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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…

Fast-forward Aging due to DNA Damage

In the course of time the DNA accumulates more and more damage – aging is one of the results. The manifold effects of DNA damage have now...more


Review in Science: Inflammation and Metabolism in Tissue Repair and Regeneration

Reprinted with permission from AAAS

The skin is the primary barrier to the outside world and depends on the ability to repair and regenerate itself throughout life. Aging and...more


Thomas Langer wins Max Delbrück Prize

Individual excellence is at the core of scientific progress and must be rewarded – that is why the University of Cologne awards Research...more


EUROMIT 2017: Largest Conference on Mitochondria in Germany for the First Time

EUROMIT is the most important scientific conference on mitochondrial disease research. This year’s meeting will take place in Cologne from...more


Thorsten Hoppe: The protein “CHIP” unfurls anti-aging activity

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging Not only does our way of life...more