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28. May 2024

Together for the Future: Patient Representatives at the Perspective Forum of the German Future Prize

At the suggestion of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG), we, Mrs. Lieselotte Klotz (member of the DZNE Patient Advisory Board, member of the…

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27. May 2024

Sugar: Dangerous for your Health? "Gute Frage" about Diabetes, Sugar Tax & Sweeteners

What does sugar do to our bodies? Can you get really addicted to sugar? What impact would a sugar tax have on consumption in Germany? In a new episode…

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22. May 2024

External Stimuli: New Issue of the DZG Magazine SYNERGIE

Air pollution, noise or microorganisms - our health is influenced by many external factors. The totality of these factors is referred to as the…

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21. May 2024

diabinfo.de: Additional Information on Prevention

The national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de is expanding its range of information on prevention and now also provides information on…

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13. May 2024

German Diabetes Association (DDG) Honors DZD Researchers

At this year's Diabetes Congress (May 8-11) in Berlin, the German Diabetes Association (DDG) awarded prizes to numerous scientists and researchers…

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10. May 2024

Robert Wagner Receives the Werner Creutzfeldt Award

The German Diabetes Association (DDG) has given the Werner Creutzfeldt Award to DZD researcher Prof. Dr. Robert Wagner. With this award, the…

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10. May 2024

Anette-Gabriele Ziegler Receives the Paul Langerhans Medal

This year, the highest award of the German Diabetes Association (DDG) – the

Paul Langerhans Medal – is awarded to Prof. Dr. med. Anette-Gabriele…

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08. May 2024

SARS-CoV-2 and Type 1 Diabetes in Children: New Study Aims to Explore the Relationship

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that leads to disrupted glucose metabolism. It requires lifelong insulin therapy. The Global Platform for the…

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06. May 2024

DDG Congress: Diabetes Research from Many Perspectives

At the Annual Meeting of the German Diabetes Association (May 8-10 in Berlin), researchers from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) will…

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26. April 2024

European Research Council Advanced Grant Awarded to Jens Brüning

Jens Brüning, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and associated partner in the DZD, has been awarded an Advanced Grant by…

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26. April 2024

Food in Sight? The Liver is Ready!

What happens in the body when we are hungry and see and smell food? A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research has now…

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24. April 2024

diabinfo.de: Open Position in the Editorial Office

A position is available in the editorial office of the national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de in Munich, Germany. An online science…

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24. April 2024

DZD Awards: Honor for Young Researchers

Every year, the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) honors young researchers at the beginning of their careers with a DZD Award. This internal…

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18. April 2024

Dr. Ingmar Schäfer Appointed Professor of Structural Membrane Biology in Dresden

Dr. Ingmar Schäfer has been appointed Professor and Chair of Structural Membrane Biology jointly at the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden…

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15. April 2024

Citizens' and Patients' Advisory Board of the DZD meets at the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden

At the beginning of April, the Citizens' and Patients' Advisory Board of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) met for its 5th meeting, this…

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09. April 2024

DZD Scientist Birkenfeld on "Hirschhausen and the Weight Loss Injection"

"Many who need it, don't get it. Many who don't need it take it. How does the so-called 'weight loss injection' work? And does it really help against…

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08. April 2024

Blood Glucose Control in the Intensive Care Unit: Differentiated Values for People With and Without Diabetes are Useful

Differentiating between people with and without diabetes can be useful for controlling and monitoring blood glucose levels in patients in the…

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05. April 2024

DZD Scientist Timo Müller Appointed to Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Timo Müllers research is focused on the development and evaluation of novel unimolecular pharmacotherapies to treat the metabolic syndrome, and in…

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04. April 2024

Fasting for Health: When Metabolism and Internal Clock are aligned

Prof. Stephan Herzig from the DZD partner Helmholtz Muich explains why intermittent fasting with conscious breaks of eating helps to bring the…

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02. April 2024

Role of Adipocytes in Metabolic Disorders Recognized

Recent research underscores the critical role of adipocytes in storing fat, vital for organismal survival. Dysfunctional adipocytes can lead to…

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02. April 2024

DZD Researcher Maximilian Kleinert Receives a Heisenberg Professorship

Since April 1, 2024, Maximilian Kleinert has held a Heisenberg professorship at the University Potsdam and headed the Department of Molecular…

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28. March 2024

Cancer, Diabetes & Neurodegenerative Diseases – 6th Joint Dresden DZG Symposium

With 250 researchers and clinicians, a budget of over 11 million euros and 240 publications alone in 2023, the three partner sites of the German…

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20. March 2024

New Call of the DZG Innovation Fund

As outlined in the Innovation Fund of the German Centers for Health Research (DZGIF), the call for proposals for 2025/26 has been opened. The topic…

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18. March 2024

Vasilis Ntziachristos is a New Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos from the DZD partner Helmholtz Munich has been elected as a new member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.…

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15. March 2024

Kallistatin Protein as a Future Treatment Option for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes?

After weight loss, people with overweight and obesity express more of the protein Kallistatin in subcutaneous white adipose tissue. This was…

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14. March 2024

Astonishing Conformity: Gompertz Law Predicts Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers from the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) and the Robert Koch Institute have discovered a law for the relationship between…

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13. March 2024

Obesity Prize for Excellence for Antje Körner

Prof. Antje Körner, Head of the Metabolism Division at the Helmholtz Institute of Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG) at the DZD partner…

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28. February 2024

Proteomic and Lipidomic Changes During Insulin Granule Aging

Endocrine cells utilize secretory granules for the storage and regulated release of peptide- hormones and neurotransmitters - a process influenced by…

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28. February 2024

Rising Focus on 'Inceptor' as a Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutic Target

Research targeting the insulin-inhibitory receptor, called inceptor, unveils promising avenues for beta cell protection, offering hope for causal…

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27. February 2024

FAIRification of the DZD Core Data Set

The DZD Core Data Set has defined a standard for clinical diabetes and metabolic research for three years. In order to ensure uniform data collection,…

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20. February 2024

What Our Genetic Information Tells Us About Type 2 Diabetes Risk and Complications

The genetic information in our cells harbors secrets about the risks, progression, and complications of many diseases. With hundreds of millions of…

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19. February 2024

DZG for an Open and Democratic Society

The German Centers for Health Research, and thus explicitly the DZD, support the statement of the Alliance of Science Organisations for an Open and…

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26. January 2024

Vaccination Against COVID-19 Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

Diabetes is a risk factor for severe illness with COVID-19 and, conversely, infection with the coronavirus increases the likelihood of developing type…

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24. January 2024

Updated CU List from VDBD and diabinfo.de Expanded with Modern Foods

The national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de and the Association of Diabetes Counseling and Training Professions in Germany (VDBD) have…

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23. January 2024

Algorithm for Precise Diagnosis of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that progresses very differently. DZD researchers applied an innovative algorithm to stratify people with type 2 diabetes…

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12. January 2024

Immune Cells Play a Role in Maintaining Metabolic Balance

Researchers at DZD partner Helmholtz Munich have discovered how regulatory T cells of the immune system, also known as Tregs, interact with and…

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10. January 2024

Paul-Langerhans-Institut Dresden becomes a Full Member of DRESDEN-concept

Starting January 1, 2024, the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) has become a full member of DRESDEN-concept, a research alliance of…

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09. January 2024

New Review Study: Different Diets are Effective for Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers from the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf have systematically investigated the influence of different diets and dietary…

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21. December 2023

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

The German Center for Diabetes Research wishes you merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

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19. December 2023

'Science' Has Declared GLP-1 Drugs the Breakthrough of the Year

The journal 'Science' has selected the development of glucagon-like peptide-1 (#GLP1) agonists as "Breakthrough of the Year 2023". Drugs based on…

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11. December 2023

SZ Gesundheit: The "weight loss injection" - what it's good for and for whom it might be useful

This evening, the Süddeutsche Zeitung's health forum will be looking at the so-called "weight loss injection". DZD scientists Prof. Dr. Matthias…

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07. December 2023

DIfE as Co-organizer of the Inaugural “Science on the Spree”

Effective political decisions are based on sound science. With this guiding principle, Springer Nature brought the successful US event series “Science…

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07. December 2023

DIfE: Successful First Open Day at the Gerty Cori House

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) opened the doors of its state-of-the-art research building, the Gerty Cori House (GCH), to…

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22. November 2023

New Study on Sugar Tax: Effective Prevention of Diseases such as Diabetes

A soft drink tax in Germany could reduce daily sugar consumption, prevent illness and thus cut healthcare costs. This is what a new study suggests.…

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15. November 2023

Test your Personal Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Online

Around two million people in Germany live with diabetes without knowing it. Most of them have type 2 diabetes, which develops without symptoms. To…

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14. November 2023

SYNERGY: How Artificial Hormones Support Weight Loss

A new generation of drugs may become a "gamechanger" in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. In the recently published issue of the DZG…

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13. November 2023

DZD Scientist Susanna Hofmann on ARD Wissen on Gender Medicine

For a long time, medical research, and therefore many therapies, did not address the differences between men and women. With sometimes fatal…

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10. November 2023

diabinfo.de with Multilingual Content at the ‘Diabetes Herbsttagung’ 2023

The national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de will be represented twice this year at the Diabetes Autumn Conference (Diabetes Herbsttagung) of…

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09. November 2023

Managing Diabetes and Obesity: Role of the Hormone GIP

That the hormone glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) reduces body weight by means of signals via the GIP receptor in the brain has…

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03. November 2023

European Partnership to Combat Type 1 Diabetes Receives €23 Million IHI Funding

In a groundbreaking collaborative effort, academic researchers, industry leaders, and charities have joined forces to combat Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)…

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31. October 2023

DZD Scientist Peter Achenbach on ARD alpha on Type 1 Diabetes

Prof. Peter Achenbach from DZD partner Helmholtz Munich was a guest in the studio of the television series "ARD alpha nachgehakt" ("ARD alpha followed…

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23. October 2023

SYNERGIE: Blood Reflects Health and Diseases

The new issue of the research magazine SYNERGIE of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) on the topic of "blood" is here! The red juice of life…

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23. October 2023

"The Discovery of Insulin" now also in German

The much-mentioned work by the American historian Michael Bliss on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin two years ago has now also been…

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20. October 2023

Heinrich Wieland Prize for DZD Scientist Matthias Tschöp

Worldwide, a growing number of people is affected by obesity. This often leads to diabetes, severe cardiovascular diseases, and many other…

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17. October 2023

Excellence Professorship for DZD Scientist Henriette Kirchner

As part of the innovative funding program of the state of Schleswig-Holstein for medical research, additional scientists have been selected for the…

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12. October 2023

BR 'Health': 'Diabetes · Fight Against Diabetes' with DZD Researchers

The TV program BR Gesundheit ('Health') on October 10 was dedicated to the topic "Diabetes - Fight Against Diabetes". In the various reports,…

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05. October 2023

New Consensus Report for the Road to Precision Medicine in Diabetes

International scientists, including experts from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have written a consensus report on precision medicine…

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21. September 2023

Networks as Career Opportunities: DZG at the GAIN Conference

The German Centers for Health Research (DZG) presented career opportunities in translational medical research at the Annual Conference of the German…

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20. September 2023

How Exercise Influences the Development of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity.

How exercise affects our muscles at the molecular level has now been discovered by DZD researchers from Helmholtz Munich and the German Institute of…

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19. September 2023

DZD Annual Report Published: Interesting Facts in Magazine Style

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has published its Annual Report 2022. In the traditional magazine style, the 68 pages present current…

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19. September 2023

Potsdam: Open Postdoc Positions at the DIfE

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has two vacancies for postdocs in the Junior Research Group Muscle…

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15. September 2023

GAIN23: DZG Online Workshop 'Network as a Career Factor'

On September 19, the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) will present career opportunities in translational medical research. The workshop will…

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12. September 2023

#InklusionStattAusgrenzung: Inclusion not Exclusion – Calling for the Deployment of School Nurses

More and more children and young people are living with mental health conditions and chronic illnesses. They frequently need nursing or medical care –…

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08. September 2023

COVID-19 and Type 1 Diabetes: Researchers Find an Increase in Islet Autoimmunity in Young Children Who Had a Sars-CoV-2 Infection

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease leading to an impaired glucose metabolism and requires life-long administration of insulin. While the cause…

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07. September 2023

DIfE Annual Report 2021-2022 Published

How do we eat in harmony with our inner clock? Which diet promotes healthy aging? And what influence did nutrition have on our well-being during the…

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25. August 2023

„Milestones of Modern Diabetology" - for People with Diabetes

For the first time in four years, an analog patient event will be held during World Diabetes Day month in November. diabetesDE - Deutsche…

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24. August 2023

New Insights into the Effect of Gut Hormones on the Brain

Peptide hormones from the gut bind to specific receptors in the brain. As a result, these hormones influence food intake and metabolism. The role of…

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17. August 2023

Olaf Scholz and Dr. Manja Schüle Visit DIfE

In his role as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Potsdam-Mittelmark II, on Monday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, together with…

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16. August 2023

Lecture at BMG: "Diabetes in transition: Together for a healthy life!"

Under the motto "The government is inviting", also the Federal Ministry of Health will be opening its doors at Mauerstrasse 29 in Berlin on August 19…

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11. August 2023

Tübingen: Open Professorship at the Faculty of Medicine

A W-3 professorship in Physiology is available at the Faculty of Medicine at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

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10. August 2023

Open Positions in the DZD Data Management Team

The DZD Data Management Team, based at the Head Office in Munich, has two vacancies.

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01. August 2023

THESIS CHECK: "THESE 10 PRECONCEPTIONS ABOUT OBESITY AND THE WEIGHT LOSS Injection ARE QUESTIONABLE".

In its "Thesencheck" (Theses Check) video series, the University of Tübingen has now taken up the topic of obesity. The treatment of severely…

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31. July 2023

Helmholtz Munich Again Honored With the Total E-Quality Award

DZD partner Helmholtz Munich has been honored with the prestigious Total E-Quality award for the seventh time, covering the years 2023 to 2025. The…

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27. July 2023

Antje Körner to Head the Metabolism Division at HI-MAG in Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Antje Körner started as head of the Metabolism Division at the Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG) of the DZD…

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25. July 2023

Dresden: Open Professorship at the Faculty of Medicine

A W-2 professorship in Physiology is available at the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine at the University of Dresden.

