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12.11.2018

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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08.11.2018

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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31.10.2018

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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25.10.2018

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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24.10.2018

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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23.10.2018

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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23.10.2018

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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18.10.2018

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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11.10.2018

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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11.10.2018

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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10.10.2018

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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09.10.2018

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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08.10.2018

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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04.10.2018

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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04.10.2018

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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04.10.2018

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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02.10.2018

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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28.09.2018

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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26.09.2018

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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24.09.2018

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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20.09.2018

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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19.09.2018

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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14.09.2018

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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11.09.2018

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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10.09.2018

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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07.09.2018

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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07.09.2018

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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04.09.2018

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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04.09.2018

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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03.09.2018

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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31.08.2018

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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30.08.2018

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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23.08.2018

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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22.08.2018

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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21.08.2018

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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16.08.2018

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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08.08.2018

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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06.08.2018

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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03.08.2018

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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02.08.2018

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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02.08.2018

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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24.07.2018

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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12.07.2018

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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11.07.2018

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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10.07.2018

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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09.07.2018

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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04.07.2018

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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29.06.2018

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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28.06.2018

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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27.06.2018

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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27.06.2018

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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21.06.2018

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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20.06.2018

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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20.06.2018

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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18.06.2018

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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15.06.2018

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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15.06.2018

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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14.06.2018

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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13.06.2018

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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11.06.2018

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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01.06.2018

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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25.05.2018

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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23.05.2018

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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21.05.2018

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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17.05.2018

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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11.05.2018

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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11.05.2018

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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11.05.2018

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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07.05.2018

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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24.04.2018

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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16.04.2018

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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13.04.2018

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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12.04.2018

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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09.04.2018

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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05.04.2018

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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28.03.2018

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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27.03.2018

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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23.03.2018

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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23.03.2018

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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20.03.2018

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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16.03.2018

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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15.03.2018

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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14.03.2018

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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08.03.2018

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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02.03.2018

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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01.03.2018

Cooking for a Balanced Lifestyle

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

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27.02.2018

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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27.02.2018

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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27.02.2018

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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22.02.2018

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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19.02.2018

How the insulin receptor works

As we are approaching the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a wide array of its signaling pathways has been defined. However, the initial...

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14.02.2018

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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13.02.2018

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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07.02.2018

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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05.02.2018

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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02.02.2018

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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31.01.2018

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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24.01.2018

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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22.01.2018

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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19.01.2018

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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05.01.2018

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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04.01.2018

Donation to Promote Diabetes Prevention

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

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04.01.2018

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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21.12.2017

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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20.12.2017

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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10.12.2017

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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07.12.2017

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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04.12.2017

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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02.12.2017

DZD Actively Engaged in Diabetes Prevention in Occupational Health Care

During the occupational health weeks at Hugo Boss in Baden-Württemberg, the DZD provided information on the prevention of type 2 diabetes at various...

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01.12.2017

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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27.11.2017

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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23.11.2017

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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17.11.2017

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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15.11.2017

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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14.11.2017

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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10.11.2017

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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08.11.2017

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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07.11.2017

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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03.11.2017

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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03.11.2017

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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26.10.2017

Artificial Pancreas: Successful Transplantation of Animal Beta Cells

Research Team with DZD Participation Reports Successful Pig-Islet Xenotransplantation without Immunosuppression

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18.10.2017

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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09.10.2017

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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06.10.2017

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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26.09.2017

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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26.09.2017

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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25.09.2017

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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22.09.2017

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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21.09.2017

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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19.09.2017

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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15.09.2017

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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13.09.2017

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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08.09.2017

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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07.09.2017

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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06.09.2017

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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05.09.2017

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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31.08.2017

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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24.08.2017

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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23.08.2017

Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance

In mice that are given a high-fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4* by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of...

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21.08.2017

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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18.08.2017

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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10.08.2017

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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02.08.2017

Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy (~20% of normal...

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21.07.2017

TU Dresden Summer University on Diabetes

An afternoon with focus on diabetes. The DZD partner PLID and the CRTD hosted a joint event in the program of the TU Dresden Summer University.

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07.07.2017

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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05.07.2017

Fighting the Diabetes Epidemic through Translational Research

Diabetes mellitus has become a major disease worldwide. In Germany alone almost one in ten people suffer from the metabolic disease. At the 2017...

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05.07.2017

5th Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

For the fifth time, the 'Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference' will attract numerous top international researchers to Munich. The event,...

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29.06.2017

Infections in Early Life Associated with Increased Risk for Celiac Disease

Infections during infancy are associated with increased risk for gluten intolerance (celiac disease) later on. Apparently the risk is particularly...

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29.06.2017

The New Biennial Report of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Has Now Been Published

The new Biennial Report 2015-2016 of the DZD partner German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE) can now be accessed online or in a...

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28.06.2017

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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27.06.2017

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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26.06.2017

Dr. Anja Zeigerer: Diabetes – Hitchhiking through the Cell Membrane

Dr. Anja Zeigerer is head of the young investigator group Endocytosis & Metabolism at the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer (IDC) of the DZD partner...

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22.06.2017

Family Friendly: the DDZ Receives berufundfamilie Certificate

Nowadays it is not always easy to reconcile work, family and one’s private life. However, employers have a variety of solutions at their disposal to...

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19.06.2017

Diabetes Information booth at the 15th Long Night of Science, Dresden

As in previous years, the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) participated again with its own information booth at the 15th Long Night of Science...

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16.06.2017

DZD Expert Speaks about Diabetes Tattoos on Internet Radio Program

How well do diabetes tattoos measure blood glucose? Can they actually simplify the daily life of diabetes patients? DZD scientist Professor Andreas...

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14.06.2017

DZD Special Edition of "Diabetes Aktuell" with a Focus on Translational Research

Current translational research is the main theme of the latest issue of the journal Diabetes aktuell. Für die Hausarztpraxis. Without exception, all...

