Does a healthy lifestyle promote cognitive performance in old age? What new therapeutic approaches can be used to extend the health span in old age? What must the environment look like so that people can age healthy and satisfied? These are just a few examples of the pressing questions that society and politics are currently posing to science. The Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing wants to provide answers.
  1. Inflammatory processes impair nerve regeneration in old age
    19.10.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    The regenerative capacity of the nervous system declines during aging; the risk to develop nerve pathologies increases. Researchers of the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena investigated the regeneration of aging nerves in...

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  2. New function of “kidney-gene” – WT1 plays a role in the central nervous system and controls movement
    16.10.2018 · FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    The WT1 gene fulfills a central role in the development of a healthy, proper functioning kidney. Mutations in WT1 lead to impairments in kidney development and cause Wilms tumors, a pediatric kidney cancer. Researchers of the...

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  3. Increased Blood Flow triggers Liver Regeneration
    16.10.2018 · DDZ German Diabetes Center

    The liver is one of the most important human organs. It is essential for metabolism, blood detoxification and the functioning of the immune system. Moreover, the liver is the only organ which can fully regenerate its cell mass...

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