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- The brain’s “rising stars”: New options against Alzheimer’s?

Unter dem Mikroskop: Sternförmige Astrozyten

Targeting astrocytes (star-shaped, non-neuronal cells) might help to alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. DZNE scientists report on this in the „Journal of Experimental Medicine“.

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- An immunological memory in the brain

Abbildung zeigt solche Immunzellen (in Schwarz), die sich rund um sogenannte Plaques (in Rot) versammelt haben.

The brain’s immune cells have an ‘immunological memory’, which may influence the progression of neurological disorders that occur later in life. DZNE scientists report on this in the journal “Nature”.

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- Does physical activity influence the health of future offspring?

DNA Stränge

Physical and mental exercise is not only beneficial for your own brain, but can also affect the learning ability of future offspring – at least in mice. DZNE researchers report these findings in the journal “Cell Reports”.

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- ERC Grant for DZNE researcher Markus Zweckstetter

Markus Zweckstetter from the Goettingen site of the DZNE has been awarded an “Advanced Grant” from the European Research Council. He will explore new techniques on sub-nanometer level to analyze non-membrane organelles.

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- New Computer Architecture: Time Lapse for Dementia Research

The DZNE is just starting the operation of a new high-performance computer. It should significantly accelerate the evaluation of biomedical data and thus lead to faster progress in dementia research. For this the computer uses the principles of "Memory-Driven Computing".

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- Getting lost: Why older people might lose their way

Bodenmuster, wie es in einem der Experimente zum Einsatz kam.

New clues on why our sense of direction tends to fade with age. DZNE researchers report on this in “Current Biology”.


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- DZNE researcher receives world’s top Brain Prize

Protrait Prof. Haass

Together with three other neuroscientists Christian Haass, speaker of the DZNE Munich site, receives the world’s most valuable prize for brain research.

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- New Impetus for Research on Rare Neurological Disorders

Aussenansicht RKU

The science minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg Theresia Bauer and Bärbel Brumme-Bothe, head of the department for life sciences at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research have given the start signal for Ulm as a further site of the DZNE.

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- Laboratory Study Shows that Father’s Age Can Affect Offspring Lifespan

Symbolbild DNA

How does the father’s age at conception affect his children? DZNE researchers have studied this question in mice, finding ageing-associated epigenetic changes that seem to be transferable from one generation to the next. Their results are published in the journal PNAS.

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- Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen besucht das DZNE Rostock / Greifswald

Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen arbeitet einen Tag als Dementia Care Manager in unserer DelpHi-Studie.

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