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12.06.2017

How Insulin in the Brain May Suppress the Subjective Feeling of Hunger

Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in certain cognitive brain regions. This is the...

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08.06.2017

Diabetes Epidemiology: Course on Current Research Topics

Renowned professors from German and Danish research institutions will give young scientists insight into how epidemiological research approaches...

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07.06.2017

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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07.06.2017

Beta cells under fire

Type 2 diabetes causes pathological changes in the beta cells. Scientists have successfully depicted the processes on the basis of the metabolome and...

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06.06.2017

Three teams of DZD scientists successfully ran the 9th REWE Team Challenge 2017

We made it! After these five kilometers, there was no stopping. Arms were pulled up, selfies were taken or simply high fives were given. On June 1st,...

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30.05.2017

No Cure without Research

Each year between 300,000 and 500,000 people in Germany are newly diagnosed with diabetes. In an interview at the Diabetes Congress, Professor Martin...

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29.05.2017

DDG Congress President and DZD Speaker on Deutschlandfunk

Under the title “500,000 New Diagnoses - The Diabetes Epidemic”, the German public radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk reported in its medical program...

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25.05.2017

Diabetes Congress 2017: “Progress for Our Patients”

A DZD study on mice and humans shows that a single high-fat meal can have negative metabolic consequences and promote type 2 diabetes. In Germany...

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24.05.2017

Primary School Children Visit the Botanical Garden: “Bananas and Tomatoes Don’t Grow in the Supermarket”

Tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers: The three nightshade plants originally come from Central and South America. Nowadays however, depending on the...

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23.05.2017

Awards for Excellent Research: Six Prizes for DZD Scientists

The German Diabetes Association (DDG) will honor several researchers of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) at the DDG Congress in Hamburg...

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23.05.2017

DZD Scientist Discusses Reliability of Dietary Assessment Studies on German TV Program

Professor Andreas Pfeiffer of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE), a DZD partner, was featured as expert in the program...

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15.05.2017

Diabetes Congress 2017: Elucidating the Role of Genes, Lifestyle and Environmental Factors

At the preliminary press conference for the Diabetes Congress of the German Diabetes Association (DDG) on May 17th in Berlin, translational diabetes...

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11.05.2017

Joint Meeting of the EASD Islet Study Group and Beta Cell Workshop in Dresden - International conference on beta cells ended successfully

More than 230 scientists from 25 different countries and with expertise in beta cell research attended last week the Joint Meeting of the EASD Islet...

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04.05.2017

Renowned Diabetes Experts and Young Researchers Exchange Ideas

More than 80 young scientists from all over the world informed themselves about the current status of diabetes research at the DZD Diabetes Research...

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03.05.2017

Inspiring Kids to Eat Healthy Food

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be Smart. Join In. Be Fit.” of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf earn their...

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02.05.2017

Fatty Acids in the Blood Reflect the Amount of Dietary Fiber Intake

To estimate dietary fiber intake, researchers have previously depended on study participants’ self-reports of their dietary habits. Now scientists...

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02.05.2017

The DZD at the DDG Diabetes Congress: Diabetes Epidemic: Trend Reversal through Translational Research

Diabetes mellitus has become a major health problem throughout the world. In Germany alone almost one in ten people suffers from the metabolic...

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02.05.2017

Racing against Diabetes: DDZ Relay Teams Run in the Marathon in Düsseldorf

In sunny but windy weather, two relay teams of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center took part on Sunday, April 30th, in the Metro Group Marathon in...

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27.04.2017

DZD Scientist on Arte on the topic of fasting

"Is there more to fasting than being hungry?" was the subject of the ARTE program Xenius on April 24th. Professor Stephan Herzig, director of the...

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26.04.2017

Health Research Tool Pool: a Portal for IT tools and information

Since March 2017, TMF’s Health Research Tool Pool has been bundling IT tools and information to build data infrastructures in medical research. The...

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24.04.2017

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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18.04.2017

Macrophages leave brown adipose tissue cold

Brown adipose tissue is considered a pharmacologically interesting target structure to treat obesity. When the "good" brown fat is activated, the...

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11.04.2017

Diabetes Self-Help Group in Potsdam Visits DIfE

On April 5, 2017 members of the Potsdam self-help group (insulin pump users, people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes) of the German Diabetic...

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04.04.2017

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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31.03.2017

SMS Initiative Honored for Special Commitment

The initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center received an award from “We for Düsseldorf".

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31.03.2017

ART Giants Team Motivates Primary School Children to Exercise

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the German Diabetes Center experience an introductory training...

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29.03.2017

idw Award for the Best Press Release

The Science Information Service (Informationsdienst Wissenschaft e. V. (idw)) has recognized the press release “Overweight Affects DNA Methylation”...

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28.03.2017

Proteomics: Understanding the influence of genetic variations

How does type 2 diabetes develop? A team of researchers headed by the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich has...

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28.03.2017

Localizing Diabetes Risks with Google Maps

Scientists of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) plan to localize risk factors for type 2 diabetes via geocoding services. Now they have...

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27.03.2017

Hockey Training for SMS Primary School Children

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center completed a ‘taster’ training...

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17.03.2017

Diabetes Drug May Improve Bone Fat-induced Defects of Fracture Healing

A new study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), shows that gliptins –...

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14.03.2017

Statutory Health Insurance: Ten Percent of Expenditures Go to Care of Type 2 Diabetes

There is a widespread discussion among the actors in the German health care system about costs, challenges and the future. Researchers of the DZD...

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13.03.2017

Only Other People Get Sick

Many people with elevated blood glucose levels or undiagnosed diabetes underestimate their probability of having or developing diabetes. This is the...

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09.03.2017

Men with Impaired Glucose Metabolism Should Avoid High-Carbohydrate Foods in the Evening

According to a nutrition study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research, the...

