Research for a Future
without Diabetes

10 years translational
Diabetes research at the DZD

„Research for a future without diabetes – this is the mission of the DZD that inspires and unites us.“

Prof. Martin Hrabě de Angelis, DZD board member

Research for a Future
without Diabetes

10 years translational
Diabetes research at the DZD

„The Germany-wide cooperation in the DZD ensures that multicenter studies can be carried out with the required number of participants.“

Prof. Michael Roden, DZD board member

Research for a Future
without Diabetes

10 years translational
Diabetes research at the DZD

„The DZD places particular importance on the fast transfer of lab results to patient care.“

Prof. Michele Solimena, DZD speaker

10 years translational
Diabetes research at the DZD

„The special feature of research at the DZD is the close interdisciplinary cooperation between different disciplines.“

Prof. Annette Schuermann, DZD Speaker

DZD - German Center
for Diabetes Research

Press Releases 2020

Neuherberg, 20.02.2020

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 proposed to be a main reason for the development of diabetes. If and how dedifferentiated beta cells can be targeted by pharmacological intervention for beta cell regeneration is unknown. In a new study in mice, Helmholtz Zentrum München in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, demonstrated for the first time that a targeted combinatorial drug treatment is able to restore beta cell function, achieve beta cell redifferentiation and therefore potentially open new ways for diabetes remission.

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Neuherberg, 13.02.2020

National Diabetes Information Portal www.diabinfo.de: New website on diabetes mellitus is now online

What can I do if I have diabetes mellitus? How can I protect myself against type 2 diabetes? The new national diabetes information portal www.diabinfo.de – a quality-tested and independent website about the disease group diabetes mellitus – provides information in German about the causes and risk factors of the various forms of diabetes and about effective prevention of the disease. Upon the initiative of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), the new information portal was created by the leading centers of diabetes research in Germany – Helmholtz Zentrum München, the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD).

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Neuherberg, 24.01.2020

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 presented to Dr. Alexander Jarasch, head of Bioinformatics and Data Management in the DZD, at the DiaTec 2020, a training event for Diabetes Technology & Digitalization, on January 23rd in Berlin. Dr. Jarasch will present the project on January 24th and 25th within the framework of DiaTec 2020 in Berlin.

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