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21. July 2023

1st DZG Munich Day brings Together Researchers of all Eight DZG at the Munich Site

On 6th July, 2023, 140 researchers from the Munich site of all eight German Centers for Health Research (DZG) met at the 1st DZG Munich Day.…

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19. July 2023

Multimorbidity: The Link between Type 2 Diabetes and Osteoarthritis

The coexistence of multiple chronic diseases in a single individual, defined as multimorbidity, poses a significant challenge in healthcare as the…

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18. July 2023

'Tonspur Wissen': How Dangerous is Diabetes?

In a podcast from 'Tonspur Wissen' ('soundtrack knowledge'), DZD board member Prof. Dr. Michael Roden from the German Diabetes Center explains the…

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07. July 2023

Project Start for Two Translational, DZG-Overarching Research Projects in Dresden

Jointly against common diseases! This is the mission of the German Centers for Health Research (DZGs). Their scientists are working to optimize the…

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06. July 2023

Climate Change and Heat: What is the Impact on People with Diabetes?

The increase in heat periods as a result of climate change can be more critical for people with diabetes than for metabolically healthy people. This…

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05. July 2023

5 Years of HI-MAG: Investigating Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Diseases

The Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (Helmholtz-Institut für Metabolismus-, Adipositas- und Gefäßforschung, HI-MAG),…

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04. July 2023

Health Economic Impact of Improved Risk Factor Control in Type 2 Diabetes

If the risk factors of people with type 2 diabetes in Germany were optimally controlled, this would not only mean a better quality of life and a…

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03. July 2023

“Schlau gemacht bis Mitternacht” - 20th Anniversary of the Long Night of the Sciences Dresden

Marveling through the night. Jointly researching, laughing, experimenting and communicating. 48,000 visitors at several hundred events in Dresden's…

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29. June 2023

Type 1 Diabetes: Fr1da Study Shows Milder Diabetes at Manifestation Through Early Detection

Diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D) can come with serious complications for families: too often, the autoimmune disease is only detected after severe…

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26. June 2023

Matthias Tschöp honored with Banting Medal

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Matthias Tschöp, Helmholtz Munich CEO and Humboldt Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is the first German…

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20. June 2023

DIfE is Participating in the OBELISK Project for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity

To help prevent a further dramatic increase in obesity, a new European research project aims to tackle the disease during childhood. To mark the start…

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13. June 2023

DDZ Receives audit berufundfamilie Certificate for the Fifth Time

On June 13, 2023, in Berlin, the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) was again recognized for its family- and phase-of-life-conscious human…

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09. June 2023

DZD Researchers on the Move

Huge, loud, highly emotional. The 14th edition of the Dresden REWE Team Challenge has set new standards with incredible 22,500 participants, more than…

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05. June 2023

Diabetes Begins in the Brain – The Latest Research Findings at the DGE Congress

The brain determines whether the metabolism is functioning. If it does not react with sufficient sensitivity to insulin, liver, adipose, and muscle…

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23. May 2023

Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes After SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Researchers Find Possible Correlation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase in the chronic autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes was observed in children, also in Germany. Researchers at…

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19. May 2023

DZD Researcher Andreas Fritsche Named New DDG President

Professor Dr. Andreas Fritsche from the DZD partner Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of Helmholtz Munich at Eberhard Karls…

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17. May 2023

Digitalization & Information in the Field of Diabetology: RIN Symposium

Around 60 participants from science, care, business, patient representation, and public administration attended the 4th RIN Symposium, held by the DZD…

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17. May 2023

Diabetes Congress 2023: “Diversity & Individuality – Rethinking Diabetes”

Under the banner “Diversity & Individuality – Rethinking Diabetes”, the 57th annual conference of the German Diabetes Association (DDG) will take…

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10. May 2023

“Exercise as a Miracle Cure” – The Topic at diabinfo in Dialog

How does physical activity affect blood sugar levels? Do different things have to be taken into account depending on the type of diabetes? How can I…

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08. May 2023

New SYNERGIE Issue on Organ Crosstalk

How do the organs in the human body work together? What effects does their interaction have on the treatment of diseases?

The current issue of the…

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03. May 2023

Presentation of the Jühling Award

The DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) presented the Jühling Award 2022 for outstanding scientific work in the field of diabetes research. The…

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02. May 2023

Diabetes, Cancer & Neurodegenerative Diseases - 5th Joint Dresden DZG Symposium unites Dresden researchers

A total of more than 80 institutions with numerous participating universities, university hospitals and non-university research facilities make up the…

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26. April 2023

Dr. Theresia Sarabhai Awarded the Karl Oberdisse Prize 2023

A recent study by the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) shows that hyperbaric oxygen treatment for only two hours improves insulin action for…

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12. April 2023

Sweets Change our Brain

Chocolate bars, crisps and fries - why can't we just ignore them in the supermarket? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research…

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30. March 2023

Personalized Medicine: DZD Authors Report in the Specialist Journal “Die Diabetologie”

Under the key topic “Personalized Medicine”, researchers from the German Center for Diabetes Research report on the significance of precision medicine…

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29. March 2023

diabinfo.de Now Also in English

The national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de now offers much of its content in the sections “Preventing Diabetes” and “Living with Diabetes”…

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28. March 2023

German Centers for Health Research Support Declaration on Patient Participation of the Health Research Forum

Patients can participate in medical research as active partners. Researchers should consider their needs and their unique expertise in the research…

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23. March 2023

Type 2 Diabetes: Unsaturated Fatty Acids Provide Clues to the Risk of Disease

The concentration of certain unsaturated fatty acids has been linked to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is shown in a study by the German…

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20. March 2023

Fewer New Cases of Type 2 Diabetes: A Reason for Hope?

Using the data of the sixty-three million people with statutory health insurance as a basis, the DZD partner, the German Diabetes Center (DDZ),…

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20. March 2023

Overcoming Professional Boundaries - DZG Fund Joint Project on Gene and Cell Therapy

This is what ideal medicine would look like: Doctors could specifically alter molecular processes in diseased cells in the body and thus causally cure…

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15. March 2023

Obesity and Diabetes Drugs Discovered: Matthias Tschöp Wins Major US Award

For major breakthroughs, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) awards its highest honor, the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement named after…

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07. March 2023

Potsdam: Vacancy for Medical Documentation at the DIfE

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has an immediate vacancy for medical documentation at the Human Study…

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07. March 2023

Sex-Specific Differences Associated with Obesity: New Hormone Discovered

DZD researchers have discovered the CITED1 protein in the brains of mice. This protein is crucial for the sex-specific signal pathways that suppress…

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02. March 2023

DZD Scientists on Prediabetes in NDR Program "Visite"

Prof. Robert Wagner from the DZD partner German Diabetes Center explains the different risk types in prediabetes in the TV program "Visite".

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27. February 2023

K1DS ARE HEROES - Major Awareness Campaign on Type 1 Diabetes

More than 2000 billboards and 750 info screens will raise awareness for the most common metabolic disorder in children and adolescents: type 1…

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14. February 2023

Insulin Secretion: Messages from Adipose Tissue

Scientists at the University of Augsburg and the DZD partner Helmholtz Munich have made an important breakthrough in better understanding early…

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02. February 2023

Obituary Prof. Dr. Hellmut Mehnert

The members of the German Center for Diabetes Research mourn the loss of Professor Dr. Hellmut Mehnert, who passed away in Munich shortly before his…

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01. February 2023

ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANT FOR DZD SCIENTIST UHLENHAUT

Prof. Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut from the DZD partner Helmholtz Munich has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for her…

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19. January 2023

Matthias Tschöp New Vice President of the Helmholtz Association

Diabetes researcher Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Matthias H. Tschöp has been the Helmholtz Vice President of Health Research since January 2023. His goal…

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12. January 2023

Not Only a Complication of Diabetes: Environmental Pollution Identified as a Trigger for Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy

Recent results from the prospective population-based KORA F4/FF4 study have linked environmental risk factors with the onset of distal symmetrical…

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20. December 2022

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The German Center for Diabetes Research wishes you merry christmas and a healthy and happy new year.

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19. December 2022

Physical Activity Reduces the Risk of Severe Complications in People with Diabetes

Physical activity is one of the pillars of diabetes management. However, there is very little evidence synthesis on the association between physical…

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13. December 2022

Anti-Aging Treatments Do Not Slow Down Aging

Treatment methods commonly used to counteract aging – such as intermittent fasting – do not delay aging processes. This has been shown by a study…

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09. December 2022

Leibniz Prize 2023 to Fabian Theis

Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian Theis from the DZD partner Helmholtz Munich receives this year's Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the most prestigious research…

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08. December 2022

Peter Schwarz Elected for President of the International Diabetes Federation

During the World Diabetes Congress 2022 in Lisbon, Peter Schwarz was elected President-Elect by the General Assembly of the International Diabetes…

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23. November 2022

New Diabetes Drug Approved in the USA: Teplizumab Delays the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

The United States Food and Drug Administration FDA has approved the drug teplizumab (brand name: Tzield) for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. This is…

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18. November 2022

Review: Post-Covid Syndrome – A Joint Symposium of the German Centers for Health Research

Researchers from five of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) met on 31 October in Frankfurt am Main to discuss post-Covid syndrome. It is…

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16. November 2022

Historical Treatise Published on 75 Years of Nutrition Research at the DIfE

In September 2022, the DZD partner, the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) celebrated its 30th anniversary. However, the…

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15. November 2022

SYNERGIE Article: Making Your Liver Fat-Free

Patients with type 2 diabetes often also suffer from fatty liver disease. Usually, weight loss alone is not enough to reduce the buildup of fat in the…

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14. November 2022

Pregnancy Diabetes: Not Enough Affected Mothers Make Use of Aftercare Services

Women with pregnancy diabetes (gestational diabetes, GDM) are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes after giving birth. Therefore, the…

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09. November 2022

The Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) to Publish their “National Education and Communication Strategy on Diabetes Mellitus”

More than 8 million people in Germany have diabetes. To help strengthen the prevention of diabetes, the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA)…

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07. November 2022

Aerobic Exercise makes the Brain Sensitive to Insulin Again

Obese people usually also suffer from insulin resistance in the brain. This has a negative effect on eating behavior and metabolism in the body, among…

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03. November 2022

Tuebingen: Open PhD Student Position at IDM

The DZD partner Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of Helmholtz Munich at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen has an…

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02. November 2022

Did People with Diabetes Face Care Shortages during the Coronavirus Pandemic? A Study Shows a Striking Trend

In a recently published study, the Institute for Health Services Research and Health Economics of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in…

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26. October 2022

Current Edition of SYNERGIE is Out Now: Clinical Research

The bridge to clinical application is the focus of the current edition of SYNERGIE published by the German Centers for Health Research (DZG).

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24. October 2022

Timo Müller Awarded the Galenus-von-Pergamon Prize 2022

For his work on the development of new drug therapy approaches against obesity and type 2 diabetes, DZD researcher PD Dr. Timo Müller from Helmholtz…

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21. October 2022

Citizen Event: Fit and Sporty Again after COVID-19

The German Centers for Health Research invite the public to a free event "Back to fitness and sports after COVID-19" in Frankfurt/M. on October 31.…

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13. October 2022

Prediction Period of the DIfE ─ German Diabetes Risk Score® Now Extended from Five to Ten Years

The DIfE ─ German Diabetes Risk Score® (DRS), developed by the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE), has thus far enabled the…

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12. October 2022

Nationwide Unique Diabetes Center MITS Opened

On October 10th, the new Center for Metabolic and Immunological Diseases and Therapeutic Technologies Saxony (MITS) of the Medical Faculty of the…

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30. September 2022

DZG Symposium on Post-COVID Syndrome

The health consequences that persist beyond the acute infection phase of COVID-19, referred to as post-COVID syndrome, represent an enormous global…

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23. September 2022

EASD Annual Meeting: Numerous Prizes for DZD Researchers

At the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting (September 19-23 in Stockholm), several researchers from the German Center for…

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16. September 2022

Martin Heni Anounced as the 2022 Recipient of EASD Minkowski Prize

Long-standing DZD researcher Prof. Dr. med. Martin Heni has been awarded the 2022 Minkowski Prize for his exceptional work on the insulin-resistant…

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15. September 2022

DZD Annual Report Published: Current Figures, Facts, and Research Highlights

The German Center for Diabetes Research published its annual report for 2021. The report presents all the DZD-related current figures, data, and…

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15. September 2022

DIfE Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Under the motto “Researching Nutrition. Strengthening Health”, on September 15, 2022, the DZD partner the German Institute of Human Nutrition…

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14. September 2022

10th DZD Diabetes Research School 2022 in Stockholm

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) organizes an annual conference for young scientists in diabetes research. After two years with online…

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12. September 2022

Potsdam: Open Postdoc Position at the DIfE

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has an immediate vacancy for a PhD student in the Department of…

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07. September 2022

Every Islet Matters: New Review on Improving the Impact of Human Islet Research

Detailed characterization of human pancreatic islets is key to elucidate the pathophysiology of all forms of diabetes mellitus, including its most…

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06. September 2022

Type 1 Diabetes Explained in a Child-Friendly Way with a Pixi Book

The Pixi book "Finn has diabetes" now provides parents as well as educational and medical professionals with a child-friendly explanatory aid. Based…

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26. August 2022

New Drug Candidate Developed to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

A team of researchers from Helmholtz Munich, the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) and Novo Nordisk have developed a new hormone combination…

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16. August 2022

DIfE Potsdam: Vacancy for Head of Human Study Center

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has an immediate vacancy for the head of the Human Study Center.

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10. August 2022

Anette-Gabriele Ziegler Receives EASD–Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence 2022

Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, DZD scientist and Director of the Helmholtz Munich Institute of Diabetes Research (IDF) receives this year’s…

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09. August 2022

Michael Roden Elected to Academia Europaea

Prof. Dr. Michael Roden, executive board member of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ), and director of the Department of Endocrinology and…

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25. July 2022

Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence – Different Subgroups Identified

An unresolved question has been whether there are different subgroups within young-onset type 1 diabetes. Now a study with DZD participation has…

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22. July 2022

DZD Scientist in the Podcast 'O-Ton Diabetologie'

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rathmann of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center is the interview partner in the current episode of the German-language podcast…

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11. July 2022

3, 2, 1,....Science! - 19th Long Night of Science Dresden

Marveling through the night. Jointly researching, laughing, experimenting and communicating. 32,000 visitors at several hundred events in Dresden's…

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11. July 2022

Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Often Develop Kidney and Retinal Diseases

Diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy are the earliest complications after the onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in adulthood. Up to 10% of patients…

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29. June 2022

What is the Impact of Diabetes Risk Scores in the Primary Care Setting?