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06.03.2017

DGE Congress: Translational Research for a Future without Diabetes

In Germany, some six million people suffer from diabetes, and in addition around 270,000 new cases of the disease are reported each year. The German...

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02.03.2017

New Helmholtz Institute for Metabolism Research in Leipzig

Diabetes affects many people in Germany and is one of the greatest health challenges for society due to its secondary health issues. In order to...

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23.02.2017

T cells in babies give clues to who will develop type 1 diabetes

A new understanding of cellular mechanisms occurring in babies having a high risk of developing type 1 diabetes was introduced by DZD researchers from...

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21.02.2017

Type 1 Diabetes: Number of Participants for Fr1da Insulin Intervention Study Has Been Increased

Fr1da, Fr1dolin, Freder1k – these new screening tests for the early detection of type 1 diabetes in Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Saxony have one thing in...

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20.02.2017

Taekwondo Training for SMS Primary School Children

The association Sportwerk Düsseldorf invited children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German...

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15.02.2017

Pizza, burgers and the like: A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism

The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats....

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13.02.2017

Honorary Doctorate of the University of Leipzig for DZD Researcher Matthias Tschöp

The University of Leipzig today awarded Professor Matthias Tschöp an honorary doctorate. Tschöp is director of the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity...

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08.02.2017

BMBF funding for diabetes research on pancreas chip

Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will be funding the new "PancChip" consortium for the next three years. This group will be...

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06.02.2017

SMS Initiative Successfully Evaluated

The health initiative of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center (DDZ) “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.” leads to improved motor skills in the...

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03.02.2017

Involving Patients – Advancing Research Together

How can patients participate in research projects? How can health information be prepared in an understandable way? These questions were discussed by...

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30.01.2017

Gene Variant in Conjunction with High-Fat Diet Linked to Increased Blood Pressure

The endogenous enzyme ACE* plays a major role in blood pressure regulation. As a twin study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a...

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23.01.2017

Beta Cells Made in the Lab

Many people with diabetes must inject insulin several times a day throughout their lives. However, after many years, this treatment may no longer lead...

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19.01.2017

New Index for the Diagnosis of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become a global epidemic. There is not only a great interest worldwide to understand the causes and consequences...

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12.01.2017

Molecular patterns for subclinical inflammation are associated with complex diseases

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker for subclinical inflammation. In Genome Biology, an international consortium has now reported that...

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12.01.2017

Young DZD Researcher Receives Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize

Marcel Blumensatt, a young scientist at the DZD partner institute German Diabetes Center (DDZ), has received the Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize 2016....

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11.01.2017

DZD Scientist Explains Intermittent Fasting on TV

On the NDR TV program “Visite”, Professor Annette Schürmann, DZD speaker and head of the Department of Experimental Diabetology at the German...

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09.01.2017

Epigenetic Changes Promote Development of Fatty Liver in Mouse and Man

Mice with a strong tendency to obesity already exhibit epigenetic changes at six weeks of age, inducing the liver to amplify its production of the...

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22.12.2016

Overweight Affects DNA Methylation

The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. This is the result of a large-scale...

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21.12.2016

Higher weight, higher health care costs

More than half the adult population in Germany is overweight, and the number of people classified as obese has even increased in recent years. But...

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07.12.2016

SMS Initiative Awarded GUT DRAUF Label

The initiative“SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit” of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center raises primary school children’s awareness of the benefits of...

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16.11.2016

DZD and Reutlingen County Health Department Offer Prevention Consultations

Starting in December, the Reutlingen County Health Department is offering diabetes prevention consultations in collaboration with the German Center...

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14.11.2016

Numerous Actions in Connection with World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. In order to draw attention to the metabolic disease and its consequences, numerous actions are taking place...

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14.11.2016

ZDF “Volle Kanne” on World Diabetes Day with DZD Scientists

In the ZDF program “Volle Kanne” on World Diabetes Day, November 14th, the DZD scientists PD Dr. Andreas Lechner of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität...

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12.11.2016

Bayern2 Radio Channel: “Living with Type 1 Diabetes” with a DZD Scientist

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Dr. Peter Achenbach of the Institute for Diabetes Research of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München was an...

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11.11.2016

Researchers Discover New Regulator in Glucose Metabolism

A key genetic switch in the liver regulates glucose metabolism and insulin action in other organs of the body. Researchers of DZD partner Helmholtz...

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07.11.2016

Proteins as an early warning system for type 1 diabetes?

Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear. A team of scientists at the...

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04.11.2016

DZD Scientists on 3sat nano: Diabetes Predisposition Can Be Epigenetically Inherited

A predisposition to obesity and diabetes, induced by a faulty diet, can be epigenetically inherited, according to DZD scientists led by Professor...

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03.11.2016

DZD Scientist Professor Matthias Tschöp on “Frontal 21”

A segment of the TV program “Frontal 21” on November 1, 2016 focused on the topic "Sugar-Coated Health Risk – The Tricks of the Sugar Industry"....

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02.11.2016

Campaign for World Diabetes Day: Germany Measures!

Two million people in Germany have diabetes without knowing it - and there are almost 1,000 new cases every day. In conjunction with World Diabetes...

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02.11.2016

High-Protein Diets Reduce Liver Fat

According to a new nutritional study conducted by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) on individuals with type 2 diabetes, high-protein...

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24.10.2016

How Does Friendly Fire Happen in the Pancreas?

In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks its own insulin-producing cells. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for...

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20.10.2016

Videos and Presentations of Patients’ Day Available

The 4th Diabetes Patients’ Day of the Diabetes Information Service of Helmholtz Zentrum München offered information regarding the diagnosis, treatment...

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17.10.2016

Information about Widespread Diseases at the German Unity Day Celebration

Information about the widespread diseases diabetes, cancer and dementia generated much interest among the 450,000 guests who attended the German Unity...

