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Publication in Nature Communications: New hope for better wound healing

Time-lapse of a wound healing in Drosophila (from left to right): After removal of the nucleus (in yellow) the cell membrane (in pink) seals off the gap caused by the wound.

Diabetics often have to contend with wounds that heal poorly. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the CMMC, the...more

Björn Schumacher on alpha-Campus Talks: Secrets of Aging

How does the aging body react to genome damage? With a better understanding of the the causes of aging, we could prevent aging associated...more

New publication: A new switch decides between genome repair and death of cells

One of the most important decisions a cell has to make is a matter of life and death: can damage be repaired or is it better to undergo...more

Prof. Bernhard Schermer wins Franz-Volhard-Prize

The Franz-Volhard-Prize awarded by the German Society of Nephrology is given to outstanding scientists working on kidney diseases. This...more

David Vilchez wins Alumni of Excellence award by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine

Vilchez obtained his PhD in Barcelona 2008. Now he was honored for his research and for winning a prestigious ERC-starting grant....more

29.10.2016: Tag der Offenen Tür: Schau rein in die Spitzenforschung!

Ein Tag der offenen Tür im CECAD Exzellenzcluster für Alternsforschung und Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie des Alterns, 29. Oktober 2016, 10:00 - 15:00 Uhrmore

10.11.2016: 5th Graduate Symposium Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research

10.11.2016 5th Graduate Symposium Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Researchmore

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