In recent years, several types of questionnaire-based scores have been devel-oped to help determine a person’s future risk of type 2 diabetes. Little…

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23. June 2022

The Blue Helmet Soldiers of the Immune System

In people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), misguided immune cells target their own bodies. At the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), Prof. Carolin…

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10. June 2022

DZD Scientist in the Podcast 'O-Ton Diabetologie'

Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Director of the Institute for Diabetes Research at the DZD partner Helmholtz Munich, speaks in the podcast 'O-Ton…

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07. June 2022

diabinfo in Dialogue: Online Patient Forum on July 2

On Saturday 02.07.2022 from 11:00 am to around 1:00 pm, diabinfo.de, the national diabetes information portal, will host a digital patient forum…

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25. May 2022

DZD Researchers to be Honored at the DDG Diabetes Congress

At its Diabetes Congress (May 25-28, 2022), the German Diabetes Society (DDG) will honor several scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research…

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16. May 2022

Obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure increase mortality from COVID-19 – especially among young and middle-aged people

Obesity, impaired blood glucose metabolism, and high blood pressure increase the risk of dying from COVID-19 in young and middle-aged people to a…

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09. May 2022

Children Interview DZD Researchers about Diabetes

“That was a cool day! It was especially exciting in the lab," concluded the four kid reporters, who were invited by the DZD partner Helmholtz Munich…

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02. May 2022

DZD Scientist in 'Habitat Mensch' on Diets and the Gut Microbiome

Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwarzenberg from the DZD partner institute at the University of Tübingen answers questions in the video and podcast "Habitat…

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28. April 2022

Current Issue SYNERGIE: Immune System – Our Health Network

The immune system is the focus of the new issue of the DZG magazine SYNERGIE. The magazine reports on how this complex and intricate network protects…

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28. April 2022

Potsdam: Open Position at the DIfE

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has an immediate vacancy for a Postdoc in the Department of Molecular…

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27. April 2022

European Funding for DZD Scientists

Two newly awarded ERC Advanced Grants support the cutting-edge research of Prof. Heiko Lickert and Prof. Fabian Theis from the DZD partner Helmholtz…

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26. April 2022

Ukrainian-German Information About Diabetes for Refugees on diabinfo.de

For people with diabetes from Ukraine and German health care professionals who support refugees, the national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de…

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22. April 2022

A Low-Calorie Diet Alters the Gut Microbiome and Delays Immune Aging

A calorie-reduced diet cannot only delay the development of metabolic diseases, but also has a positive effect on the immune system. Researchers have…

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21. April 2022

DZG Magazine SYNERGIE Honored with the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022

The magazine SYNERGIE of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) has won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 in the category "Communication – Printed…

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21. April 2022

Lipidomics Provides New Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

The lipid metabolism plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. However, little is known about the…

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14. April 2022

Successful Completion of the Competence Center for Innovative Diabetes Therapy (KOMIT)

The DZD partner German Diabetes Center presented the achievements of the Competence Center for Innovative Diabetes Therapy (KomIT) at a concluding…

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13. April 2022

Jointly Against Common Diseases - 4th Dresden DZG Symposium

The aim of the German Centers for Health Research (DZGs) is to generate optimal research conditions in order to fight common diseases as dementia,…

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12. April 2022

Increase in Diabetes Worldwide: Actual Development Overtakes Forecasts

An analysis of current projections of the worldwide number of people with diabetes shows that the predicted increase will be reached considerably…

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04. April 2022

Helmholtz-Interview: "Toward an Active Ingredient for Obesity"

Diabetes expert and Helmholtz Munich CEO Prof. Matthias Tschöp and his team at the DZD partner Helmholtz Munich are researching gastrointestinal…

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29. March 2022

DZG statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

We, the German Centers for Health Research, consider the Russian invasion of Ukraine an attack on elementary values of freedom, democracy and…

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18. March 2022

Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes after Corona Infection

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases after an infection with Covid-19. This is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers with DZD…

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07. March 2022

DZD Symposium at the German Congress of Endocrinology: Diabetes Research – Patient-Focused Precision Medicine

The identification of subgroups in diabetes and prediabetes, the development of new drugs for the treatment of obesity, insights into how lifestyle…

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04. March 2022

Potsdam: Open Position at the DIfE

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has an immediate vacancy for a PhD student in the Department of…

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03. March 2022

Congress of the German Nutrition Society: The Head Eats Along – Interaction of Nutrition and Brain

From March 16-18, 2022, the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e. V. (DGE) together with the Institute of Nutritional…

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25. February 2022

Mechanisms in the Development of Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become an epidemic, similar to the non-communicable diseases cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease and…

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22. February 2022

Ceramides – Blood Lipids Provide New Insights into the Link between Diet and Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are preceded by metabolic alterations. A current study by the DZD and DIfE indicates that specific lipid…

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18. February 2022

Differences in the Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction between Novel Subgroups of Diabetes

A study by the DZD partner German Diabetes Center has not only found that diabetes increases the risk of erectile dysfunction in men, but also that…

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14. February 2022

Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Only 22 Euros for an Early Diagnosis Before Symptoms Arise

It only takes a blood test to detect the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes in children at an early stage and, thus, prevent severe metabolic…

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11. February 2022

DZD Researcher Norbert Stefan Honored with the “glucohead 2021” Award

The Heart and Diabetes Center NRW (HDZ NRW) has honored Professor Norbert Stefan with the “glucohead 2021” award for his creative work in the field of…

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08. February 2022

Important Step Towards Fasting-Based Therapies

Voluntary fasting, for example interval fasting, is beneficial to health for many people, depending on their individual condition. For example,…

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03. February 2022

Artificial Intelligence: Milestone at the Single-Cell Level

In order to develop new therapies or preventive measures for chronic common diseases such as lung diseases, allergies or diabetes, biomedical research…

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28. January 2022

Bytes4Diabetes Special Award for DZD Scientist

Katsiaryna Prystupa from DZD partner IDM* in Tübingen wins the special prize of the Bytes4Diabetes Award 2022. With her innovative app, she…

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27. January 2022

Increase in Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

Between January 2020 and June 2021, more children and adolescents in Germany were newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes than in comparable earlier…

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25. January 2022

DZD Scientist in the Podcast of Bavaria's Science Minister

Under the title "Diagnosis lifelong - In the fight against the widespread disease diabetes", the Bavarian Minister of Science Bernd Sibler talks with…

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21. January 2022

Prediabetes More Dangerous Than Assumed

Prediabetes should not simply be understood as a "last warning" before the actual diagnosis of diabetes because already the preliminary stage of…

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14. January 2022

Morning Exercise vs. Evening Exercise: Different Effects on Health

Exercise causes the body to release hundreds of different signals that improve our health in many different ways. Now scientists have mapped these…

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21. December 2021

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The German Center for Diabetes Research wishes you merry christmas and a healthy and happy new year.

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13. December 2021

Diabetes Drug from the Group of SGLT2 Inhibitors Normalizes Insulin Action in the Brain

Overweight or obesity, an unfavorable distribution of fat in the body and the development of type 2 diabetes are often associated with a reduced…

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09. December 2021

People with High-Risk Prediabetes Benefit from Intensive Lifestyle Intervention

Intensive lifestyle intervention with plenty of exercise helps people with prediabetes improve their blood glucose levels over a period of years and…

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08. December 2021

How Regular Exercise Can Protect Against Fatty Liver Associated Diseases

Exercise not only trains the muscles but can also prevent the development of fatty liver. A new study by the German Center for Diabetes Research…

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07. December 2021

Short movie: 100 years of insulin - a milestone in medicine

A short movie on 100 years of insulin has been produced by the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ). On the occasion of the anniversary year, the…

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07. December 2021

New Diabetes Research Building in Düsseldorf

A “Translational science building for CARDiovascular research in DIABetes”, called CARDDIAB, is currently being built at Düsseldorf University…

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03. December 2021

Munich: Open Position for a Scientist

The DZD partner Helmholtz Munich has a vacancy for a scientist in the Metabolism-Energy Metabolism Laboratory.

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02. December 2021

DZD Speaker Andreas Birkenfeld in the Medicine Podcast 'abhoeren'

In recent years, the understanding of the disease diabetes mellitus has improved significantly - so there are not only new insights into the…

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01. December 2021

Graphie Award 2021 for HealthECCO: Graphs4Good

Neo4j, the world's leading graph platform, presented a Graphie Award in the Innovation category to the HealthECCO project. Under the umbrella of…

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01. December 2021

Perspectives on the Future of Diabetes Research

The 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin is a milestone in diabetes research and insulin continues to be a lifesaver for many people. At the…

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29. November 2021

Young Talents and Renowned Diabetes Researchers in Exchange

At the DZD Diabetes Research School of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) international diabetes experts informed more than 250 young…

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26. November 2021

World Diabetes Day 2021: German Diabetes Center Calls on Policymakers to Take Action

This year marked the 30th anniversary of World Diabetes Day. In the course of this event, not only was a health market opened in Düsseldorf with…

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22. November 2021

New Link between Diet, Intestinal Stem Cells and Disease Discovered

Obesity, diabetes and gastrointestinal cancer are frequently linked to an unhealthy diet. However, the molecular mechanisms responsible for this are…

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17. November 2021

DZD Scientist on Aging Research on ZDF "Volle Kanne"

Prof. Andreas Birkenfeld, head of the DZD partner institution Institute of Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of Helmholtz Zentrum München at…

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15. November 2021

DZD Scientist Receives MTZ® Award 2021

For her research on the influence of the adipokine omentin on the development of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, Dr. Corinna…

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12. November 2021

diabinfo.de Expands its Offering with Additional Content

Just in time for World Diabetes Day, the national diabetes information portal www.diabinfo.de has announced that it has expanded its content offering.…

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11. November 2021

DIfE Highlights at the Turn of the Decade: Biennial Report for 2019/2020 Now Available

How can healthy protein consumption and sustainable protein production be responsibly combined? Can micronutrients in the blood help detect frailty in…

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05. November 2021

DZD Spokesperson Annette Schürmann Honored with DAG Medal

The German Obesity Society (DAG) has awarded the DAG Medal 2021 to Professor Annette Schürmann. With this honor, the DAG recognized her many…

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04. November 2021

Rising Star Award: Distinction for DZD Scientist

The clinical scientist Dr. Zaharia from the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf has investigated a new classification of diabetes into…

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03. November 2021

Insulin in the Brain Influences Dopamine Levels

In the human brain, the hormone insulin also acts on the most important neurotransmitter for the reward system, dopamine. This was shown by…

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28. October 2021

Prediabetes Subtypes: Detect and Reduce Diabetes Risk Early

Type 2 diabetes has many causes. The health consequences of this metabolic disorder and the risk of complications are correspondingly diverse.…

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25. October 2021

DZD Scientist on the Danger of Sweeteners at SWR's Doc Fischer

On the topic of "Sweeteners - how dangerous are they?" SWR also interviewed DZD scientists Prof. Dr. Andreas Birkenfeld and Dr. Reiner Jumpertz von…

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19. October 2021

DZD Board Member Named New Honorary Member of the Hungarian Diabetes Association

For his outstanding scientific achievements, DZD board member Prof. Dr. Michael Roden, scientific director and executive board member of the German…

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18. October 2021

New Issue of the DZG Magazine SYNERGIE on Precision Medicine

The right therapy for the right patient group at the right time - that is what precision medicine makes possible. In the current issue of the DZG…

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15. October 2021

Even Without a Visit to the Doctor: New Non-Clinical Model Reliably Predicts Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Up to now, a reliable risk assessment for cardiovascular diseases has required medical examinations – for example, blood pressure measurement or blood…

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15. October 2021

Award for the DZG Magazine SYNERGIE

The magazine of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) SYNERGIE has won the silver award Berliner Type. The Berliner Type competition honors the…

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11. October 2021

Diabetes Detection with Whole-Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed with a whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. This is shown by a current study by researchers from the…

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30. September 2021

Hamburg Science Prize 2021 for DZD Scientist

The Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg is honouring Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian Theis from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München as a pioneer…

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29. September 2021

New Mechanism Discovered for Improved Insulin Action Following Exercise

Regular physical activity in the form of sports is an important cornerstone of health and well-being. A new study by the German Diabetes Center, a…

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28. September 2021

Open Position in the DZD Head Office

At the head office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, a position in the area of scientific project management is to be filled…

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28. September 2021

DZD Scientist in BR "Gut zu wissen"

Dr. Peter Achenbach of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München speaks as an expert in the TV program "Gut zu wissen" (Good to Know) of the Bavarian…

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13. September 2021

Are Immune Cells Linked to the New Diabetes Subtypes?

With the new classification of diabetes subtypes, diabetology is on the path to precision medicine. Nevertheless, many areas remain unexplored. For…

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03. September 2021

DZD Annual Report Published: Targeted Promotion of Young Talent

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has published its 2020 Annual Report. On 64 pages, the DZD not only presents current figures, data, and…

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03. September 2021

DZD Scientist Receives Isil Berat Barlan Award

Prof. Dr. Carolin Daniel of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München receives the 'Isil Berat Barlan Award for Women Scholars in Immunology'.

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02. September 2021

DIfE Inaugurates New Research Building

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE), a partner in the DZD, inaugurated its new research building with a festive ceremony…

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27. August 2021

The Digital Event: Düsseldorf Diabetes Day 2021

New diabetes classifications, diabetes technologies, nutrition and exercise, secondary diseases as well as new developments in diabetes management and…

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24. August 2021

Application Now Open for International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes (IHRS) has opened its call for international doctoral positions in diabetes research.

