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

21.04.2017 | Category: TopNews

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging Not only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular importance...more

Three Scientists on Aging win ERC Grants for Cologne

07.04.2017 | Category: TopNews

Three Max Planck Scientists and members of CECAD will receive this year the highest personal award that the European Union can award to researchers. With this decision, the European Research Council (ERC) supports the...more

Natalia Kononenko in Nature Communications: A New Role for Autophagosomes in Neurodegeneration

07.04.2017 | Category: TopNews

Autophagosomes are at the center of attention, at least since the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research on autophagy in 2016. The much talked about autophagosomes are small membrane vesicles in charge of waste...more

Björn Schumacher publishes thesis paper: New therapies must adress aging itself

05.04.2017 | Category: TopNews

Without winning against aging diseases, Björn Schumacher, CECAD-PI and president of the German Association for Aging Research, sees no future for our society. Only when the health problems of an aging society are solved, the...more

New publication: Mitochondrial protease PARL mediates the processing of the cell death regulator Smac

23.03.2017 | Category: TopNews

Mitochondria are central metabolic organelles that regulate cell death pathways through releasing death-promoting proteins such as cytochrome c and Smac. The group of Thomas Langer has now found that the mitochondrial protease...more

Genome-based diets maximise growth, fecundity, and lifespan

15.03.2017 | Category: TopNews

A moderate reduction in food intake, known as dietary restriction, protects against multiple ageing-related diseases and extends life span, but can also supress growth and fertility. A research group from the Max Planck Institute...more

New publication by Nirmal Robinson: How pathogens escape the immune system

02.03.2017 | Category: TopNews

The bacterium Salmonella enterica causes gastroenteritis in humans and is one of the leading causes of food borne infectious diseases. Thereby, the germ is able to trick the immune system. Researchers from the Cluster of...more

Publication by Ivan Matic: DNA repair - a new letter in the cell alphabet

16.02.2017 | Category: TopNews

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins” to the damaged parts within the DNA. To do this, an elaborate protein...more

New publication: How the brain reacts to obesity

16.02.2017 | Category: TopNews

Why does obesity make us sick? What is the reaction of the brain to being overweight? A group of nerve cells in the brain is now suspected to contribute to impaired metabolism in obese mice. A team of researchers from CECAD and...more

Expert in Aging Research from Cologne is Treading New Paths: Thorsten Hoppe was doing a Sabbatical at Columbia University, New York

30.01.2017 | Category: TopNews

Every seven semesters, German university professors have the chance to focus fully on their research – something that is not always easy in the everyday life of a university. Professor Thorsten Hoppe from CECAD, the Cluster of...more

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