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In a society where people are living longer and longer the Cologne Cluster of Excellence CECAD at the University of Cologne explores the causes of aging processes and aging-associated disorders. read more…

Dementia, diabetes, chronic inflammation, cancer, infection, chronic kidney disease, arteriosclerosis … all medical conditions that become more common with age. read more…

Developing new treatments for aging-associated diseases needs basic scientific research. read more…

DFG supports a new Clinical Research Unit (CRU 329) focusing on disease pathways in podocyte injury

More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from chronic kidney diseases (CKD). Glomerular disorders account for the majority of cases of...more


To differentiate or not to differentiate? Stem cells sense neighbourhood crowding

Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to...more


Improving the Neuron Factory – New Modulator of Stem Cell Identity found

Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex...more


Protect the skin, build barriers: Old acquaintance in a new role

To ensure the barrier function of the skin, mutual regulation of connections between epidermal cells and a receptor for growth factors is...more


Dario Valenzano and Alvaro Rada-Iglesias selected as EMBO Young Investigator

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) elected Dr Dario Riccardo Valenzano and Dr. Alvaro Rada-Iglesias as young...more