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20. August 2021

Translational research excellence at the DZD Diabetes Research School 2021

The 9th DZD Diabetes Research School (DRS) of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) will take place on four dates in the first two weeks of…

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19. August 2021

DDH-M and DDF Cooperate on Certain Projects and Events

The two diabetes self-help associations DDH-M and DDF met on August 12, 2021 in Erfurt to discuss the intensification of further cooperation. In the…

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09. August 2021

Diabetes among U.S. Children and Teens: Sharp Increase Predicted for 2060

A comprehensive study by the DDZ has examined the increase in type 1 and type 2 dia-betes in children and adolescents in the United States. The…

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06. August 2021

detektor.fm Podcast with DZD Researchers

Prof. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler and Prof. Heiko Lickert from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München report on the latest findings in diabetes…

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05. August 2021

Comenius EduMedia Medal for "Fit in Gesundheitsfragen"

The project team "Fit in Gesundheitsfragen" of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has received an award for its e-learning modules on diabetes.…

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02. August 2021

Insulin Directly Regulates the Circadian Clock in Adipose Tissue

Eating at the wrong time of day disrupts our circadian rhythm and increases the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The team led by PD Dr. Olga…

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28. July 2021

100 Years of Insulin: DZD Scientsist in BR 'Gesundheit'

Insulin was discovered 100 years ago. The Bavarian TV (BR) reports about this topic in the program "Gesundheit!" (Health) - with the participation of…

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27. July 2021

100 Years of Insulin: The TV Program 'W wie Wissen' Presents Current Research Achievements of the DZD

100 years ago, the two Canadian physicians Frederick Banting and Charles Best succeeded for the first time in isolating the hormone insulin from the…

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27. July 2021

100 Years of Insulin: diabinfo.de on Diabetes Therapies Worldwide

Exactly 100 years ago, on July 27th, 1921, two physicians succeeded in isolating insulin. Since then, numerous people with diabetes have had access to…

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26. July 2021

Gestational Diabetes: HbA1c Measurement Cannot Replace the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test for Diagnosis

The determination of the HbA1c value is not suitable for detecting gestational diabetes. This was the result of a study by the German Center for…

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13. July 2021

Revealing the Mystery Behind the Threat of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Researchers revealed how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can develop into a life-threatening complication. Their discovery will accelerate the…

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07. July 2021

Successful Evaluation of the DDZ by the Leibniz Association

Following the evaluation, the Senate of the Leibniz Association recommended the continued funding of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ). The…

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05. July 2021

Potsdam: Open Position at the DIfE

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has an immediate vacancy for a W3 professorship for Epidemiology

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30. June 2021

New Study Reveals Heterogeneous Beta Cell Trajectories toward Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) defines a cluster of complex pathological states characterized by persistent hyperglycemia, often leading to cardiovascular…

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29. June 2021

"100 Years of Insulin" - Anniversary Event of DiabetesDE – Deutsche Diabetes-Hilfe

On July 24, DiabetesDE - Deutsche Diabetes-Hilfe commemorates the discovery of insulin 100 years ago with a festive event. The digital patient event…

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28. June 2021

With or Without Diabetes: AGEs Are Risk Factors for Vascular Stiffness

Stiffened and narrowed arteries increase the risk of cardiovascular disease – the most common cause of death in Germany. A new epidemiological study…

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16. June 2021

More Knowledge for a Healthier Society

For the past decade, the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has been committed to improving health information and health literacy with its…

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15. June 2021

Innovation in Drug Development: Morphinan Compounds Without Risk of Addiction

The modification of an active ingredient found in cough suppressants not only offers the chance of a new drug on the market, but also the possibility…

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11. June 2021

HMGU-LMU-TUM collaboration won a grant within the DFG Call “Sequencing Costs in Projects”

A collaboration between the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU) and Technical University Munich…

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08. June 2021

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: BZgA Theme Week on Twitter

This week the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) is placing a thematic focus on the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Daily tweets on Twitter…

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31. May 2021

NutriAct: Successful Cooperation between Industry and Science across State Borders

NutriAct, the nutrition research competence cluster established in the Berlin/Potsdam region, presented its successful cooperation between science and…

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31. May 2021

Andreas Fritsche Elected Vice President of the German Diabetes Association

The German Diabetes Association (DDG) has a new leadership. The new president of the DDG is Professor Andreas Neu, MD. The DZD scientist Professor…

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20. May 2021

Professor Matthias Tschöp Receives Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine

Prof. Matthias Tschöp, Scientific CEO of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München, will be awarded the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine. The prize is…

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12. May 2021

Federal Minister Karliczek Opened Helmholtz Diabetes Conference

Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek opened the 8th Helmholtz Diabetes Conference (May 10-12) on Monday. At the international…

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05. May 2021

Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis Receives the Highest Award of the German Diabetes Association

The 2021 Paul Langerhans Medal goes to Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis. The German Diabetes Association (DDG) thus honors his…

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05. May 2021

DZD Researchers to be Honored at the DDG Diabetes Congress

During its virtual congress (May 12-15, 2021), the German Diabetes Association (DDG) will honor several scientists from the German Center for Diabetes…

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04. May 2021

DZD at the Diabetes Congress: New Approaches to Precision Diabetes Therapy and Prevention

Under the motto "Precision Medicine - a Journey into the Future of Diabetology", the 55th Annual Meeting of the German Diabetes Association (DDG) will…

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03. May 2021

International Helmholtz Diabetes Conference

The DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München is hosting the 8th Helmholtz Diabetes Conference, May 10-12, 2021. Internationally leading scientists in…

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28. April 2021

Risk Factors for a Severe Course of COVID-19 in People with Diabetes

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing a severe course of COVID-19 compared to people without diabetes. The question to be answered…

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27. April 2021

diabinfo.de: Open Position in the Editorial Office

A position is available in the editorial office of the national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de in Munich, Germany, as soon as possible. A…

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27. April 2021

Open (Bio-)Informatics Position in the DZD Head Office

At the Head Office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, a position in informatics or bioinformatics is to be filled as soon as…

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27. April 2021

Open Position in the DZD Head Office

At the head office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, a half-day position in the area of scientific project management is to…

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26. April 2021

DZD Researcher Robert Wagner Honored with Prevention Award

Not everyone who has pre-diabetes with elevated blood glucose levels will go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Robert Wagner of the DZD partner Medical…

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15. April 2021

DZD Scientist at MDR 'aktuell' About Children and Corona

Dr. Markus Hippich from the Institute of Diabetes Research of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München reports on new results of the FR1da study in a…

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14. April 2021

Round Table on Nutrition in Type 2 Diabetes Ends Without Results

Research at the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) must be further intensified and a ban on advertising for unhealthy children's food should be…

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08. April 2021

Children and Corona: Study Detects More Infections than Reported Cases During the Second Wave in Germany

A study by DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München concludes that during the second Corona wave, three to four times more children in Bavaria, Germany…

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08. April 2021

Novel Diabetes Subgroups Show Differences in Biomarkers of Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is increasingly a focus of research. A recent study by DZD researchers has now identified differences in indicators of…

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31. March 2021

New Approach for the Development of a Drug Treatment for Obesity and the Resulting Diseases

The protein Asc-1 regulates whether fat-burning beige or fat-storing white adipocytes are formed, which can have an impact on the development of…

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19. March 2021

Karl Oberdisse Award for DZD Scientist

Elric Zweck from the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf received this year's Karl Oberdisse Award. He was honored for his work showing…

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04. March 2021

High Award for Prof. Matthias Tschöp

The German Society for Endocrinology (DGE) awarded its highest honor, the Berthold Medal, this year to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Tschöp. He is…

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03. March 2021

Hans Adolf Krebs Prize Awarded to DZD Scientist

Yanislava Karusheva, MD, from the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf, is this year's recipient of the Hans Adolf Krebs Award. This was…

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24. February 2021

“Muscle Physiology and Metabolism” at DIfE

A new junior research group "Muscle Physiology and Metabolism" is headed by Dr. Maximilian Kleinert, who joined the DZD partner German Institute of…

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16. February 2021

Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in Children: New Clinical Study

Type 1 diabetes is the most common metabolic disease in children and adolescents worldwide. It can be particularly dangerous as often there is no…

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15. February 2021

DZD Scientist on MDR 'exakt' About Children and Corona

On the MDR-Television broadcast 'exakt', Prof. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München reports on her study in which…

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10. February 2021

diabinfo in Dialogue: Interactive Patient Forum on Diabetes

The first digital patient forum 'diabinfo in Dialogue' on February 6 addressed the new diabetes type classification and gave personal insights into…

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10. February 2021

New Targets for the Development of a Drug Treatment for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

The GIP receptor in the central nervous system plays a crucial role in the regulation of body weight and food intake. This is shown by a recent study…

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09. February 2021

DZD Scientist Receives the 2021 Research Award from Heinz Bürger-Büsing Foundation

Prof. Carolin Daniel from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München is the winner of the 2021 Research Prize of the Heinz Bürger-Büsing Foundation for…

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05. February 2021

diabinfo.de: ‘Fit in Health Matters’ Receives Award

The "Fit in Health Matters" offering for teachers, which is provided by the national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de, has won the special…

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04. February 2021

PD Dr. Julia Szendrödi Appointed W3 Professor at the University of Heidelberg

For the past seven years, DZD scientist PD Dr. Julia Szendrödi has headed the Clinical Study Center at the German Diabetes Center. Now she has…

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01. February 2021

Digital Patient Forum: diabinfo in Dialog

The national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de invites to a direct exchange with experts of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in an…

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28. January 2021

New Study Reveals Link Between Air Pollutants, Obesity and Neuropathy

In recent years, air pollutants have been suggested as risk factors for diabetes and its – also mostly obesity-associated – comorbidities. Until now,…

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27. January 2021

Scientists Discover a Promising New Target for Diabetes Treatment

Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named inceptor. The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum München, the…

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25. January 2021

Potsdam: Open Position at the DIfE

The DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke has an immediate vacancy for a PhD student in the Department of…

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21. January 2021

The Interconnection of Global Pandemics — Obesity, Impaired Metabolic Health and COVID-19

In a ‘Nature Reviews Endocrinology’ article authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) highlight the interconnection of obesity and…

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20. January 2021

Type 2 Diabetes: New Evidence Underlines the Role of Obesity in Late Complications

Successful weight loss is considered to be an integral part of the therapy for type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, studies keep appearing that question the…

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11. January 2021

Uncovering Basic Mechanisms of Intestinal Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Differentiation Promises New Approaches to Treat Diseases

The gut plays a central role in the regulation of the body’s metabolism and its dysfunction is associated with a variety of diseases, such as obesity,…

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11. January 2021

Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp

The Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is a 4-week virtual research internship program that invites…

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07. January 2021

Survey for diabinfo.de – We Invite You to Participate!

Since the beginning of the year, the national diabetes information portal diabinfo.de, offered by the DZD and other institutions, has been online and…

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04. January 2021

Prediabetes Subtypes Identified

All prediabetes is not the same: in people in the preliminary stages of type 2 diabetes, there are six clearly distinguishable subtypes, which differ…

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21. December 2020

Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year

The German Center for Diabetes Research wishes you merry christmas and a healthy and happy new year.

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11. December 2020

DZD Scientist Receives ERC Grant

Prof. Dr. Paul Pfluger from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. He receives the honor for his…

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10. December 2020

New Study Investigates Effect of Teplizumab on the Maintenance of Insulin Production in the Pancreas in Children and Adolescents Newly Diagnosed with Clinical Type 1 Diabetes

The antibody teplizumab can delay the development of clinical type 1 diabetes in individuals. There have been numerous studies evaluating the efficacy…

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07. December 2020

Sugar – More Than Just “Empty Calories”? New Study Provides Insights

Dr. Sabrina Schlesinger and her team at the DZD partner German Diabetes Center have conducted a mediation analysis to specify the total association of…

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04. December 2020

Stephan Weiland Award 2020 for DZD Scientist

The young scientist Manuela Neuenschwander from the DZD partner German Diabetes Center was named first place winner of the Stephan Weiland Award 2020…

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27. November 2020

One Million Euros for Research on the Brain and Nutritional Behavior

How our brain functions in adulthood can already be influenced by environmental factors during pregnancy. Besides known influencing factors such as…

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23. November 2020

Open Position in the DZD Head Office

At the head office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, a half-day position in the area of scientific project management is to…

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13. November 2020

“I can see it in your eyes”: Novel Deep Learning Method Enables Clinic-Ready Automated Screening for Diabetes-Related Eye Disease

Researchers at the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München together with LMU University Eye Hospital Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM)…

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10. November 2020

DZD and diabinfo.de at the Virtual World Diabetes Day

This year the World Diabetes Day event (November 14th) will take place online. Starting at 10 a.m. at www.weltdiabetestag.de, the program will include…

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10. November 2020

DZD Annual Report Published

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has published its 2019 Annual Report. On 68 pages, the DZD not only presents current figures, data, and…

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09. November 2020

Knowledge about Diabetes Keeps you Healthy – Expansion of the National Diabetes Information Portal www.diabinfo.de Goes into the Second Round

A good six months after the launch of the national diabetes information portal www.diabinfo.de, many thousands of people are already using the…

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05. November 2020

DZD Experts at the DDG Autumn Conference

Numerous DZD researchers are leading symposia at the DDG's 2020 virtual diabetes autumn conference (November 6-8) or are active as speakers. Topics…

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05. November 2020

World Diabetes Day on November 14: New Information Offerings on www.diabinfo.de

Around seven million people in Germany have diabetes mellitus. In 2040, up to 12 million people could be affected by type 2 diabetes. The disease…

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04. November 2020

DZD with the Leading Theme "News from Diabetes Research" in "The Diabetologist"

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presents current results from diabetes research in the new issue of the journal "Der Diabetologe".…

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04. November 2020

DZD Researchers at ARD-Alpha in "Schwanke meets Science"

The DZD experts Prof. Anette-G. Ziegler and Prof. Stephan Herzig will report on the "world disease diabetes" in the ARD alpha series "Schwanke meets…

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04. November 2020

Potsdam: Open Positions at the DIfE

At the DZD partner German Institute for Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke, various scientific positions are to be filled as of 01.01.2021.…

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03. November 2020

Virtual DZD Diabetes Research School (DRS): International Diabetes Experts in Online Lecture Series for Talented Young Researchers

More than 100 young diabetes researchers from all over the world took part in the virtual DZD Diabetes Research School (DRS) this autumn. In the…

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30. October 2020

More Infections than Reported: New Study Demonstrates Importance of Large-Scale SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Screenings

A new study lead by DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München indicates a six-fold higher SARS-CoV-2 exposure rate among children in Bavaria, Germany,…

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26. October 2020

SMS Initiative Receives Award for Special Commitment

The SMS initiative was awarded 2nd prize in the Charity Awards 2020 sponsored by Springer Medizin. With the Charity Award, Springer Medizin honors…

