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- Bonn Researchers Identify Key Proteins for the Repair of Nerve Fibers

Nervenzelle aus den dorsalen Wurzelganglien unter dem Mikroskop

Scientists at the DZNE have identified a group of proteins that help to regenerate damaged nerve cells. Their findings are reported in the journal “Neuron”.

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- Parkinson’s: A New Study Associates Oxidative Stress With the Spreading of Aberrant Proteins

Oxidative stress could be a driving force in the spreading of aberrant proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease. This is the result of recent studies by DZNE researchers.


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- Award for Munich Alzheimer‘s researcher

Prof. Christian Haass

This year’s “Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize”, which is endowed with 60,000 euros, goes to the Munich biochemist and Alzheimer’s researcher Christian Haass.

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- Indications why older people are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease

The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases with age. DZNE researcher Susanne Wegmann has uncovered a possible cause for this: Molecules involved in the disease, termed tau-proteins, spread more easily in the aging brain.

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- Summertime Science

Mitmach-Experiment für Kinder

More than 3,000 visitors came to the DZNE's Open Day on the Venusberg in Bonn.

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- Secure and intelligent use of patient data


Six Helmholtz Centres - including the DZNE - will jointly research how patient data can be processed safely and efficiently. More information (German).

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- How the body protects itself from type 2 diabetes

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Researchers at the DZNE and the University of Bonn discover a key role of the protein HPGD.

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- How fish brain cells react to Alzheimer’s disease

Portrait Kizil

DZNE researchers have studied the regenerative capacity of zebrafish brain in single cell resolution with the aim of developing novel strategies against Alzheimer’s. Their findings are published in “Cell Reports”.

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- Municipal support for the DZNE information campaign for brain research in Magdeburg

Standortsprecher und Oberbürgermeister präsentieren die Kampagne

The DZNE in Magdeburg is launching a city-wide information campaign.

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- Together against dementia: 10 years of DZNE


The DZNE celebrated its tenth anniversary with a ceremonial act.

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