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- DZNE supports research for remedies against the coronavirus


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?

Die Abbildung zeigt auf diese Weise stimulierte Mikroglia (cyan), die sich um Ablagerungen von Proteinen – sogenannte Plaques (rot) - sammeln und diese abbauen.

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


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


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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