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17.10.2016

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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11.10.2016

Smart drug clears fat from liver and blood

Scientists of DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München have developed a ‘smart’ drug that safely clears the liver of...

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11.10.2016

Mustard Oils from Nasturtium Influence the Cellular Glucose and Detoxification Metabolism

Nasturtium, which is also known as a medicinal plant, contains mustard oil compounds which are noticeable when eaten by their sharp taste. As a joint...

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04.10.2016

Mutations in FTO and Dopamine Receptor Genes Increase Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

In the development of obesity and diabetes, signals from the brain play an important role. Here an important neurotransmitter is dopamine. DZD...

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04.10.2016

Renowned Diabetes Experts and Young Researchers Exchange Ideas

At the 4th DZD Diabetes Research School in September more than 80 young scientists from all over the world informed themselves about the current...

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26.09.2016

DZD Scientists on the Radio

On September 19th  Professor Heiko Lickert, director of the Institute for Diabetes and Regeneration Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München, was on air...

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23.09.2016

Diabetes Is No Sweet Thing!

Telephone Campaign of "Münchner Merkur" on September 16: Diabetes Experts Answer Readers’ Questions

 

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23.09.2016

Genes Influence How Strongly Coffee Protects Against Diabetes

Results of various population studies suggest that people who drink lots of coffee have a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. However, this apparently...

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19.09.2016

Eating Healthy the Easy Way: Salad from the Concrete Mixer

On World Children’s Day on September 20, 2016, the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the German Diabetes Center, a DZD partner, will...

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19.09.2016

A Plant-Based Diet Can Prevent Inflammation

Being overweight or obese is often associated with chronic inflammation, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and...

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14.09.2016

DiabetesMARKT: Information about the Metabolic Disease

Diabetes now affects one in 11 adults. But how high is the personal risk of developing diabetes? What treatment options are there? Can the disease be...

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13.09.2016

Metformin influences nitrogen and urea metabolism

The most frequently prescribed oral antidiabetic drug metformin significantly affects metabolic pathways. This was reported by scientists from the...

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09.09.2016

International Diabetes Experts Meet in Munich

In the next few days, Munich will be the focal point of diabetes research. From September 11-20, 2016 a series of events will take place for an...

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08.09.2016

Diabetes: Risk Factor Air Pollution

Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes....

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07.09.2016

In the Apple Orchard: A Different Way of Learning

Apfelparadies Wittlaer (Apple Paradise Wittlaer) supports the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.” of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center...

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30.08.2016

DZD Scientists on "Food Check with Tim Mälzer"

In the broadcast on August 29th of the TV program "Food Check with Tim Mälzer" the TV chef discussed the issue of how much sugar is good for us. The...

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29.08.2016

Diabetes Highlighted in the Research Tent at the “70th Anniversary of NRW” Event

“How can I tell if I have diabetes? Does coffee protect against cardiovascular disease and diabetes? What is fatty liver?” – These were some of the...

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26.08.2016

Freder1k Study – "Early Diagnosis of the Risk for Developing Type 1 Diabetes"

The DZD scientists Prof. Dr. Ezio Bonifacio, director of the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden of TU Dresden, and Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele...

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12.08.2016

Sugar addiction: Discovery of a brain sugar switch

Researchers at the German Center for Diabetes Research at the Helmholtz Zentrum München discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood....

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27.07.2016

Antibody dynamics reveal how fast type 1 diabetes develops in children

Antibody tests can detect the early stages of type I diabetes in affected children, even before the first symptoms of the disease occur. Researchers...

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20.07.2016

Breastfeeding alters maternal metabolism and protects against diabetes

An interdisciplinary team of DZD scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München has studied the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after...

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18.07.2016

Diabetes Researchers from Around the World Will Gather in Munich

With more than six million people affected by the disease in Germany, diabetes has become a growing health concern. From September 11–20, 2016...

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15.07.2016

Open Postdoc Positions in DZD Partner Institutes

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) is inviting young scientists to apply for 10 postdoc positions in translational diabetes research at its...

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15.07.2016

Two Honors for DZD Scientist Professor Tschöp

With more than 400 million people affected, diabetes represents a steadily increasing challenge to world health. Through his outstanding work in the...

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14.07.2016

Genetics of type 2 diabetes revealed in unprecedented detail

The largest study of its kind into type 2 diabetes has produced the most detailed picture to date of the genetics underlying the condition. Among...

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13.07.2016

Preventing type 2 diabetes: When genes fail to respond

It is widely accepted that physical exercise lowers the risk of developing diabetes. Yet in one in five participants in related studies this positive...

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12.07.2016

New Approach for Regenerative Therapy

The marker Flattop subdivides the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas into those that maintain glucose metabolism and into immature cells...

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04.07.2016

DZD Scientists on WDR: Make Something of Your Genes!

The WDR television series "Quarks & Co." will feature the topic of epigenetics on July 5th. A program with the DZD scientists Prof. Johannes Beckers...

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01.07.2016

Proteins can be used to predict prediabetes - Patent from the KORA study

A team of DZD researchers has developed a new method of predicting the early stages of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Their findings, published in the...

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22.06.2016

Updated DIfE – GERMAN DIABETES RISK TEST Optimized for Mobile Devices

The German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) has updated the online version of its German Diabetes Risk Score® and has optimized it for mobile...

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20.06.2016

Type 1 Diabetes: New Chance for an Old Active Agent

Scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research have shown in an animal model that bezafibrate influences type 1 diabetes positively. The...

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15.06.2016

Diabetes Information booth at the 14th Long Night of Science

As in recent years, the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) participated actively with an information booth at the 14. Long Night of...

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10.06.2016

DZD Scientists as Nutrition Experts on TV

German TV broadcasters invited scientists from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) to be guests on their programs to answer questions about...

