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June 18th, 2014

1st KölnerKinderUni at the MPI for Biology of Ageing: workshops for the very young scientists


It was a real premiere: The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biology of Ageing opened its doors for the first time for pupils between eight and twelve years as part of the "Cologne Children's University". In two workshops, the children could experience science with scientists hands-on. Only earlier this year, the academic departments and groups of the MPI had moved into the new research building.

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June 01st, 2014

New Max Planck Research Group at the MPI for Biology of Ageing: Chromatin and Ageing


On June 1st 2014 Dr. Peter Tessarz will officially start his lab at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing as a Max Planck Research Group Leader.

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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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