Mechanism discovered that protects tissue after faulty gene expression

02.02.2024 TopNews

A study at the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in Aging Research has identified a protein complex that is activated by defects in the…

Unveiling New Aging Horizons: Insights from The Cologne Aging Conference 2024

01.02.2024 News and Calendar TopNews

A glimpse into the latest from aging research, featuring international speakers, vibrant discussions, and keynotes that delve into…

Acknowledgement and support


CECAD-Researcher Ina Huppertz is a new scholarship holder in the Young Academy of the „Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der…

Study Unveils a Role of Mitochondria in Dietary Fat Processing


Cologne Researchers discover a new mechanism controlling the uptake of lipids from digested food.

Eight University of Cologne researchers among the most highly cited researchers worldwide - five of them are at CECAD

04.12.2023 TopNews

Annual ranking of ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ by the Web of Science Group published as an indicator for outstanding research /…

New Collaborative Research Centre and two extensions for the University of Cologne

29.11.2023 TopNews

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) in the field of ophthalmology / CRCs on…

Bridging Perspectives: CECAD Exhibition opens doors for dialogue on Diversity and Mental Health in Science

22.11.2023 TopNews

Fostering a deeper understanding of the interplay between diversity, mental health, and the scientific environment here at CECAD.

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Cycle of fasting and feeding is crucial for healthy ageing

20.11.2023 Dr. Peter Tessarz

Genetic switch rescues ageing fish from continuous fasting trap

Reducing vitamin B5 slows breast cancer growth

16.11.2023 Dr. Peter Tessarz

Scientists have discovered in animal experiments that breast cancer cells heavily rely on vitamin B5 to grow and survive /…

Depending on their location in the organ, liver cells age differently

13.11.2023 Dr. Peter Tessarz

A group of scientists from the Aging Research Excellence Cluster CECAD at the University of Cologne and the Max Planck Institute…