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- Immune cells against Alzheimer’s?

This image shows microglia (cyan) stimulated in this way, which gather around deposits of proteins - called “plaques” (red) - and break them down.

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

Surface of a human brain reconstructed from a brain MRI

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

Digital rendering of white blood cells.

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

In Parkinson’s and multisystem atrophy, proteins accumulate in layers to form elongated aggregates (blue) that are deposited in the brain.

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

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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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