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12. October 2020

Potsdam: Open Positions for PhD Student and Postdocs

At the DZD partner German Institute for Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam-Rehbrücke, various scientific positions are to be filled as of 01.01.2021.…

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29. September 2020

Experts from the Fields of Diabetology and Endocrinology Call for More Capacities in Training and Continuing Education

On July 3, 2020, the German Bundestag adopted the National Diabetes Strategy with the aim of achieving a lasting improvement in patient care and…

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29. September 2020

Initial Results of the Life & Covid Study: Overweight and Obesity May Be Key Lifestyle Factors for a Severe Course of Covid-19

The online study Life & Covid investigates the influence of various lifestyle factors on the severity of Covid-19 disease. Severe disease courses are…

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24. September 2020

DZD Researchers on the Subject of Abdominal Fat in BR Television

Why is visceral abdominal fat so dangerous to health? And what helps against it? In its "Health" program, the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation…

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23. September 2020

Prize for DZD Scientist Jens Brüning

Professor Jens Brüning, director of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne and associated partner in the German Center for…

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23. September 2020

Award for Young DZD Scientist

Dr. Natalie Krahmer of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has received a Future Leaders Award from the European Foundation for the Study of…

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18. September 2020

Ernst Schering Prize for DZD Scientist Jens Brüning

The Ernst Schering Foundation honors Jens Claus Brüning with the Ernst Schering Prize 2020. The physician and metabolism researcher receives the prize…

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10. September 2020

Epigenetic Changes Precede Onset of Diabetes

Epigenetic* changes in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas can be detected in patients several years before the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes…

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08. September 2020

DZD Scientists in BR Abendschau on Diabetes Remission

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed? Under the title "Hope for Diabetics" the Abendschau of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation reported on a case…

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04. September 2020

High Quality Lecturers at the 8th DZD Diabetes Research School

For the first time, the DZD Diabetes Research School (DRS) of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) will take place as a free online seminar…

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04. September 2020

New Funding for Pioneering Health Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München

The DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München wins four so-called ERC Starting Grants for young researchers in the new financing round of the European…

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04. September 2020

Effect of Corona Lockdown on Type 1 Diabetes Incidence in Children and Adolescents Investigated

How did the incidence rate develop during the lockdown with regard to stress factors on the one hand but generally less potential exposure to various…

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26. August 2020

New Website of the SMS Initiative with Interactive Elements

An increasing number of children are at heightened risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes due to poor…

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25. August 2020

DZD Scientist at Deutschlandfunk on Obesity Research

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp informed about new developments in obesity research in the 'Deutschlandfunk' radio station.

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21. August 2020

A Gatekeeper Against Insulin Resistance in the Brain

The brain plays a major role in controlling our blood glucose levels. In type 2 diabetics this glucose metabolism brain control is often…

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18. August 2020

Risk of Diabetes Complications Increases with Elevated Levels of NT-proBNP

Healthy people – especially women – with elevated levels of the heart failure marker NT-proBNP have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.…

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10. August 2020

How Protein Protects against Fatty Liver

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease in the world, with sometimes life-threatening consequences. A high-protein,…

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24. July 2020

Podcasts on diabinfo.de: “Prevent Diabetes” Series Starts with an Episode about Healthy Eating

This week the diabinfo.de diabetes information portal has launched a series of podcasts under the sub-portal “Prevent Diabetes” on popular podcast…

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23. July 2020

DZD Scientist in TK Podcast

In the episode "Diabetes: It is more complicated than we thought", the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) health insurance company interviewed DZD scientist…

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21. July 2020

Increase in Ketoacidosis in Children and Adolescents during the Corona Crisis

What impact was observed on the number of cases of ketoacidosis in young people with newly diagnosed diabetes during the first two months of the COVID…

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08. July 2020

Diabetes Expert Appointed EMBO Member

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp, CEO of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München, has been elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization…

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24. June 2020

Why and to what Extent a Large Hip Protects from Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases

In a ‘Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology’ article Norbert Stefan from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), the University Hospital of Tübingen…

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19. June 2020

DZD Scientist in BR Gesundheit! EXTRA

Blood samples from the Fr1da study for the early detection of type 1 diabetes in children are now also tested for antibodies against the corona virus…

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10. June 2020

Questions and Answers about Nutrition and Immune Defense, also in Relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic

How does what we eat and drink affect our immune system? Can certain vitamins or minerals strengthen our immune system? What needs to be considered in…

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28. May 2020

DZD Awards 2019 presented

The DZD Awards are presented annually to ten researchers who are at the beginning of their careers. This internal award of the German Center for…

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25. May 2020

DZD Researchers Honored for Outstanding Work in Diabetes Research

The German Diabetes Association (DDG) is honoring several researchers of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) with awards for their…

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25. May 2020

Inspiring Children to Lead an Active Lifestyle

Elementary school students in Düsseldorf are encouraged to lead an active lifestyle within the framework of the SMS initiative "SMS. Be smart. Join…

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22. May 2020

DZD Scientist Awarded with 2020 Early Career Research Prize in Vaccinology R&D

Prof. Dr. Carolin Daniel from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München is the winner of the 'IUIS Early Career Research Prize in Vaccinology R&D'.…

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20. May 2020

Online Study: How Does Lifestyle Affect the Course of Covid-19?

A new online study LIFE & COVID on the topic of lifestyle and Covid-19 has been launched by the Diabetes Study Center of the university hospital of…

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18. May 2020

Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic and Major Diseases at the Same Time: A Balancing Act for Biomedical Scientists

Researchers, politicians and funding bodies find themselves in front of a unique situation and enormous challenge: The mounting pressure to accelerate…

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18. May 2020

Additional Genetic Cause for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Discovered

In Germany about 18 million people suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. The causes of this disease are manifold and include environmental as well as…

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14. May 2020

New Signaling Mechanism to Boost Metabolism Discovered

Scientists at DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered a new signaling mechanism for the regulation of energy metabolism in brown adipose…

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11. May 2020

Berlin/Potsdam: Open Professorships

Within the framework of a joint appointment of the DZD partner Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE) and Charité -…

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07. May 2020

Coronavirus SARS-COV-2: Research Activities of the DZD

Researchers around the world are working to learn more about the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the course of the disease Covid-19. In…

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28. April 2020

Practical Recommendations for the Management of Diabetes in Patients with COVID-19

Depending on the global region, 20–50% of patients in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had diabetes. An international panel of experts…

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27. April 2020

DZD Multicenter Studies Can be Continued Under Certain Conditions

The general interruption of the clinical studies of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) as part of the precautionary measures relating to…

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27. April 2020

Beta Cells from Stem Cells: Potential for Cell Replacement Therapy

The loss of insulin-secreting beta cells by autoimmune destruction leads to type 1 diabetes. Clinical islet cell transplantation has the potential to…

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24. April 2020

Summary of preliminary Data about Obesity and Severity of COVID-19

In a 'Nature Reviews Endocrinology' “Comment” authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), the Boston Children’s Hospital and the…

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24. April 2020

Brain Insulin Sensitivity Determines Body Weight and Fat Distribution

Just where fat is deposited in the body and to what degree a person may benefit from a lifestyle intervention depends, among other things, on how…

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15. April 2020

New Issue of the DZG Magazine 'SYNERGIE': Diagnosing the Disease

Faster, safer and less invasive: researchers at the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) are working on ever better diagnostics of widespread…

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30. March 2020

DZD Scientists on 3Sat in "Healthy through fasting"

The effects of interval fasting on the course of diseases are explained by Prof. Dr. Stephan Herzig, Director of the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer…

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24. March 2020

SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and Diabetes

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the number of cases of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is continuing to rise. In about 80 percent of the…

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23. March 2020

Important Announcement: DZD Head Office Still Ready to Help

The staff members of the head office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) are currently teleworking, i.e. working from home. All staff…

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17. March 2020

DZD Multicenter Studies Pause during Coronavirus Measures

To protect all people involved and to support the nationwide precautionary measures to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the clinical study…

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16. March 2020

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: What Precautions Should People with Diabetes Take?

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections are currently steadily increasing in Germany and worldwide.…

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27. February 2020

DZD Scientist in SWR "betrifft" About Losing Weight

Prof. Dr. Andreas Fritsche from the DZD partner institute in Tübingen explains in the television programme "betrifft: Abnehmen und schlank bleiben -…

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24. February 2020

New Junior Research Group “Neurocircuit Development and Function" at DIfE

Neuroscientist, Dr. Rachel Lippert, has taken over the leadership of the newly created Junior Research Group “Neurocircuit Development and Function”…

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20. February 2020

New Drug Combination Restores Beta Cell Function in Animal Model: Potential for Diabetes Remission

The loss of the identity of insulin-secreting beta cells in the islet of Langerhans, a process also called beta cell dedifferentiation, has been…

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14. February 2020

Presentation of New Edition of “Wegweiser Diabetes” – Guide to Offerings for People with Diabetes

In North Rhine-Westphalia there are currently around one million people with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, it is likely that a large number of…

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12. February 2020

Podcast and Video: DZD Scientist on Type 2 Diabetes at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Diabetes researcher Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp, Scientific Director of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München, reports in his lecture at the…

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10. February 2020

The Biggest Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial for Babies Has Passed an Important Milestone

Baby Holly from Svedala in southern Sweden is participant number 520 in the type 1 diabetes prevention trial POInT. One of Europe’s largest type 1…

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07. February 2020

New EU Research Cooperation: Preclinical Development of Novel Peptides for Treatment of Diabetes

At the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a partner in the DZD, new antidiabetic drugs are to be developed in cooperation with three partners from science…

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05. February 2020

IMPC Award for Martin Hrabě de Angelis

Prof. Dr. Martin Hrabě de Angelis, head of the Institute of Experimental Genetics of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München, received the IMPC…

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30. January 2020

DZD Scientist in 'IQ – Wissenschaft und Forschung'

Prof. Dr. Susanna Hofmann, Institute for Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR) of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München, talks in IQ - Science…

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29. January 2020

Type 1 Diabetes: Time to Consider Standard Care Screenings

Researchers at DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München employed the world's first early detection test for type 1 diabetes in a large-scale population…

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24. January 2020

DZDconnect Honored: Dr. Alexander Jarasch Receives bytes4diabetes Award

The DZDconnect project “Graphs to Fight Diabetes“ of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has won a bytes4diabetes Award 2020. The award was…

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24. January 2020

How Surveillance Contributes to the Protection of Public Health

The National Diabetes Surveillance at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) compiles data on diabetes incidence and prevalence in Germany – from the RKI…

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22. January 2020

Jointly Combating Common Diseases: Clinically-Oriented Research on Diabetes, Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases at the 2nd Joint DZG Symposium in Dresden

The second joint symposium of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG), the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), the German Cancer…

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22. January 2020

DZD Scientist Receives Prize for Her Research on Type 1 Diabetes

Professor Carolin Daniel of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has been awarded the 2019 Nils Ilja Richter Prize of the German Autoimmunity…

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20. January 2020

DZD Scientists on HR TV: “Fat Burners – Do Pills Help Reduce Fat?”

Dr. Timo Müller and Dr. Stefan Kabisch of the DZD partners Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Institute of Human Nutrition speak on the program…

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14. January 2020

Dr. Sabine Kahl Awarded Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize

Promotion of young researchers at the DZD partner German Diabetes Center: Dr. Sabine Kahl, scientist at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), has received…

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14. January 2020

DZD Scientists in the 3sat "scobel" Talk Show

Prof. Hubert Preißl from the Institute of Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of Helmholtz Zentrum München at the University of Tübingen was a…

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14. January 2020

DZD Scientists on 3sat on the Subject of Obesity

In the science documentary "Weg mit dem Übergewicht", broadcast on 3sat on 9 January, the DZD scientists Prof. Andreas Pfeiffer (DIfE), Prof. Matthias…

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08. January 2020

Looking at the Good Vibes of Molecules: a New Method for Label-Free Metabolic Imaging

Label-free dynamic detection of biomolecules is a major challenge in live-cell microscopy. The simultaneous visualization of dynamic alterations for…

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20. December 2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The German Center for Diabetes Research wishes you merry christmas and a happy new year.

