Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres is a union of 15 science, technical, biologic, and medical research centers within Germany. Collectively, the association employs more than 27,200 professionals and offers training for advanced students and investigators. The association divides its interest areas into Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter and Transport and Space. The centres are funded more than 2-billion Euros each year with a combination of national, local and private grants.

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Ahrstra?e 45 53175 Bonn, Germany
Website
http://www.helmholtz.de/en/
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Neuroscience

Identity crisis of satiety neurons leads to obesity

Obesity − as research in the past decade has shown − is first and foremost a brain disease. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research, have now discovered a molecular ...

Medical research

Scientists identify the causes of cortisone induced side effects

Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), partners in the German Center ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Maternal stress leads to overweight in children

Overweight is unhealthy. Yet more and more people in Germany are overweight, particularly children. As part of the LiNA mother-child study coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), researchers ...

Medical research

Why the sense of smell declines in old age

As mammals age, their sense of smell deteriorates. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports, an interdisciplinary research team at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University Medical Centre Mainz investigated why ...

Medical research

Next step toward replacement therapy in type 1 diabetes

Scientists have discovered the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas. The research shows that they are very mobile and that their destiny is strongly influenced by their immediate environment. ...

Neuroscience

Satiety in 3-D

Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin to the brain. That is not the case, as a group of scientists from Helmholtz ...

Cancer

MicroRNAs predict recurrence risk of head and neck tumors

A recent paper published in the scientific journal Cell gives an unprecedented insight into the metabolic interactions that occur throughout the body over 24 hours. As part of a large-scale study, the authors constructed ...

Diabetes

Combating constant hunger

A plant-derived substance widely used in traditional Chinese medicine has demonstrated promising weight loss effects. The findings of a study conducted by scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner of the German ...

Medical research

How do muscles know what time it is?

How do muscle cells prepare for the particular metabolic challenges of the day? Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), members of the German Center for Diabetes Research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mechanism of fibrosis development discovered

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an incurable lung disease of unknown origin with limited treatment options. Research suggests that the signaling molecule WNT5A plays a key role in the pathogenic process. Now, a group ...

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