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10.06.2016

Diabetes researchers set a good example

Sports as diabetes prevention is a longtime known fact. Scientists from DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) put this into practice...

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09.06.2016

Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich visited the Diabetes Unit at CRTD

Saxony’s Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich visited the Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD) at the end of May to receive a first-hand update,...

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07.06.2016

DZD-Scientists Present their Research Results at the ADA’s Diabetes Congress

DZD-Scientists Present their Research Results at the ADA’s Diabetes CongressThis year the 76th scientific sessions of the American Diabetes...

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02.06.2016

One in Four 80-Year-Olds in Germany Has Type 2 Diabetes

Epidemiologists at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a partner of the DZD, have analyzed data of 65 million people with statutory health insurance...

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02.06.2016

SMS Primary School Children Prepare Turkish Food with “KochDichTürkisch”

KochDichTürkisch invited children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center to take...

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30.05.2016

DFG Promotes Research into New Methods of Transplantation – DZD Partner Is Involved

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded a follow-up grant worth more than EUR 15 million for a research program on xenotransplantation, which...

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30.05.2016

Düsseldorf SMS Primary School Children Train at Flinger Broich

Fortuna Düsseldorf offered a soccer training session to children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner...

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30.05.2016

RIN Diabetes Receives the Certificate “Place of Progress”

The Regional Innovation Network (RIN) Diabetes of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center has been awarded the certificate “Place of Progress NRW 2016”...

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23.05.2016

Epigenetic Modification Increases Susceptibility to Obesity and Predicts Fatty Liver Later in Life

Scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) have shown in a mouse model that the...

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19.05.2016

Prediabetes: Fatty Liver, Visceral Obesity, impaired Production and Action of Insulin modulate Risk

Prediabetes is associated with increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer. However, the disease risk considerably varies...

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13.05.2016

Professor Roden Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Athens

Professor Michael Roden, director and chairman of the board of the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) and member of the board of the DZD, has been awarded...

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12.05.2016

SMS Primary School Children Experience Sensory Classroom

The initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, together with the Präha Weber School, invited...

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09.05.2016

Metabolism research: How fasting helps fight fatty liver disease

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry. Working with the Deutsches...

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05.05.2016

DZD at DDG: How Bundling Research Endeavors Can Bring About Advances in Diabetes Research

Under the motto “Diabetology – Interdisciplinary”, the Diabetes Congress 2016 of the German Diabetes Society (DDG) is currently taking place (May 4-7,...

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03.05.2016

Infections can increase diabetes risk in children

Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. This is the conclusion...

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20.04.2016

Who Takes the Most Steps? – Competition to Raise Teen Awareness about Physical Activity

A ‘step-counting competition’ has been launched using digital pedometers to raise teen awareness for getting enough regular physical activity: That is...

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18.04.2016

DAAD Promotes Muscle Research Project at the DDZ

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is promoting the cooperation of researchers between the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a DZD partner, and...

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13.04.2016

DZD Presents Current Diabetes Research and Receives the DGIM Prevention Award

The 122nd Congress of the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM) convened from April 9 – 12, 2016 under the theme “Demographic Change Needs...

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12.04.2016

Top Athletes Train with Düsseldorf SMS Primary School Students

Sponsors of the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center give the participating children insight into...

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08.04.2016

DZD Scientists on TV and Radio on World Health Day

This year’s World Health Day on April 7th focused on diabetes. Experts of the DZD were featured both at the kick-off event at the German Diabetes...

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07.04.2016

German Centers of Health Research at Internal Medicine Conference

Major widespread diseases are the focus of the German Centers of Health Research (DZG), which are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and...

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06.04.2016

Dietrich Monstadt MP: World Health Day Raises Social Awareness for Diabetes

Bundestag member Dietrich Monstadt (CDU) praised the thematic focus of this year’s World Health Day in his address at a press conference, saying it...

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05.04.2016

Professorship for DZD Scientist Tim Julius Schulz

Dr. Tim Julius Schulz has accepted the joint appointment of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at the University of Potsdam and the DZD...

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05.04.2016

DZD Professor Dan Ziegler Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Thrace

Professor Dan Ziegler, deputy director of the Institute for Clinical Diabetology at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a DZD partner, has been awarded...

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24.03.2016

Great Interest in 2nd Middle German Diabetes Day in Dresden

On March 5th, the 2nd Middle German Diabetes Day was hosted by the DZD Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) of Helmholtz Zentrum München at the...

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15.03.2016

The Next Step in Preventing Diabetes

DZD scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with Technische Universität München, have shown in a preclinical model that specifically...

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14.03.2016

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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08.03.2016

Eating Less Meat and White Bread Improves Metabolic Control in Diabetes

Dietary factors play an important role in the prevention of diabetes mellitus. While whole grain and fiber-rich foods, coffee, low-fat dairy products...

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08.03.2016

Start for a Healthy Life with the Nutrition Pilot License

On the occasion of Healthy Nutrition Day on March 7, 2016, the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.” of the German Diabetes Center, a DZD...

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03.03.2016

DZD Experts at 2nd Middle German Diabetes Day

At the 2nd Middle German Diabetes Day (2. Mitteldeutscher Diabetestag) on Saturday, March 5th, scientists of the DZD will hold talks and answer...

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29.02.2016

Helmholtz Researchers Identify Genetic Switch Regulating Satiety and Body Weight

A team of researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has identified a...

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25.02.2016

The German Diabetes Center and Borussia Düsseldorf Team Up to Make Kids Fit

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Düsseldorf’s mayor Thomas Geisel officially launched CHECK! 2016, a fitness project for Düsseldorf primary schools. Third...

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17.02.2016

SMS Primary School Children Bake Olympics Bread

Children participating in the initiative “SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit.” (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) of the German Diabetes Center,...

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16.02.2016

Karl Oberdisse Award 2016 for DZD Scientist

Sofiya M. Gancheva, a clinical studies physician at the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a DZD partner, is this year’s recipient of the Karl Oberdisse...