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20. December 2019

By the Might of a Lash Against Bad Blood Sugar Levels

If the cilia on the pancreatic beta cells do not function properly, glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes develop. In 'Nature Communications', a…

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18. December 2019

Type 1 Diabetes: Researchers Identify New Molecular Target to Prevent Progression of Islet Autoimmunity

Regulatory T cells (Tregs)* prevent excessive immune reactions in healthy people. In the development of autoimmune type 1 diabetes, this protection is…

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11. December 2019

Young DZD researchers receive awards

Sara Pedron, Karl Emmert-Fees, and Dr. Michael Laxy from DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München received awards in various categories at the…

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10. December 2019

Metabolic Benefit of Insoluble Cereal Fiber

Insoluble cereal fiber has a beneficial effect! However, this effect is not the same for every person. As an international research team led by DZD…

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04. December 2019

DIfE Celebrates Topping-Out Ceremony for New Research Building

On December 4th, less than half a year after laying the foundation stone, the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE), a DZD…

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03. December 2019

Lipid Metabolism and Diabetes: In Sync with the Internal Circadian Clock

Depending on the timing of food intake, plasma lipid profiles change and affect insulin sensitivity. This is shown in a study by a research group led…

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02. December 2019

Renowned Obesity Researcher Becomes Director of Helmholtz Institute in Leipzig

As of December 1, 2019, Prof. Dr. Matthias Blüher is the director of the Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG), an…

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29. November 2019

DZD Scientist PD Dr. Julia Szendrödi Receives Award for Habilitation Thesis

To date, the mechanisms of insulin resistance in skeletal muscles and other tissues of type 2 diabetes patients are not completely understood. In her…

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27. November 2019

Leibniz Association Senate Recommends Further Funding for DIfE

Following a positive evaluation, the Leibniz Association Senate recommends further funding for DIfE by the federal and state governments. On November…

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22. November 2019

Diabetology: Deficits in the Promotion of Young Talents – Increasing Demands

Diabetology faces major challenges due to a decrease in the number of chairs in diabetology and increasing numbers of people with diabetes. Professor…

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20. November 2019

World Diabetes Experience Day: Large Crowds at the DZD Stand

Interactive games, expert tips on nutrition, exercise and diabetes, the latest from diabetes research – the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)…

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15. November 2019

Researchers discover a new way in which insulin interacts with its receptor

Since the discovery of insulin nearly 100 years ago, scientists have explored how it interacts with its receptor with the goal of improving the…

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14. November 2019

DZD Scientist in Morning Magazine about Diabetes

As an expert, PD Dr. Julia Szendrödi from the DZD partner Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum in Düsseldorf was a guest on ARD's morning magazine MOMA. She…

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13. November 2019

New DFG Research Training Group to Investigate Early Development of Type 2 Diabetes

What are the molecular mechanisms of the early development of type 2 diabetes? This question will be investigated at the Heinrich Heine University of…

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12. November 2019

Early Detection of Diabetes: Information Event at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in Conjunction with World Diabetes Day 2019

Do you know if your family members have risk factors for diabetes? How can diabetes be prevented and detected early? What can you do if you or a…

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11. November 2019

“LASST UNS ÜBER 1 REDEN“: New Campaign Drives Dialogue on Type 1 Diabetes

Starting November 10, the Institute for Diabetes Research at DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München is carrying out a dialogue campaign titled “LASST…

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08. November 2019

DZD at World Diabetes Day: Risk Test, Interactive Games and Valuable Information from Diabetes Research

November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Numerous activities will take place around this date in order to draw attention to the metabolic disease and its…

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08. November 2019

DZD Professor Jens Brüning awarded Heinrich Wieland Prize 2019

Professor Jens Brüning, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne and Associate Partner of the German Centre for Diabetes…

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07. November 2019

Phone Campaign of the German Center for Health Education: How to Protect against Type 2 Diabetes

How can I determine my diabetes risk? How can I prevent type 2 diabetes? What are the symptoms of a possible disease? These and other questions will…

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06. November 2019

Active Throughout Life: Fun Exercise with PFIFF

Regular exercise can be so easy. In order to give children a further incentive for an active lifestyle, the SMS initiative of the DZD partner German…

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06. November 2019

What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

For the first time, a study led by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) shows how glucocorticoid…

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25. October 2019

Helmholtz Zentrum München allies with Eli Lilly and Company to discover new targets for pancreatic beta cell regeneration in the treatment of diabetes

The Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research at the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München and the global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and…

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18. October 2019

DZD scientist among the Sanofi iAward winners again

Dr. Christian Herder from the DZD partner Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum in Düsseldorf is one of the scientists to receive a Sanofi iAward in 2019. He was…

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15. October 2019

Prof. Andreas Birkenfeld is the New Head of the DZD partner institution in Tübingen

Since October 1, the Institute of Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Tübingen is headed by Prof. Dr.…

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15. October 2019

Study on early detection of type 1 diabetes reaches milestone and continues

The Institute of Diabetes Research of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has now registered 100,000 participants in the Bavarian study "Fr1da"…

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14. October 2019

Discovery of potential novel therapeutic target for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

One of the key comorbidities of type-2-diabetes is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). With an increasing prevalence worldwide and no treatment…

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11. October 2019

Helmholtz Zentrum München Highly Successful in Diabetes Research Publications

Munich is the hotspot for the most cited minds in the field of diabetes research, as is shown by the citation comparison of the journal…

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01. October 2019

Open Positions for PhD Students at the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes is offering up to four PhD positions at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center, three year employment…

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19. September 2019

Hans-Hench PhD Award for DZD scientist Isabelle Serr

Dr. Isabelle Serr from the Institute for Diabetes Research (IDF) at the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München was awarded the Hans-Hench Doctoral…

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09. September 2019

With Diabetes throughout Life: Large Crowd of Visitors at the 17th Diabetes Day in Düsseldorf

Intensive discussions with experts on topics such as diabetes in childhood and adolescence, secondary diseases and diabetes care: The 17th Düsseldorf…

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05. September 2019

Activated insulin receptor adorns title page of "BIOspektrum”

Almost 100 years after the discovery of insulin, a German-American research team, including DZD scientists, published how exactly the hormone…

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04. September 2019

Helmholtz Zentrum München boosts excellence in research

On September 3, the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München celebrated two milestones. Themed “Building the Future of Health” the inauguration of the…

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03. September 2019

Diabetes Health Parcours: Get Informed and Active at the 17th Düsseldorf Diabetes Day

Hand grip strength test, running analysis, nutrition consultation: On Saturday, September 7, 2019, a varied program awaits visitors to the 17th…

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29. August 2019

10 Years DZD - the Video to the Anniversary

The German Centre for Diabetes Research (DZD) celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2019. During the ceremony in Berlin with companions from…

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22. August 2019

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: Can Diabetes Risk Be Lowered by Consuming Whole Grain Products?

Numerous studies have shown that dietary behavior plays a role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. In an umbrella review, scientists at the DZD…

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12. August 2019

Fresh Off the Press: DIfE Biennial Report in Magazine Look

With new sections, bright colors and a lively layout, the just published Biennial Report 2017/2018 of the DZD partner German Institute of Human…

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06. August 2019

A New Diabetes Classification? Subgroups of Type 2 Diabetes have Specific Risk of Diabetes-Associated Diseases such as Fatty Liver and Neuropathy

The traditional classification of diabetes, mainly in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, has been challenged by studies from Scandinavia. In the current…

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05. August 2019

100,000 babies screened for increased type 1 diabetes risk in Freder1k Study

It is a major milestone for one of Europe’s biggest health research cooperations: The international platform GPPAD (“The Global Platform for the…

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01. August 2019

Three Years of Pea Noodles and Canola Oil – What is the Effect?

Plenty of plant proteins, healthy fats and fiber – for three years Michael Nowak * followed a plant-based dietary pattern and came for regular tests…

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25. July 2019

Preventing Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence: Prize for the "FreizeitFit4Kids" Prevention Program of RIN Diabetes

As part of the "FreizeitFit4Kids" project, RIN Diabetes of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) together with the Düsseldorf Youth Welfare…

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11. July 2019

DZD Board Member Hrabě de Angelis to Become a Member of the Leopoldina

Prof. Dr. Martin Hrabě de Angelis has become a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina for his services to metabolic genetics. The…

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03. July 2019

Promising Approach: Prevent Diabetes with Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is known to improve sensitivity to the blood glucose-lowering hormone insulin and to protect against fatty liver. DZD scientists…

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28. June 2019

DZD Celebrates 10 Years of Successful Activities in the Fight against Diabetes

On June 24, 2019, 10 years to the day since the signing of the founding documents, the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) celebrated its…

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25. June 2019

Skipping Meat on Occasion May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

People who eat less live longer and healthier lives – many studies point out the positive effect of (intermittent) fasting. However, besides calorie…

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24. June 2019

10 Years DZD: Working to Achieve Precise Treatment and Prevention Strategies for Diabetes

The DZD was founded ten years ago, on June 24, 2009, upon the initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. More than 400…

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19. June 2019

New drug reduces risk of death in patients with type 2 diabetes

In Germany, about one in ten people suffer from diabetes. Diabetes patients still die two to three times more frequently from cardiovascular diseases…

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17. June 2019

Science instead of pillow fight - 17th Long Night of the Sciences Dresden

Jointly marveling, researching, laughing, experimenting and communicating. 39,000 visitors at 700 events in Dresden's scientific institutes, that was…

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12. June 2019

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony at DIfE for New Research Building

On June 11, 2019 Dr. Birgit Schröder-Smeibidl and Professor Tilman Grune, together with Carsten Feller, head of the Department of Science and Research…

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06. June 2019

The DDZ Opens New Center of Competence for Innovative Diabetes Therapy (KomIT) Comprised of Eight Partners

In a festive ceremony, the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) officially opened its new Competence Center for Innovative Diabetes Therapy (KomIT), a…

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03. June 2019

Paul Langerhans Institut Dresden at the 11. REWE Team Challenge

Huge, loud, highly emotional. The eleventh edition of the REWE Team Challenge has set new standards with an incredible 25,000 participants - more than…

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31. May 2019

DZD Researchers Honored at the 2019 Diabetes Congress

The German Diabetes Society (DDG) honors several researchers of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) at its congress in Berlin (May 28th to…

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27. May 2019

Innovative Diabetes Research for Future Care

Currently, about seven million people in Germany suffer from diabetes. The incidence is rising rapidly: By 2040, the number of people with diabetes is…

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21. May 2019

Diabetes Congress 2019: “Diabetes – Not Only a Question of Type”

Under the motto "Diabetes – Not Only a Question of Type", the latest developments in diabetes research and treatment will be discussed at the Diabetes…

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21. May 2019

6th Diabetes Patient Day: Strong visitor response

Along with current knowledge from medicine and research, high-level speakers at the Diabetes Patient Day presented tips and help for daily life with…

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16. May 2019

Diabetes Prevention: Football Training with a Focus on Kinesiology

The participating children of the SMS initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center completed a training session with the football trainer and…

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13. May 2019

Potsdam Science Day – Diabetes Research at DIfE

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE), partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), took part in the Potsdam…

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10. May 2019

Ulm: Open Position in Epidemiology and Medical Biometry

At the University of Ulm, in the Institute for Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Department ZIBMT, there is a part-time/doctoral and habilitation…

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09. May 2019

Düsseldorf: Open Postdoc Position

The Institute for Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf is looking for a Post-doctoral…

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30. April 2019

DZG at DGIM: Research for People's Health

A focus of this year's 125th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM) on May 4-7 in Wiesbaden will be on the German Centers…

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08. April 2019

For Diabetes Experts of Tomorrow: 1st Diabetes Day in Aachen

The first Diabetes Day in Aachen at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) on April 5th was aimed at students of medicine, biology…

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08. April 2019

Food preferences firmly in view

The gaze of another influences food choice. Thus, a food gains greater value when previously viewed by another person. This has been discovered by a…

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03. April 2019

"Our Medicine is Research"

The aim of SYNERGIE, the new magazine published jointly by the German Centers of Health Research (DZG,) is to present modern medical research and…

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29. March 2019

First Time: Orally Available GLP-1 Agonist More Effective than DPP-IV Inhibitor

With the participation of researchers from the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID), partner at the German Center for Diabetes Research, a GLP-1…

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28. March 2019

Potsdam: Open Position for Junior Research Group Leader

For the field of cognitive control of eating behavior and food intake, the DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke has a…

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27. March 2019

Diabetes Prevention: Moving More Together

The children of the SMS initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center train at the Düsseldorf Sports Club 1899.

 

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25. March 2019

Soyoung Q Park Heads New Department of Decision Neuroscience at DIfE

The psychologist and brain researcher Soyoung Q Park has accepted the joint appointment to a W3 professorship of the DZD partner, the German Institute…

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22. March 2019

Heidelberg: Open Position at DZD Studies Outpatient Clinic

The DZD studies outpatient clinic at the Centre for Internal Medicine in the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Chemistry at the…

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21. March 2019

The Basics for a Balanced Diet

The children taking part in the SMS initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center completed their nutrition pilot license on the occasion of…

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19. March 2019

GNC Study Center Berlin-South/Brandenburg Welcomes 10,000th Study Participant

With the 10,000th participant, Germany’s largest health study, the German National Cohort Health Study (GNC, German abbreviation: NAKO), is now also…

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14. March 2019

New Method for Molecular Profiling of Adipose Tissue

The Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden, a partner of the DZD, and the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus joined their forces with Lipotype GmbH and…

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13. March 2019

Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes: Study Center Opened

In the presence of Dr. Melanie Huml, Bavarian State Minister for Health and Care, the Institute of Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München,…

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13. March 2019

Munich: Open Position for PhD in Metabolism

The Institute of Experimental Genetics (IEG) at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the DZD, has an open position to fill for a PhD scientist in…

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12. March 2019

Insulin: Protective Adaptive Mechanism in the Brain

Insulin helps neurons produce a specific class of proteins that are important for brain health. This is the result of a study in mice by DZD…

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05. March 2019

International Cooperation also for Young Scientists

The Swedish University of Lund, a cooperation partner of the DZD, is holding a postgraduate course in diabetes research at the end of March. A broad…

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05. March 2019

Two Open Positions in the DZD Head Office

At the Head Office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, two positions as scientific biobank manager and scientific project…

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04. March 2019

Inspiring Children: SMS is Cooking with PFIFF

As part of the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.”, elementary schoolchildren learn that a balanced diet is a key prerequisite for the…

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19. February 2019

New Competence Center for Innovative Diabetes Therapy (KomIT) Funded by NRW and EU

Over the next three years, a new competence center will be established at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) with funds from the state of North…

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19. February 2019

Together Against Common Diseases: Clinical-Oriented Research on Cancer, Diabetes and Neurodegenerative Diseases

On Tuesday February 12th, 2019, the three German Centers for Health Research (DZG) located in Dresden, the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden of the…

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14. February 2019

The Lypla1 Gene Impacts Obesity in a Sex-Specific Manner

Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person’s sex. An international research…

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07. February 2019

Number of People with Type 2 Diabetes Projected to Increase to 12 Million in Germany by 2040

Currently, depending on the respective estimate, at least 7.2 percent of the population in Germany have diabetes, most of them type 2 diabetes. The…

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06. February 2019

Active Start to a Healthy Life

Düsseldorf's largest sports club, the SFD '75, supports the initiative "SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit" in the fight against lifestyle-related…

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06. February 2019

Genetic Variant Associated with Improved Glycemic Response to Metformin

Many individuals with type 2 diabetes take the diabetes drug metformin to improve their blood glucose levels. A team of scientists at the DZD partner…

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05. February 2019

A Fun Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle

At PreSchoolSports, the children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.” can try out a wide range of sports activities.

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01. February 2019

Diabetes Guide for the Düsseldorf Region: Up-to-Date Information

It is often not easy for people with diabetes to find information about relevant offerings and services in their vicinity. The Regional Innovation…

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31. January 2019

Identity Crisis of Satiety Neurons Leads to Obesity

Obesity − as research in the past decade has shown − is first and foremost a brain disease. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the…

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30. January 2019

DZD Researcher Fritsche in the SWR Documentation "Droge Zucker" (Drug Sugar)

DZD researcher Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Fritsche explained the effects of high sugar consumption on unborn children in the SWR documentation series…

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29. January 2019

DZD Scientist Awarded Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize

Oana-Patricia Zaharia, a young scientist at the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) has been awarded the Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize 2018. In…

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25. January 2019

Helmholtz Scientists Identify the Causes of Cortisone Induced Side Effects

Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the…

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18. January 2019

DZD Scientists in 3sat on the Topic of "Fasting"

"Healthy through fasting" is the theme of a current documentary on 3sat. Prof. Dr. Stephan Herzig, scientific director of the DZD partner Helmholtz…

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19. December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The German Center for Diabetes Research wishes you merry christmas and a happy new year.

