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In a society where people are living longer and longer the Cologne Cluster of Excellence CECAD at the University of Cologne explores the causes of aging processes and aging-associated disorders. read more…

Dementia, diabetes, chronic inflammation, cancer, infection, chronic kidney disease, arteriosclerosis … all medical conditions that become more common with age. read more…

Developing new treatments for aging-associated diseases needs basic scientific research. read more…

To differentiate or not to differentiate? Stem cells sense neighbourhood crowding

Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to...more


Improving the Neuron Factory – New Modulator of Stem Cell Identity found

Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex...more


Protect the skin, build barriers: Old acquaintance in a new role

To ensure the barrier function of the skin, mutual regulation of connections between epidermal cells and a receptor for growth factors is...more


Dario Valenzano and Alvaro Rada-Iglesias selected as EMBO Young Investigator

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) elected Dr Dario Riccardo Valenzano and Dr. Alvaro Rada-Iglesias as young...more


Road map to a longer life

In old age a variety of cellular processes decline and the risk to develop age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or...more


14.12.2017: Cologne Seminars on Ageing 2017 schedule

Please find attached the schedule of the Cologne Seminars on Ageing of the year 2017more



11.01.2018: Cologne Seminars on Ageing 2018 schedule

Please find attached the schedule of the Cologne Seminars on Ageing of the year 2018more


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