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- DZNE welcomes Federal Government’s National Dementia Strategy

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The DZNE is part of alliance for a dementia-friendly Germany.

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- Noise disturbs the brain’s compass

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In “Nature Communications”, DZNE scientists report on causes for troubles in spatial navigation and ties to the research on Alzheimer’s disease.

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- Alzheimer Research: Noise-inducing neurons shut down memories

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Neurons that are responsible for new experiences interfere with the signals of neurons that contain memories and thereby disturb the recall of memories – at least in mice. Scientists of the DZNE report this in the scientific journal “Nature Neuroscience“.

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- Corona research in Bonn: Rhineland Study starts large-scale blood test

For a study on the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the  DZNE is asking around 5,000 participants of the “Rhineland Study” to have their blood tested. Source: DZNE

For a study on the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the DZNE is asking around 5,000 participants of the “Rhineland Study” to have their blood tested.

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- DZNE supports research for remedies against the coronavirus

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The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is actively contributing to the efforts to limit and neutralise the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. The DZNE has therefore started to apply its resources for studies on disease mechanisms associated with the…

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- Immune cells against Alzheimer’s?

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DZNE researchers have developed a novel, experimental approach against Alzheimer’s based on the stimulation of immune cells of the brain by means of an antibody.

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- Bonn DZNE employees affected by coronavirus

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Two employees of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn have tested positive for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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- A good blood supply is good for memory

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Memory performance and other cognitive abilities benefit from a good blood supply to the brain. DZNE researchers report on this in the journal “BRAIN”.

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- Is physical fitness good for the head?

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DZNE researchers find connection between cardiorespiratory performance and brain size.

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- 1.7 million euros for an Alzheimer's researcher from Bonn

Under the microscope: microglia (green), nerve cells with synapses (magenta).

Neuroscientist Dr. Martin Fuhrmann from the DZNE has been awarded a "Consolidator Grant" from the European Research Council (ERC).

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