Research Results

The right diet can safeguard against acute kidney injury

A research team led by Professor Dr Roman-Ulrich Müller has shown in an animal model that certain diets protect the kidneys from…

The cellular cleaning program autophagy helps in wound healing

Scientists at the University of Cologne have shown that the recycling program of cells, autophagy, leads to the fusion of several…

Mitochondrial diseases: Loss of a protein opens up new therapeutic options

A Cologne research team has demonstrated in an animal model that the loss of the protein CLPP alleviates mitochondrial diseases.…

How a protein controls the production of neurons in the brain

Researchers at CECAD have discovered that the protein YME1L regulates the production of new nerve cells and the maintenance of…

Reproduction: Stress in the intestine influences chromosome inheritance

Scientists at the University of Cologne show in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans that intestinal cells check the quality of…

How our body controls inflammation during clean-up mechanisms of damaged cells

Team from Osnabrück and Cologne investigates new perspectives for cancer treatment

Hostile takeover in the cell: Pathogens hijack host mitochondria

Mitochondria are known as energy suppliers for our cells, but they also play an important role in the defense against pathogens.…

Deadly combination: new direct trigger for cell death discovered

Understanding the basic mechanisms that lead to cell death (apoptosis) is essential for the development of therapies for cancer…

Old protein – new function: tBID can directly trigger cell death

Scientists have discovered a new function of the protein tBID, which until now had only been associated with its regulatory role…

Defense or repair: How immune cells are controlled during wound healing

For the first time, scientists show a causal link between tissue repair, mitochondrial metabolism, and the activation and function…

Fountain of youth for aging stem cells in bone marrow

Epigenetic changes in old age increase risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures

Scientists discover new regulators of the aging process

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

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

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

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

Protein balance in the reproductive system can prevent disease

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

Layer by layer: Scientists decipher how skin layers are formed

Cologne scientists present a new two-phase model of skin formation | The data provide insights into the balance of tissues and…