Function of Protein “Smallish” Unraveled - Breakthrough after 20 years of research

30.01.2018 | Category: TopNews

To make a fully grown organism in the right shape, the forms of many cells need to be changed in a coordinated way. Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research (CECAD) in Cologne identified a gene that is in...more

New method for testing drug function - Findings from basic research could facilitate drug development

30.01.2018 | Category: TopNews

The research group of Martin Denzel, Principal Investigator at CECAD and group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging in Cologne has developed a method for defining the effectiveness of medicines.The idea is...more

DFG supports a new Clinical Research Unit (CRU 329) focusing on disease pathways in podocyte injury

21.12.2017 | Category: TopNews

More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from chronic kidney diseases (CKD). Glomerular disorders account for the majority of cases of CKD. Podocyte injury is central to the development of many different glomerular...more

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

12.12.2017 | Category: TopNews

Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to constantly renew throughout our lifetime as well as change its size to perfectly fit and cover the...more

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

13.11.2017 | Category: TopNews

Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex regulation of pluripotent stem cell identity revealed unexpected difficulties. A team of...more

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

08.11.2017 | Category: TopNews

To ensure the barrier function of the skin, mutual regulation of connections between epidermal cells and a receptor for growth factors is necessary. These findings can help to reduce the effects of inflammatory skin diseases and...more

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

26.10.2017 | Category: TopNews

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) elected Dr Dario Riccardo Valenzano and Dr. Alvaro Rada-Iglesias as young investigator (YIP). With this they join a network of 47 current and 417 past young investigators who...more

Road map to a longer life

26.10.2017 | Category: TopNews

In old age a variety of cellular processes decline and the risk to develop age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Diabetes increases dramatically. But does ageing affect all organs and tissues in the body in the...more

"Secrets of the brain - what is it able to do, why does it age?" Public talk by Prof. Schumacher & Prof. Elger

26.10.2017 | Category: TopNews

The life span of humans is still increasing every year. But have we "learned" to become older and how too live a healthy life? "Not yet", says Björn Schumacher. Together with Prof Elger he will give answers in...more

Personal Coaching Program

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