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- Alzheimer’s in mini format: A novel tool to study disease mechanisms and possible remedies

DZNE scientists have developed a novel model system to study mechanisms of Alzheimer's in the lab. It is based on the use of human stem cells.

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- Honorary doctorate for Annette Schavan

The University of Rome Tor Vergata awarded an honorary doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology to Annette Schavan for her vision of bringing university and non-university biomedical research together in a new national organisation – in the German Centres for Health...

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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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