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05. December 2018

New Center for Research, Teaching and Therapy under Construction in Dresden

Experts in internal medicine, endocrinology, immunology, surgery, transplantation medicine, cell biology and materials science will jointly develop…

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03. December 2018

Dr. Theresia Gutmann Awarded with GBM Innovation Award for Young Scientists

During the 22nd Joint Meeting of the Signal Transduction Society and the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) in Weimar, Dr. Theresia…

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28. November 2018

Association of Area Deprivation and Regional Disparities in the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

How the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes is treated also depends on where the patients live in Germany. In socio-economically weaker regions,…

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26. November 2018

Open Position: Full Professor (W3) of Diabetology, Endocrinology, Nephrology

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a position as a Full Professor (W3) of Diabetology, Endocrinology,…

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26. November 2018

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany awarded to Prof. Stefan R. Bornstein

With this award, the Federal Government honored his scientific and social commitment to the community.

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19. November 2018

Diabetes Health Day in Tübingen

Tübingen University Hospital is organizing a Diabetes Health Day event on November 22nd at 7 p.m. in cooperation with the Tagblatt. In the Sparkassen…

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12. November 2018

World Diabetes Day 2018: 6 Facts to Know about Diabetes

In Germany, more people die of diabetes and its sequelae than previously thought. Being slim does not automatically mean protection against diabetes.…

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09. November 2018

Professor Michael Roden Receives the 2018 Morgagni Gold Medal

Professor Michael Roden, board member of the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) – Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research, director of the Department of…

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08. November 2018

New Marker Provides Insights into the Development of Type 2 Diabetes

Small chemical changes in the DNA building blocks, which may be influenceable by lifestyle factors, can reduce the amount of IGFBP2. A DIfE / DZD…

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05. November 2018

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize for DZD Researcher

The Cologne-based hormone researcher and molecular biologist Jens Claus Brüning, associate partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, has…

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31. October 2018

Düsseldorf Active in World Diabetes Day on November 14th

Early detection of diabetes: Get involved in Düsseldorf Diabetes Week 2018! The aim of Düsseldorf Diabetes Week 2018 from November 12-18 is to raise…

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25. October 2018

DZD Researcher Norbert Stefan Appointed Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School

Professor Norbert Stefan, MD, Heisenberg Professor for Clinical Experimental Diabetology at the University of Tübingen and researcher at the German…

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24. October 2018

Making Use of Big Data for Personalized Diabetes Prevention

Since 1980, the number of people with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide. In Germany alone, almost 7 million people suffer from this metabolic disease,…

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23. October 2018

Two-pronged approach – Novel combined therapy tackles excess fatty tissue

A new combined therapy for obesity and diabetes has been shown to suppress the appetite and at the same time increase energy expenditure. Scientists…

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23. October 2018

Honorary Doctorates for DZD Board Member Martin Habrĕ de Angelis

The Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine of TU Dresden has awarded Professor Martin Hrabě de Angelis an honorary doctorate in recognition of his…

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18. October 2018

DZD Scientists at IQ - Wissenschaft und Forschung

The Bayern 2 radio programme "IQ - Wissenschaft und Forschung" (IQ - Science and Research) dealt on 16.10.2018 with the topic "Personalised medicine -…

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11. October 2018

The DZD Wins Graphie Award

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has been awarded the 2018 Neo4j Graphie Award for its work using graph technology in the field of…

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11. October 2018

Open Assistant Position in the DZD Head Office

At the Head Office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, a position as assistant and eventmanager is to be filled as soon as…

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10. October 2018

Go out and play!

Children who have a first-degree relative with type 1 or gestational diabetes can also improve their insulin sensitivity through exercise, meaning…

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09. October 2018

Obesity: Satiety in 3D

Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin…

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08. October 2018

Door Opener Day with the Mouse at the Institute of Diabetes Research

On the occasion of the "Door Opener Day" campaign of the "Sendung mit der Maus" (WDR) TV program, the Institute of Diabetes Research (IDF) of the DZD…

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04. October 2018

DZD Researcher Professor Nawroth Awarded the Camillo Golgi Prize

Peter Nawroth was awarded the renowned Camillo Golgi Prize at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). The…

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04. October 2018

Increased Blood Flow triggers Liver Regeneration

The liver is one of the few human organs that completely regenerates within a few weeks after more than half of the organ has been removed. However,…

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04. October 2018

Direct Exchange of Researchers and Patients

The event DZD meets #dedoc had a successful premiere at the EASD annual conference in Berlin. Young scientists and patients talked to each other about…

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02. October 2018

Presentation of Achievements in Translational Research

Information on translational diabetes research, presentation of current research results, meetings between young scientists and people with diabetes –…

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28. September 2018

DZD Researcher Annette Peters Named Board Chair of the NAKO Health Study

As of October 1, 2018, Professor Annette Peters of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München will take over the chairmanship of the NAKO Health Study.…

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26. September 2018

6th DZD Diabetes Research School about to start

The 6th DZD Diabetes Research School is just around the corner: It will take place from 29 September to 1 October in Berlin. The international event…

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24. September 2018

Anne Grapin-Botton affiliated to the Dresden Diabetes Program

With her appointment as new MPI-CBG director in September 2018, Prof. Anne Grapin-Botton is also joining the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute…

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20. September 2018

The Curse of the Sugar Cube: Professor Blitz Delights around 300 Pupils with Magic Nutrition Tricks

The children stare at the magician Professor Blitz in disbelief, then the applause erupts. The magician has just conjured up a large sugar cube into a…

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19. September 2018

DZD Meets #dedoc – Diabetes Online Community Perspectives of Patients and Researchers

What drives the young researchers? What do people with diabetes hope from science? These questions will be discussed at the event "DZD trifft #dedoc"…

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14. September 2018

Young Investigator Workshop in Bioanalytics: Basic Lab Techniques and Latest Methods

Chemists, molecular biologists and physicians learned about the latest methods in the field of bioanalytics at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a…

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11. September 2018

DZD scientists at "W wie Wissen" on the subject of interval fasting

Prof. Dr. Stephan Herzig from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München explains the effects of interval fasting in the ARD broadcast "W wie Wissen".…

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10. September 2018

Extensive insights into metabolism – the orchestra in the body

A recent paper published in the scientific journal Cell gives an unprecedented insight into the metabolic interactions that occur throughout the body…

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07. September 2018

Two New German Centers for Health Research

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will provide even more funding for research into mental health and child and youth health. The…

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07. September 2018

Numerous Preventive Offers at the Düsseldorf Diabetes Day

Free check-ups for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol level: participate in the new health parcourse, get numerous medical check-ups for free…

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04. September 2018

DZD Annual Report Published: Digitization Enables Diabetes Research in a New Dimension

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has published its Annual Report 2017. On 60 pages, not only current figures, data and facts about the…

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04. September 2018

Georges Köhler Prize awarded to DZD Scientist

Dr. Carolin Daniel of DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has been awarded the Georges-Köhler Prize for outstanding junior scientists by the German…

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03. September 2018

DZD in Hyperraum.tv: Cause study diabetes

In its current focus, the science channel Hyperraum.tv sheds light on the topic of diabetes. How does diabetes develop? What types of metabolic…

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31. August 2018

Novel Concepts for the Diagnosis of Fatty Liver and Personalized Treatment

Almost one in three adults in industrialized countries suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. For the affected people this increases the risk of…

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30. August 2018

Combating constant hunger

A plant-derived substance widely used in traditional Chinese medicine has demonstrated promising weight loss effects. The findings of a study…

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23. August 2018

Numb, Burning and Tingling Sensations in the Feet: New Biomarkers of Inflammation Identified as Risk Factors for Neuropathy

Polyneuropathy is one of the most common complications in people with diabetes. However, it can also occur with certain risk factors or diseases…

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22. August 2018

How do muscles know what time it is?

How do muscle cells prepare for the particular metabolic challenges of the day? Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and…

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21. August 2018

Training on type 1 diabetes

"Type 1 Diabetes - Stress, Immunity and the Beta Cell" is the theme of this year's Oktoberfest Symposium, which takes place in Munich on October 2.…

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16. August 2018

Digital prevention center: with data against diabetes

DZD scientist and board member Prof. Martin Hrabé de Angelis is planning a digital diabetes prevention center at the partner location Helmholtz…

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08. August 2018

NutriAct Family Study: Food Choices, Influence of Origin Family and Adult Partner

Even before birth, the family sets the course for later eating behavior. But what happens when the cards are reshuffled? Can people change their…

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06. August 2018

New Institute of Translational Stem Cell Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München

Starting August 1, Prof. Dr. Henrik Semb will head the newly established Institute of Translational Stem Cell Research at the DZD partner Helmholtz…

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03. August 2018

DZD scientist in the BR on type 1 diabetes

A contribution of the programme "Gut zu Wissen" by Bayerischer Rundfunk deals with the topic of type 1 diabetes. Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler,…

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02. August 2018

DZD Scientist at BR Campus TALKS

In the programme Campus TALKS on 31.07.2018, Prof. Stephan Herzig, Director of the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer at DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum…

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02. August 2018

Matthias Tschöp appointed new CEO of Helmholtz Zentrum München

Professor Matthias Tschöp, MD, has been appointed the new CEO of DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München. He took over from Professor Günther Wess, who…

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24. July 2018

Children of mothers with type 1 diabetes have a higher body mass index

Children of mothers with type 1 diabetes are at significantly higher risk of being overweight and of exhibiting insulin resistance. This was published…

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12. July 2018

Fascination Judo: Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle and Transmission of Values

The Judo Club 71 offers the elementary school students of the SMS initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center a judo trial training.

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11. July 2018

High Prevalence of Restrictive Lung Disease in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Breathlessness and conditions of restrictive lung disease (RLD), such as pulmonary fibrosis, may be a late complication of type 2 diabetes. These are…

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10. July 2018

Interdisciplinary Conference: Globally leading experts in Diabetes, Metabolism and Biomedical Engineering meet to discuss future concepts for Precision Medicine

New technologies enable deeper insights into the causes of major diseases such as diabetes, obesity or cancer and open the way to a new generation of…

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09. July 2018

6th DZD Diabetes Research School - application now open!

The 6th DZD Diabetes Research School will take place in Berlin from September 29 to October 1, 2018. The School's speakers list includes renowned…

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04. July 2018

The Mediterranean Diet Is Healthy – Even Far Away from Mediterranean Regions

New analyses of the EPIC-Potsdam study show that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes even outside the Mediterranean region. In…

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29. June 2018

DZD scientist among the winners of the Sanofi iAward

Dr. Daniel Markgraf from DZD partner Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum is one of the winners of the newly created iAward from Sanofi. His work on…

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28. June 2018

Inspiring Children to Exercise with the Aim of Preventing Diabetes

High Jump Champion Hendrik Beyer visited the Mosaikschule und and conducted a sports session with children participating in the SMS initiative of the…

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27. June 2018

Günther Wess Receives the Bavarian Order of Merit

Professor Günther Wess was honored with the Bavarian Order of Merit for his many years of service to the scientific location of Munich in general and…

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27. June 2018

Sensory Training to Support Healthy Development

The advanced training course in motor skills training of the Präha Weber School conducts a sensory classroom with the primary school children…

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21. June 2018

Initiatives for Franco-German Research Funding – with the Participation of the DZD

German Research Minister Anja Karliczek and her French colleague Frédérique Vidal initiated a series of measures at the 6th Forum for Franco-German…

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20. June 2018

The DZD Congratulates the Magazine Diabetes Ratgeber on its 40th Anniversary

DZD board member Professor Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis and Dr. Eckhart von Hirschhausen were the keynote speakers on June 19th at the 40th anniversary…

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20. June 2018

Specific Liver Fats: Warning Signs of Fatty Liver Disease and Insulin Resistance

Overweight and type 2 diabetes are associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Worldwide, about 50 to 75 percent of people with type 2…

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18. June 2018

Diabetes Information Booth at the 16th Long Night of Science, Dresden

As in previous years, the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institut Dresden (PLID) took part in the Dresden Long Night of Science with its own information…

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15. June 2018

Discovering the Diversity of Herbs Using All the Senses

The primary school children participating in the SMS initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center visit the Central School Garden of the City…

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15. June 2018

Diabetes Prevention: Exercise and Fun in the Water

With the Aqua Trampoline, the Düsseldorf municipal swimming pool company offers the children participating in the SMS initiative of the DZD partner…

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14. June 2018

Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG) founded

Diabetes affects large numbers of people in Germany, and complications of the disease make it one of the biggest health challenges facing society. To…

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13. June 2018

Prize for Interdisciplinary Cooperation for DZD Researchers

The research team headed by Professor Heiko Lickert has been awarded the Prize for Interdisciplinary Cooperation of the Friends and Supporters…

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11. June 2018

Fortuna Düsseldorf Supports Fight Against Diabetes

Fortuna Düsseldorf invites the primary school children participating in the SMS Initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center to the Young…

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01. June 2018

Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Also Elevated in Women with Obesity Who Are Metabolically Healthy

Women with obesity are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, even if they are considered to be metabolically healthy. Moreover, women of normal…

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25. May 2018

20,000 participants, 16 DZD runners and a world record!

This year the REWE Team Challenge (RTC) in Dresden celebrated its 10th birthday – runners of the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute joined in, too.…

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23. May 2018

Abdominal Fat Secretes Novel Adipokine Promoting Insulin Resistance and Inflammation

An international research team in which the DZD is participating has identified a novel adipokine that favors the development of insulin resistance…

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21. May 2018

Motivating Kids to Discover the Fun of Exercise

Together with the Football Factory, the SMS initiative organized a one-day football camp for the participating primary school children.

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17. May 2018

Support for Diabetes Prevention

Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf Supports the Social Commitment of the SMS Initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center.

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11. May 2018

Award-winning Science: DZD Experts To Be Honored at the Diabetes Congress

Several researchers from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) have been selected to receive awards or grants of the German Diabetes Society…

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11. May 2018

Nutrition Education Up Close

Primary school children participating in the SMS initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center visited the Hercules Bakery.

