German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viral infections could promote neurodegeneration

Some viral diseases could possibly contribute to neurodegeneration. DZNE researchers report this in the journal Nature Communications. Their assessment is based on laboratory experiments in which they were able to show that ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Warning signs for dementia found in the blood

Researchers at the DZNE and the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) have identified molecules in the blood that can indicate impending dementia. Their findings, which are presented in the scientific journal EMBO Molecular ...

Neuroscience

How environmental factors could provide for a young brain

A stimulating environment keeps the "hippocampus"—which is the brain's memory control center—young, so to speak. Causes of this are molecular mechanisms that affect gene regulation. These current findings from studies ...

Neuroscience

A weak heart makes for a suffering brain

Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain's memory center, from which cognitive deficits arise. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the University Medical Center Göttingen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Study finds further door opener into the cell

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is known to infect cells via the receptor ACE2. An international research team under German-Finnish coordination has now identified neuropilin-1 as a factor that can facilitate SARS-CoV-2 entry ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: German scientists lay basis for a passive vaccination

Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have identified highly effective antibodies against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and are now pursuing the development ...

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