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15.02.2016

All Sugars Are Not Alike: Isomaltulose Better Than Table Sugar for People with Type2 Diabetes

Like sucrose (table sugar), the natural disaccharide isomaltulose (PalatinoseTM) consists of glucose and fructose, but it is apparently more suitable...

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03.02.2016

Honorary Doctorate for DZD Board Member

On February 2, 2016, Prof. Dr. Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tübingen.

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02.02.2016

Height Influences Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer

Scientists at the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) and the Harvard School of Public Health describe the relationship of the worldwide...

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01.02.2016

When Food Alters Gene Function

In a new study on mice reported in Diabetes, scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) led by Andreas Pfeiffer of the German...

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27.01.2016

Diabetes Prevention: Inspiring Children to Be Physically Active

Düsseldorf’s largest sports club, the SFD ’75, supports the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the German Diabetes Center, a partner in...

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25.01.2016

DZD Board Member Prof. Roden Appointed to the German Council of Science and the Humanities

Prof. Dr. Michael Roden, scientific director and executive board member of the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) and head of the Department of...

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13.01.2016

2nd Middle German Diabetes Day in Dresden

On March 5th, the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute of Helmholtz Zentrum München at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of TU Dresden (PLID)...

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12.01.2016

High Jump Champion Trains with SMS Primary School Children

Hendrik Beyer is active in the health initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf at primary...

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17.12.2015

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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11.12.2015

SMS Primary School Children Participate in a Tennis “Taster” Training Session

The initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the German Diabetes Center, a partner in the DZD, seeks to motivate the participating children to...

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03.12.2015

Challenges of the Diabetes Epidemic – Expertise of the DZD is in Demand

Diabetes is on the rise. On November 25, 2015 high-ranking representatives from the political arena, science and the economy discussed in the German...

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02.12.2015

University Hospitals of the DZD Ranked among the Top Diabetes Clinics in Germany

In the “Best Hospitals List 2016” of the news magazine “Focus”, partners, associated partners and project partners of the German Center for Diabetes...

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09.11.2015

The DZD Shows Support for World Diabetes Day

On World Diabetes Day on November 14th, landmark buildings across the globe will be lit up in blue. In Germany the Brandenburg Gate, the Munich...

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02.11.2015

DZD Young Scientist Receives Prize for Prevention Research

On November 4, 2015, the Forschungsverbund Berlin will award the Young Female Scientist Award, which is endowed with EUR 3000, to Dr. Kristin...

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28.10.2015

Primary School Children Experience the Fascination of Rowing

The initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." of the German Diabetes Center, a partner in the DZD, seeks to motivate the participating children to...

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26.10.2015

Gestational Diabetes Affects the Brain Response of the Unborn Child

In a newly published study, researchers led by Professor Hubert Preissl and Professor Andreas Fritsche of the German Center for Diabetes Research,...

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22.10.2015

Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions that can occur during pregnancy. Although the symptoms generally disappear after delivery,...

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21.10.2015

The DZD at the DAG Congress: New Approaches to Obesity Prevention and Therapy

At the 31st annual meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG) in Berlin on October 15-17, 2015, researchers of the German Center for Diabetes...

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13.10.2015

31st Annual Meeting of the DAG: Joining Forces against the Obesity Epidemic

On October 15-17, 2015 more than 500 experts will meet at the 31st annual meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG) in the Urania in Berlin in order...

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12.10.2015

Official Opening of the New KORA Study Center in the “Glass Palace”

The new Study Center of the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA) was officially opened in a festive ceremony on October 6,...

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12.10.2015

Media Prize for BR Broadcast with DZD Scientists

This year’s media prize of the foundation RUFZEICHEN GESUNDHEIT! [Call Sign Health] in the category Radio/TV was awarded to the TV program “Diabetes –...

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08.10.2015

Lifestyle Changes May Not Always Reduce Elevated Blood Glucose Levels

In the “Prediabetes Lifestyle Intervention Study (PLIS)” of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), researchers are currently investigating...

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08.10.2015

Crosslinked cellular power plants for a slim look

Neuherberg, 30.09.2015. Our body consistently adjusts its energy management to changes in the supply of nutrients or physical activity. Malfunctioning...

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05.10.2015

Type 1 diabetes prevention: insulin vaccine undergoes second trial

A vaccination against type 1 diabetes will soon also be available to young children: the Pre-POINTearly vaccination study will involve children...

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29.09.2015

3rd Diabetes “Branchentreff” Meeting – Challenges of the National Diabetes Strategy

Despite all achievements and progress in the treatment of diabetes, our health system faces major challenges in view of demographic trends....

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28.09.2015

3rd Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference a great success

The 3rd Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference, held at Lenbach Palais in Munich from September 19 to 21, 2015, followed on seamlessly from...

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25.09.2015

FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award – Nominations until October 15, 2015

The DZD draws attention to the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award. Nominations for outstanding women scientists from the field of Life Sciences can be...

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22.09.2015

Friedmund Neumann Prize 2015 Goes to DZD Scientist

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the study of molecular genetic mechanisms of endocrine and metabolic diseases the Schering...

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18.09.2015

Testen und analysieren: Spektrometrie-Workshop für Nachwuchs-Wissenschaftler

Chemiker, Molekularbiologen und Mediziner haben sich am Deutschen Diabetes-Zentrum (DDZ) über die neuesten Verfahren im Bereich der Bioanalytik...

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17.09.2015

Outstanding Awards for DZD Researchers at the EASD Third DZD Research School Is Great Success

Scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) are well represented in the presentation and poster program of the 51st Annual Meeting of...

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16.09.2015

Four Genes Influence the Ability of Insulin-Producing Cells to Divide

Within the framework of a cooperative project funded by the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), a team of scientists led by Annette Schürmann...

