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- No evidence that Alzheimer’s disease might be contagious

Note on the paper by Silvia A. Purro et al. (Nature; 13 December, 2018)

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- Enriching fundamental research with digital innovation

Tablet, Handy, PC, Monitor

DZNE and neotiv GmbH enter into a long-term collaboration

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- Computer scientists and medical researchers cooperate for patient data security

Medizin, IT

The Helmholtz Center for Information Security and the DZNE have now established the “Helmholtz Medical Security and Privacy Research Center”.

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- A Symposium on the Brain’s Compass

Ein Kompass

The sense of direction is one of the most important human abilities. From 27 to 29 November 2018, about 70 experts from Europe, Canada and the US will discuss in Magdeburg how this navigation system operates and how it alters in old age or due to dementia.

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- A new home in Dresden

Neubau DZNE

The DZNE’s new building was officially inaugurated.

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- On the brain’s ability to find the right direction

Save the date: international symposium in Magdeburg on spatial cognition.

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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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