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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 Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, reported on his research on diabetes as an age-associated disease and a possible new therapy in the ZDF program "Volle Kanne".

Source: Screenshot of the broadcast "Volle Kanne" on ZDF on Nov. 16, 2021.

In the Nov. 16, 2021, TV report, Birkenfeld introduces the INDY gene. INDY stands for "I'm Not Dead Yet". In the future, new drugs should prevent this gene from promoting fat storage in cells. As a result, the body could become less susceptible to diabetes and metabolic syndrome and thus age less quickly.

Link to the broadcast (in German - online until 16.11.2023)

Further information in the DZD featured papers (February 2021): The Longevity Gene mINDY (I’m Not Dead, Yet) Affects Blood Pressure Through Sympathoadrenal Mechanisms.