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11.09.2015

220,000 Cells and Surgery Give Leonie Back Her Joy in Life

In August 2014 an interdisciplinary team of experts at Dresden University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus implanted approximately 220,000 endogenous islet...

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10.09.2015

FutureNight "Rethinking Health": Citizens’ Dialogue with Federal Minister Wanka

At the FutureNight event of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on September 8, 2015, around 200 guests discussed the question...

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09.09.2015

Genetic Factors Drive Roles of Gut Bacteria in Diabetes and Obesity

A study of scientists at DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München and Joslin Diabetes Center examines how bacterial and mammalian genomics interact to...

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08.09.2015

SMS Primary School Children Experience Variety of Apples Up Close

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit." led by DZD Professor Karsten Müssig had the opportunity to learn about...

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21.08.2015

Multinational analysis shows diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) rates still high among pediatric patients

In the largest multinational analysis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in pediatric type 1 diabetes patients DZD scientists found in cooperation with...

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19.08.2015

DZD Annual Report 2014 Published

The Annual Report 2014 of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has been published.

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19.08.2015

New Diabetes Type Shown to Be Reversible after Partial Pancreatic Resection

Findings of a current study have for the first time specified in more detail which patients with pancreatic tumors that develop hyperglycemia and...

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07.08.2015

Diabetes drug modulates cholesterol levels

Besides affecting the blood sugar levels, the substance Metformin, also has an impact on blood fat levels. This was elucidated by an interdisciplinary...

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31.07.2015

Major European mouse study reveals the role of genes in disease

Neuherberg, 31. Juli 2015. The role of over 300 genes has been revealed by DZD scientists in cooperation with colleagues across Europe in a major...

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30.07.2015

Stress and Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research Results Presented

At the 2015 annual meeting of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM) in Nuremberg in July, the symposium “New Insights into Stress...

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14.07.2015

Diabetes expert John Todd receives Helmholtz International Fellow Award

John Andrew Todd, Professor of Medical Genetics and Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at the Cambridge Institute for Medical...

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30.06.2015

DZD Professor Wins German Liver Foundation Award

The German Liver Foundation has awarded Professor Stephan Herzig, director of the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer at the DZD partner Helmholtz...

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30.06.2015

Ghana: People with High Blood Pressure and T-2-D Have Elevated Blood Levels of Vitamin A (Retinol)

Ghanaians who suffer from high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes have comparatively higher levels of the vitamin A marker retinol in their blood than...

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25.06.2015

"SMS Primary School Children" Learn via Sports to Show Mutual Respect for Each Other

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit.“ (Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) were invited to take part in a...

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25.06.2015

DZD Scientist Receives MTZ Award 2015 of the University of Düsseldorf

Dr. Maren Carstensen-Kirberg, a young researcher at the German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, has been awarded the MTZ Award 2015 of the University of...

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24.06.2015

3rd Diabetes Patients’ Day – Expert First-Hand Information

As in previous years, the 3rd Diabetes Patients’ Day on June 20, 2015 attracted great interest. This time, the event was organized by the Diabetes...

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23.06.2015

The Future of Medicine Is Personalized

Personalized approaches in prevention and therapy are becoming an increasingly important focus in medicine. How can patients receive better treatment,...

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22.06.2015

DZD in Diabetes TV

The current program of “Das Diabetes TV” contains a live broadcast with a report from the largest national diabetes congress with representatives of...

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22.06.2015

Primary Schoolchildren Participating in the Diabetes Initiative Are Guests of Cologne Artisan Bakers

The primary schoolchildren participating in the initiative “SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit.” (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) baked bread...

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16.06.2015

Current Annual Report of the DZD Partner DIfE Now Online

The new Annual Report for 2013-2014 of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE) is now online. The report provides information...

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15.06.2015

DZD Scientist Receives Friedmund Neumann Prize 2015

Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut of Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, is this year’s recipient of the Friedmund...

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15.06.2015

"SMS Children" Train with Fortuna Düsseldorf

Children participating in the initiative “SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit.” (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) took part in a training...

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02.06.2015

Blood Analyses Suggest That High Red Meat Consumption Increases Diabetes Risk

As numerous observational studies have shown, people who eat a lot of red meat have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The causes for this risk...

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01.06.2015

DZD Scientists at the Largest American Diabetes Congress

On June 5-9, 2015, the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will take place in Boston. More than 14,000 diabetes...

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29.05.2015

Professor Gallwitz of the University of Tübingen is the New President of the German Diabetes Society

The new president of the German Diabetes Society (DDG) is Professor Baptist Gallwitz, MD, deputy director of Medical Clinic IV of the University of...

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26.05.2015

Important Diabetes Research Prize Goes to DZD Scientist in Leipzig

For his research on the role of adipose tissue in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes Professor Matthias Blüher has been...

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20.05.2015

Excessive Fat Burning Induces “Stress” in the Liver and Can Cause Fatty Liver Inflammation

Scientists from Düsseldorf have shown that excessive fat burning causes a stress response in the liver, which explains the connection between obesity,...

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19.05.2015

Innovative, Individual and Sustainable: The DZD at the Diabetes Congress

The DZD presented its translational research in Berlin: Which new forms of diabetes prevention and treatment will benefit patients in the future? What...

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12.05.2015

DZD-News 1/2015 published

The newest print newsletter of the DZD, DZD-News 1/2015, is also available online.

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30.04.2015

New Unit for DZD Diabetes Clinical Trials at Heidelberg University Hospital

A new unit for diabetes clinical trials at Heidelberg University Hospital shall help to elucidate the pathogenesis and course of diabetes mellitus and...

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29.04.2015

Helmholtz Zentrum München Lays Cornerstone for Diabetes Research Campus

On April 28, 2015, Bernd Sibler, State Secretary of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Research, and the Arts, together...