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11. May 2018

Clinical Research: DDZ Scientist Receives the Ferdinand Bertram Prize

Dr. Julia Szendrödi, head of the Clinical Study Center at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), was awarded the Ferdinand Bertram Prize at this year's…

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07. May 2018

DZD at the DDG Diabetes Congress: New Approaches to Diabetes Prevention

In Germany, about half a million people are newly diagnosed with diabetes every year. But how can the disease be treated or even prevented? At the…

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24. April 2018

2nd Franco-German Conference: Joining Forces against the Diabetes Epidemic

The agenda of the 2nd Franco-German Conference on Diabetes Research (April 19-20) contained many exciting elements, including the presentation of…

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16. April 2018

New Clinical Study of the DZD Started

The "Triangle" smartphone app helps women who developed diabetes during pregnancy adapt to a healthy lifestyle routine. The Test Triangle Study of the…

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13. April 2018

Great interest in 2nd German-French Conference on Diabetes Research

With over 160 participants, the second German-French Conference on Diabetes Research will take place next week. In addition to leading scientists from…

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12. April 2018

Open Bioinformatic Positions in the DZD Head Office

At the Head Office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, two positions in bioinformatics are to be filled as soon as possible.

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09. April 2018

DZD spokeswoman Prof. Schürmann on the subject of sugar in the Tagesschau

Sugar and hidden sugars in food and the consequences of sugar consumption was the subject Prof. Annette Schürmann was interviewd about by Tagesschau…

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05. April 2018

Improved Assessment of the Genetic Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

An international research group headed by scientists from the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has developed a method for calculating the risk…

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28. March 2018

Baden-Württemberg: Significantly Reduced Risk of Going Blind among People with and without Diabetes

So far, Germany has lacked reliable figures for the comparison of blindness incidence in people with and without diabetes as well as a time-trend…

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27. March 2018

Award for DZD Scientist

Dr. Stephanie Kullmann has been awarded the Ernst and Berta Scharrer Prize of the German Society of Endocrinology (DGE) for her research on…

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23. March 2018

DZD Professor Matthias Tschöp elected member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities has elected Professor Matthias Tschöp to the ranks of its 200 ordinary members. According to the…

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23. March 2018

SMS Initiative: Mastering the School Day with a Well-Balanced Diet

The “aid” nutrition pilot license program is carried out in the participating primary school classes of the SMS initiative.

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20. March 2018

Advanced training in mass spectrometry

The DZD partner Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum Düsseldorf will again offer a mass spectrometry course in 2018. The 10th annual Protein Rainbow Workshop…

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16. March 2018

DZD Professor Discusses Intermittent Fasting in the ZDF TV Program moma

As an expert guest in a broadcast of the ZDF TV program moma, DZD speaker Professor Annette Schürmann of the German Institute of Human Nutrition in…

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15. March 2018

SMS-Initiative: Diabetes Prevention through Fun Exercise Activities

The Düsseldorf Sports Club 1899 invited the primary school children participating in the SMS initiative to a taster hockey training session.

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14. March 2018

DZD Researcher Tim Schulz Awarded Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers

The 2018 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers will be awarded today to Professor Tim Schulz in recognition of his…

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08. March 2018

Research for the Benefit of People

One important task of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) is to transfer new findings faster and more efficiently into effective diagnosis…

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02. March 2018

Heinz Bürger-Büsing Foundation Honors Tübingen DZD Researcher

Professor Andreas Fritsche, diabetologist at the DZD partner Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases at Helmholtz Zentrum München at…

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01. March 2018

Cooking for a Balanced Lifestyle

KochDichTurkish offered the participating pupils of the SMS initiative a cooking course for kids.

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27. February 2018

Olympic Champion Udo Hempel Supports Diabetes Prevention

Udo Hempel highlights the fascination of sports in a talk to primary school children participating in the SMS initiative.

 

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27. February 2018

RIN Diabetes: Health Promotion and Prevention at the Workplace

More and more employers are offering their employees support services to promote health at the workplace. Together with the Regional Innovation…

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27. February 2018

Study decodes new diabetes genes

Scientists have identified a network of genes that could play an important role in the development of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. A research…

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22. February 2018

Event of the RIN Diabetes Partner Network Marks Successful Three Years in the Düsseldorf Region

At an event marking the third anniversary of the establishment of the Regional Innovation Network (RIN) Diabetes, around 80 invited guests and…

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14. February 2018

New Methylation Patterns in Type 1 Diabetes Detected

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have investigated methylation patterns of risk genes for type 1 diabetes. In the ‘Journal of Autoimmunity’…

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13. February 2018

Power of genes

More than 100 genes are involved in the development of type 2 diabetes. But not only the genes, but also nutrition play a role in the development of…

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07. February 2018

2nd German-French Conference on Diabetes Research

On April 19-20, 2018 the second German-French Conference on Diabetes Research will take place at the French Embassy in Berlin. It continues the…

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05. February 2018

Type 2 diabetes: the costs of treating complications

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have examined health insurance data of more than 300,000 people with diabetes in Germany. Their report,…

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02. February 2018

Anette-Gabriele Ziegler Receives Honorary Professorship in Dresden

Professor Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, director of the Institute of Diabetes Research at the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has been awarded an…

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31. January 2018

Prostate Cancer: Poor Prognosis in Men with Diabetes

Men with type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer than patients without diabetes. However, the mortality rate is higher. Researchers…

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24. January 2018

DZD Researcher Receives Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Scientists

Professor Tim J. Schulz of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE) will be awarded the internationally renowned Paul Ehrlich…

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22. January 2018

Mediterranean Diet Especially Suitable for People with Diabetes

Compared to eight other diets, the Mediterranean diet is best suited to improve blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This is the…

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19. January 2018

DZD Scientist Receives Award from Dr. Eickelberg Foundation for Biomarker Research

Dr. Maren Carstensen-Kirberg, research associate at the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ), has been awarded the Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize…

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05. January 2018

Open Assistant Position in the DZD Head Office

At the Head Office of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Munich, a position as assistant is to be filled as soon as possible.

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04. January 2018

Donation to Promote Diabetes Prevention

The Glomm Bakery and Pastry Shop and Fortuna Düsseldorf Clubhaus Bar95 support the SMS initiative.

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04. January 2018

Autoimmune Reaction Successfully Halted in Early Stage Islet Autoimmunity

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered a mechanism that amplifies the autoimmune reaction in an early stage of pancreatic islet…

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20. December 2017

Snapshot of proteins that cause type 2 diabetes

When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump in insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they can kill these cells. Now, researchers at the DZD partner…

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10. December 2017

German Diabetes Study Welcomes the Thousandth Study Participant

Around 6.5 million people in Germany have diabetes. Thus, Germany ranks second in Europe in the number of cases of the disease. The German Diabetes…

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07. December 2017

Sport Lessons with Top Athletes

The primary school children participating in the initiative "SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center completed a…

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04. December 2017

Incidence of Depression Twice as High in People with Diabetes

In Germany, more than 6.5 million people have diabetes, most of them type 2. Of these, an estimated 800,000 people also suffer from a depression that…

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01. December 2017

DZD Scientist Tschöp receives Charles H. Best Lectureship and Award

Every two years the University of Toronto nominates a speaker to deliver the prestigious Charles H. Best Lecture, and presents a corresponding award.…

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27. November 2017

DZD Professor in SAT1: Why Having a Big Backside is Linked to Being Smart

Professor Norbert Stefan from the DZD Partner Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases at the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the…

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23. November 2017

At a Glance: Online Guide to Diabetes Offerings in Düsseldorf

Around one million people with type 2 diabetes currently live in North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, there is a high number of unreported cases.…

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17. November 2017

DZD Researcher on HR TV “Slim yet Diabetic”

Even people with a healthy lifestyle and who exercise regularly can suffer from diabetes. What is the reason for this?

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15. November 2017

HR2 Program with DZD Experts on Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes

On World Diabetes Day on November 14th, the Hessian Radio 2 program "Der Tag" focused on the topic of type 1 diabetes. Dr. Peter Achenbach from the…

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14. November 2017

Women with Diabetes: 50 Percent Increased Risk of Stroke

Women with diabetes have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Studies from the German Diabetes Center show that the risk of stroke…

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10. November 2017

World Diabetes Day: The General Public Can Help to Improve Diabetes Prevention

Worldwide, there are about 415 million people with diabetes. In Germany alone, more than 6.7 million people have the disease, and up to 500,000 people…

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08. November 2017

Diabetes-related Mortality in Germany Higher Than Expected

In Germany, nationwide data on mortality attributable to diagnosed diabetes are not available. Researchers at the DZD partner German Diabetes Center…

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07. November 2017

DDZ Researcher Receives 1.5 Million Euros in EU Funding

Dr. Bengt-Frederik Belgardt, deputy director of the Institute for Beta Cell Biology at the German Diabetes Center (Deutsches Diabetes Zentrum, DDZ), a…

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03. November 2017

How Obesity Promotes Breast Cancer

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a…

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03. November 2017

DZD Scientist Reports about a “Bioreactor” on the ARD TV Program Midday Magazine

Scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) at TU Dresden have developed a bioreactor that secretes insulin.

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26. October 2017

Artificial Pancreas: Successful Transplantation of Animal Beta Cells

Research Team with DZD Participation Reports Successful Pig-Islet Xenotransplantation without Immunosuppression

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18. October 2017

DZG Training Course: From Invention to Clinical Product

For the first time, the DZD offers a joint advanced training course for young scientists of the German Centers for Health Research (DZG): "Translating…

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09. October 2017

Large Crowd of Visitors at the 15th Diabetes Day in Düsseldorf

Nutrition, exercise, therapy, technologies, diabetes in childhood and adolescence, and diabetes complications: On Saturday September 30, 2017,…

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06. October 2017

Fighting Diabetes: Ex-Pros Kick for a Good Cause

When referee legend Walter Eschweiler, cult reporter Werner Hansch,"Euro Fighter" Ingo Anderbrügge, the honorary captain of Fortuna Düsseldorf Gerd…

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26. September 2017

The TV Program “Sendung mit der Maus” Visits DZD Partner in Dresden

Children between five and ten years old are invited to a “Door Opener Day” with the mouse on October 3rd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The DZD partner Paul…

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26. September 2017

Diabetes Researcher Professor Hans-Georg Joost Awarded the Von Mering Gold Medal

The Potsdam-based diabetes researcher Professor Hans-Georg Joost, founding member and board member of diabetesDE - German Diabetes Aid, ombudsperson…

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25. September 2017

On the Trail of Sugar – Magic Show for World Children’s Day

The initiative "SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center invited the participating primary schools to the…

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22. September 2017

Uncovering β-cell heterogeneity by tracing developmental origins

Dr. Nikolay Ninov, group leader at the DFG research center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, and…

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21. September 2017

Patients' Day Diabetes in Tuebingen

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the University Medical Center in Tuebingen is going to host the 2017 Patients' Day Diabetes organized by…

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19. September 2017

The German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) Celebrates 25 Years of Existence

On September 19, 2017, the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), a DZD partner institute, will celebrate its 25th anniversary…

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15. September 2017

Treatment of Overweight: Is Metabolically Healthy Obesity a Worthwhile Initial Goal?

Worldwide nearly one in three individuals is obese. The consequence: More and more people suffer from diseases associated with morbid overweight such…

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13. September 2017

DZD Annual Report 2016 Published

The current annual report of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) is available online as download.

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08. September 2017

Immune cells help fat deal with environmental challenges

Immunosuppressive regulatory T-cells play an important role in the functioning of adipose tissue. This is the discovery of scientists from the…

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07. September 2017

DZD Scientist Matthias Tschöp to Receive Carus Medal

For the first time, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will award the Carus Medal to a diabetes researcher. This year’s award will go…

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06. September 2017

DZD Scientists Participate in the Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG) will take place in Potsdam (Griebnitzsee Campus) from September 28th-30th. Experts from…

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05. September 2017

Malaria in Pregnancy: Possible Cause for Metabolic Traits in the Offspring

There is a direct link between malaria during pregnancy and the later occurrence of metabolic traits in the offspring. These include impaired glucose…

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31. August 2017

Plan B for heat generation

Brown adipose tissue is considered an interesting target for the treatment of obesity or type 2 diabetes. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum…

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24. August 2017

DZD Researcher to Receive DGE Award

The DZD researcher Andreas Müller has been selected to receive this year’s award of the German Society for Electron Microscopy (DGE). The award will…

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21. August 2017

Nearly One in Four Hospitalized Patients Has Diabetes

One in four patients in a university hospital suffers from diabetes (22 percent), and again as many suffer from prediabetes (24 percent). These were…

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18. August 2017

Organ Crosstalk: Fatty Liver Can Cause Damage to Other Organs

The consensus among scientists until now has been that overweight people have an increased risk for diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and heart…

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10. August 2017

Long-Term Diabetes Complication: Liver Inflammation Raises Cholesterol Levels

Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is…

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07. July 2017

Fit for the School Day with Whole Grain Bread

The school children participating in the initiative "SMS. Be smart. Join In. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center gain insight into the…

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28. June 2017

Joint Initiative to Get Düsseldorf Primary School Children Moving

The initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center has joined up with the project “Wanted: Sandlot Football…

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27. June 2017

Top Athletes Help Düsseldorf Primary School Kids Get Fit

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.” of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center gain insight into the lives…

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07. June 2017

TV Program “RBB Praxis” with DZD Scientists: Diabetes – Is a Cure Possible?

Professor Annette Schürmann, Dr. Stefan Kabisch and Dr. Gisela Olias of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, a DZD partner, were…

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24. April 2017

DZD at the March for Science in Munich

About 3,000 people took to the streets in Munich on April 22nd to demonstrate for a free science. The DZD participated with an information stand at…

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04. April 2017

Hansen Family Award goes to the DZD Scientists Brüning and Tschöp

The award-winners of the Hansen Family Award 2017 have been named: Professor Jens Brüning and Professor Matthias H. Tschöp are this year’s recipients…

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17. October 2016

DZD Annual Report 2015 Published

The current annual report of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) is available online as download.

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14. March 2016

You Are What Your Parents Ate!

DZD scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with researchers from Technical University of Munich, have shown that diet-induced…

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