Scientists discover new regulators of the aging process

28.07.2021 | TopNews Discover Prof. Dr. Marcus Krüger Prof. Dr. David Vilchez

The attachment of the small protein ubiquitin to other proteins (ubiquitination) regulates numerous biological processes,…

More than 5 million euros for kidney research

23.07.2021 | TopNews Prof. Dr. Thomas Benzing

Second funding period for KFO 329 approved

Starvation and other Stresses: Internal Sensor in Cells Coordinates Cellular Stress Response

12.07.2021 | TopNews Discover

Scientists in Cologne have discovered an important role for the protein complex mTORC1 that centrally regulates cell…

Stiffness of skin tissue determines the renewal capacity of stem cells

08.07.2021 | TopNews Discover Prof. Dr. Carien Niessen Prof. Dr. Sara Wickström

Old and young skin stem cells are both capable of renewing the skin and its hair follicles. A slower renewal turnover of aged skin…

Professor Maria Leptin to become president of the European Research Council

30.06.2021 | TopNews

The European Research Council is among the most important European institutions promoting pioneering research. Biologist Maria…

Protein balance in the reproductive system can prevent disease

25.06.2021 | TopNews Discover Prof. Dr. David Vilchez

Scientists from the University of Cologne found that the balance status of proteins (protein homeostasis) of germline cells…

David Vilchez appointed to W2 professorship for "Integrated Stress Response Signaling”

21.06.2021 | TopNews Prof. Dr. David Vilchez

On July 1, 2021, Dr. David Vilchez will start his newly created professorship at the Cologne Cluster of Excellence for Aging…

One for all: Convergent mechanism of ageing discovered

09.06.2021 | TopNews Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi

Fundamental signalling pathway is crucial for longevity

Old drug, new target: Rapamycin changes the way our DNA is stored

09.06.2021 | TopNews Prof. Dr. Linda Partridge

Researchers discover an unexpected link between DNA winding and metabolism in the gut to ameliorate aging

Gut to brain: nerve cells detect what we eat

02.06.2021 | TopNews

Nerve cells of the vagus nerve fulfil opposing tasks