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Intake of fewer calories reduces inflammation drivers and protects against acute kidney injury in mice

Cologne scientists have previously shown in animal models that certain diets protect against kidney damage. Now the molecular…

No more binge eating: signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

The brain controls our body’s lysophospholipids, which in turn control a programme that activates nutritional intake / specific…

CECAD Professor Christian Frezza receives Alexander von Humboldt Award

Germany's most highly endowed international research prizes were awarded again in 2022 in Berlin / CECAD Professor Christian…

Science in the Pub

The international science festival took place as in person event again from May 9-11. CECAD scientists were also there on the…

Prospect of new therapeutic option for stroke

Researchers decipher new mechanisms in the brain


Gender and Diversity in Science

New initiative - GADIS starts with workshops and lectures in May

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Upcoming Events



"Imagine Aging" – Ein anderer Blick aufs Älterwerden

Vernissage/Microscopy Exhibition Opening at USB (Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek)



Henning Walczak, CECAD Institut für Biochemie: "Neue Therapiekonzepte: Den Zelltod verhindern oder aktivieren"

Vortrag im Zuge der Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde: Neue Therapiekonzepte: Den Zelltod verhindern oder aktivieren/Prof. Dr. Henning…



RESI Hybrid Webinar Series (CMMC)

Oana-Diana Persa: Epidermal aPKC polarity signaling suppresses field cancerization upon loss of p53




Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women and non-binary scientists and the science they do. The…



Thomas Braun, MPI for Heart and Lung Research: "Forced dedifferentiation of cardiomyocytes promotes heart regeneration"

Lecture series in Molecular Medicine SS 2022 on Mechanisms of Tissue Regeneration and Repair: from Molecules to Therapies / Prof.…

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As life expectancy increases, our society is changing - the proportion of older people is growing. For the future of mankind and our society, it is therefore important to be able to prevent and treat the rapidly increasing age-related diseases in the future. read more

Podcast "Altern – wie können wir gesund alt werden?"

The podcast series "Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle" ("Excellently Explained - Cutting-Edge Research for All") by the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) regularly reports from one of the 57 research clusters funded under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. In the current episode the focus is on aging research, with CECAD members Prof. Dr. Cristina Polidori and Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher.

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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.