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- A good blood supply is good for memory


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?

Symbolbild Fitness

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

Unter dem Mikroskop: Mikroglia (grün), Nervenzellen mit Synapsen (magenta). Quelle: DZNE/Felix Nebeling

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

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- Rapid analysis of large amounts of data in the fight against dementia

Oberfläche eines menschlichen Gehirns rekonstruiert aus einer MRT Aufnahme

For a project on artificial intelligence of the DZNE, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has granted around 1 million euros in funding. In addition to the DZNE, Harvard University is involved in the research project.

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- Artificial Intelligence Tracks down Leukemia

Computerdarstellung weißer Blutkörperchen

DZNE scientists have been able to detect leukemia with the help of artificial intelligence. This was done in a proof-of-concept study.

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- Brain Diseases with Molecular Diversity

Bei Parkinson und der sogenannten Multisystematrophie lagern sich Proteine schichtweise zu länglichen Aggregaten (blau) zusammen, die sich im Gehirn anhäufen

DZNE scientists have studied the structure of abnormal proteins associated with Parkinson’s and multisystem atrophy.

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- “Nature” Coverstory: Inflammatory Processes Drive Progression of Alzheimer‘s and Other Brain Diseases

Nervenzelle (weiß) unter dem Mikroskop

Inflammation drives the progression of neurodegenerative brain diseases and plays a major role in the accumulation of so-called tau proteins within neurons. Scientists of the DZNE and the University of Bonn report these findings in the journal “Nature”.

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- Dementia, developmental disorders and psychoses: Helmholtz Association funds DZNE research project on autoantibodies with 2.3 million euros

In the "BaoBab" project, DZNE researchers from Berlin and Bonn are developing a technical platform with which autoantibodies that cause brain diseases can be identified and investigated.

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- A Protein that Pulls the Brake on Nerve Growth

Diese Abbildung zeigt Nervenzellen (die farblich eingefärbt wurden) und deren Ausläufer im Hirngewebe einer Maus. Bildquelle: DZNE/Sebastian Dupraz

DZNE scientists have identified a protein that regulates the growth of nerve fibers by pulling a brake.

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- Award for Groundbreaking Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

Quelle: DZNE / Johann F. Saba

The Munich biochemist Christian Haass has received the “Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize” endowed with 60,000 euros.


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