical discharges

DZNE researchers have found that certain brain cells interact in a detrimental way during stroke. Harmful electrical discharges are thereby amplified.

12/14/16 - Early signs of Alzheimer’s detected in cerebrospinal fluid

Little is known about the role of the brain‘s immune system in Alzheimer's disease. DZNE researchers have now found an early immune response in individuals with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s.

12/14/16 - Bonn-based neuroscientist awarded 1.8 million

Prof. Stefan Remy will receive the “Consolidator Grant” from the European Research Council (ERC). Remy plans to use the prize money on decoding single neuron function during behavior in mice.

12/06/16 - Speed data for the brain’s navigation system

DZNE researchers have identified a neural pathway that feeds speed information directly into the brain’s navigation system. They report on this in “Nature Neuroscience”.

25.11.16 - People with Parkinson’s show altered iron levels in their brains

In people with Parkinson’s disease iron distributes in an unusual way over the brain. This is the result of a study by researchers of the DZNE Magdeburg.

10/18/16 - Tweaking the Immune Response Might be a Key to Combat Neurodegeneration

Study suggests zebrafish might teach us how to tackle Alzheimer’s disease. Research group led by Caghan Kizil at the DZNE report on these findings in the journal “Cell Reports”.

10/17/16 - ChemDiv, Torrey Pines Investment and DZNE Announce Research Collaboration

DZNE, ChemDiv, Inc. and Torrey Pines Investment jointly announced today an agreement initiating a Research and Development collaboration targeting pathways and molecular mechanisms underlying neurological health and disease.

10/06/16 - Researchers activate repair program for nerve fibers

Scientists of the DZNE have succeeded in releasing a molecular brake that prevents the regeneration of nerve connections. Researchers led by neurobiologist Frank Bradke report on these findings in the journal Neuron.

10/06/16 - Aberrant Tau Proteins Put Neuronal Networks to Sleep: Drug “Rolofylline” a Possible Antidote

The report which is based on laboratory studies suggests that the drug “Rolofylline” could possibly alleviate learning and memory problems associated with aggregating Tau proteins.

09/22/16 - United against Dementia among Children and Adults

Learning from each other, joint research and as such make new therapies against childhood and senile dementia more tangible – this is what the DZNE and the NCL Foundation, now want to push ahead.

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 ...


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