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How a metabolite causes inflammation and disease

The accumulation of the metabolite fumarate in the mitochondrion, the powerhouse of a cell, can cause inflammation associated with…

Leptin helps hungry mice choose sex over food

Priorities change depending on hunger level

Research Award for Dr. Débora Trentini Schmidt

Dr. Débora Trentini Schmidt received the €10,000 Research Award of the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation in January 9, 2023.

Dr. Leo Kurian starts junior professorship for regulation of cellular identity in embryonic development, homeostasis, and disease

Dr. Leo Kurian will start his W1 professorship in Regulation of Cellular Identity in Embryonic Development, Homeostasis and in the…

Mitochondria produce antioxidants to protect our cells from dying

Coenzyme Q distribution within the cell is regulated by mitochondria

Uridine makes you hungry

Study on volunteers finds new regulator of food intake

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Upcoming Events



Save the date: Cologne Spring Meeting 2023

Cell Death and Mitochondrial Signaling in Health and Disease / March 7-10, 2023; organized by CRC 1218 & CRC 1403



Henning Fenselau & Marc Tittgemeyer: "Macht uns unser Gehirn dick?"

Vortragsreihe an der VHS Köln/Dr. Henning Fenselau & Prof. Dr. Marc Tittgemeyer, Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research



Prof. Heidi Larson, University of Antwerp: "State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU (2022)"

VACCELERATE Webinar/Prof. Heidi Larson, Visiting Professor, University of Antwerp



Joe Schmitt, VACCELERATE: "Live Incidence of Acute Viral Respiratory Infections (ARI)"

Webinar with Prof. Joe Schmitt on the VACCELERATE Pilot in Germany, its scientific background and the future.



Mathieu Bertrand, VIB-UGENT Center for Inflammation Research, Belgium: “Cell Death Checkpoints in the TNF Pathway”

Cologne Cell Death Club Seminar / Mathieu Bertrand, VIB-UGENT Center for Inflammation Research, Belgium



Stephanie Panier & Ron Jachimowicz:"Warum erkranken wir im Alter häufiger an Krebs?"

Vortragsreihe an der VHS Köln/Dr. Stephanie Panier & Dr. Ron Jachimowicz, Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie des Alterns

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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.