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April 01st, 2014

Publication PLOS Biology: With studies on the fruit fly, scientists at the MPI for Biology of Ageing discovered that age-related sleep decline might be prevented and even be reversible


Sleep is essential for human health. But with increasing age, many people experience a decline in sleep quality, which in turn reduces their quality of life. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have investigated the mechanisms by which ageing impairs sleep in the fruit fly. Their findings suggest that age-related sleep decline can be prevented and might even be reversible ...

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March 13th, 2014

Publication Cell: Scientists at the MPI for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have found that a naturally occurring molecule has the ability to enhance defense mechanisms against neurodegenerative diseases


How can a small worm help the fight against Alzheimer's? - With studies on the roundworm C. elegans, scientists at the MPI for Biology of Ageing have now discovered that a naturally occurring molecule has the ability to enhance defense mechanisms against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's disease.

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March 12th, 2014

MPI for Biology of Ageing on German public TV - science magazine "nano" on 3sat, March 19 or 20, 18:30h


With their studies on the small roundworm C. elegans, young ageing researchers Martin Denzel and Nadia Storm of the MPI for Biology of Ageing have shown how defense mechanisms against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's might be enhanced. "nano" will broadcast a short film on their research findings soon to be published in the scientific journal Cell...

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