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- Brain Diseases with Molecular Diversity

Bei Parkinson und der sogenannten Multisystematrophie lagern sich Proteine schichtweise zu länglichen Aggregaten (blau) zusammen, die sich im Gehirn anhäufen

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

Nervenzelle (weiß) unter dem Mikroskop

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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- A Protein that Pulls the Brake on Nerve Growth

Diese Abbildung zeigt Nervenzellen (die farblich eingefärbt wurden) und deren Ausläufer im Hirngewebe einer Maus. Bildquelle: DZNE/Sebastian Dupraz

DZNE scientists have identified a protein that regulates the growth of nerve fibers by pulling a brake.

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- Award for Groundbreaking Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

Quelle: DZNE / Johann F. Saba

The Munich biochemist Christian Haass has received the “Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize” endowed with 60,000 euros.


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- Elsevier Report: DZNE Among the World’s Top 10 in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

According to an international study, the DZNE is one of the leading research institutions on Alzheimer’s disease in terms of publication count, citation rate, and collaborations with partners from academia and the corporate sector.

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- Für ein Leben ohne Demenz: Neue Stiftung Deutsche Demenzhilfe treibt Fortschritt in der Forschung voran

Aufgabe der Stiftung ist es, Spenden einzuwerben, um die Demenzforschung und die Suche nach geeigneten Therapien am DZNE voranzutreiben.

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- Autoantibodies in Pregnancy: A Cause of Behavioral Disorders in the Child?

Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn child. This is suggested by studies by the DZNE.


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- A Protective Factor Against Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers at the DZNE have found that a protein called TREM2 could positively influence the course of Alzheimer’s.


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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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