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29.04.2015

DZD Partner German Institute of Human Nutrition Expands Research on Aging

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke (DIfE) , a member of the DZD, is expanding its spectrum of research on aging to include a...

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23.04.2015

Prof. Hrabě de Angelis Elected President of the International Mammalian Genome Society

DZD Board Member Prof. Dr. Martin Hrabě de Angelis has been elected president of the renowned International Mammalian Genome Society (IMGS). The IMGS...

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23.04.2015

Type 1 Diabetes: First hurdle taken on the way to an insulin vaccine

Scientists from the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, TU Dresden and the Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München,...

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21.04.2015

Düsseldorf Giants Support Initiative for Diabetes Prevention

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.” led by DZD scientist Prof. Karsten Müssig took part in a basketball...

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20.04.2015

Q & A Session with DZD Expert Professor Fritsche on April 21, 2015 in German Radio Deutschlandfunk

Patients and other interested individuals can call in questions on the topic of “Daily Life with Diabetes” in a live radio broadcast of a medical...

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16.04.2015

Announcement: 3rd Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference. This meeting will be held on September 19-21, 2015, at the Lenbach...

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15.04.2015

50 Years of Diabetes Research at the German Diabetes Center

On April 14, 2015 the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf (DDZ), a partner in the DZD, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Hermann Gröhe, Federal...

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15.04.2015

3rd Diabetes Patients’ Day in Nuremberg

The Diabetesinformationsdienst München (Diabetes Information Service Munich) of Helmholtz Zentrum München will host its 3rd Diabetes Patients’ Day at...

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14.04.2015

DZD Experts at the 14th International IDS Congress

At the 14th International Congress of the Immunology of Diabetes Society (IDS) in Munich from April 12 to 16, 2015, scientists from around the world...

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02.04.2015

Intermittent Fasting Optimizes Energy Metabolism and Protects against Type 2 Diabetes

According to a study by a research team led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), intermittent fasting reduces the amount of harmful...

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01.04.2015

Diabetes: Exposure to Ultrafine Particles Influences Cardiac Function

The adverse health effects caused by fine particles have been known for some time. In addition, ultrafine particles appear to play a significant role...

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30.03.2015

Exercise against Diabetes: Table Tennis with Paralympics Champion

The children participating in the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.”, developed by the DZD scientist Professor Karsten Müssig, trained in...

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25.03.2015

12th German Pancreatic Islet Cell Workshop

On March 16-18, 2015 more than 100 novice and established islet cell researchers gathered together in Bremen to present and discuss the latest...

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24.03.2015

Stomach to brain - brain to stomach: new drugs against diabetes

DZD scientist Prof. Matthias Tschöp as a guest at BR alpha Campus Talks about new ways of curing diabetes.

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18.03.2015

Air Pollution Accelerates Development of Type 1 Diabetes

High pollution levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide lead to an earlier manifestation of type 1 diabetes in small children. This is...

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17.03.2015

Publication in Nature Medicine: Cough Syrup Helps Diabetics

Dextromethorphan, an active ingredient in many nonprescription cough-suppressant drugs, improves blood glucose levels in patients with type 2...

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16.03.2015

Factors for successful translational research

Prof. Günther Wess, Scientific Director of Helmholtz Zentrum München (a research partner of the DZD) discusses obstacles and success factors of...

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16.03.2015

How Changes in Body Weight Affect the Human Metabolism

The proportion of overweight people is steadily rising in Germany, leading to an increase in the number of patients later diagnosed with...

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04.03.2015

DZD Experts Present Clinical Studies

Preventive measures are an important element in combating diabetes. But which measures lead to success? At the DZD site in Tübingen, more than one...

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02.03.2015

Diabetes Project “SMS” for Children Honored at the didacta

The Düsseldorf initiative “SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit.” (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) of the DZD scientist Professor Karsten Müssig...

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25.02.2015

Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity

There are many reasons why people gain different amounts of weight and why fat becomes stored in different parts of their bodies. Now researchers,...

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24.02.2015

Healthy Food: Baking with Artisan Bakers

Düsseldorf elementary school children participating in the initiative “SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit.” (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.)...

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24.02.2015

Abatacept Prevention Study: Can Diabetes Be Stopped Already at a Precursor Stage?

The Abatacept study is pursuing a promising new approach for the prevention of type 1 diabetes. The drug Abatacept shows promise in suppressing the...

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16.02.2015

DZD Scientist Awarded Research Prize 2015 of the Heinz Bürger-Büsing Foundation

For his many years of research on the pathophysiology, diagnostics, and clinical treatment of diabetic neuropathies Prof. Dr. med. Dan Ziegler, deputy...

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13.02.2015

Triple Anniversary: International Diabetes Congress in Düsseldorf

From February 5-7, 2015, diabetes researchers and clinicians met for an interdisciplinary exchange in Düsseldorf. There, the 20th Annual Meeting of...

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07.02.2015

The DZD at the Danish-Bavarian Parliamentary Dialogue

On May 20, 2015, on the occasion of the visit of the Danish Crown Prince Couple, a Danish-Bavarian dialogue on politically sustainable diabetes...

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05.02.2015

Scientists “Up Close” at the Parliamentary Evening in Berlin

On February 2, 2015 a Parliamentary Evening took place in Berlin for all German Centres for Health Research (DZG). State secretary Thomas Rachel gave...

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04.02.2015

Taking Off for a Healthy Life with the Nutrition Pilot License

Children participating in the Düsseldorf initiative “SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit.” (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) earn their...

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02.02.2015

InnoLife-consortium winning bid of Healthy Living and Active Ageing

InnoLife has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for EIT...

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15.01.2015

Successful Start of the German-French Cooperation of the DZD

One country by itself cannot solve the challenges of the increasing incidence of diabetes throughout the world. This was the consensus of the...

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14.01.2015

Anette-Gabriele Ziegler Receives Brownlee Visiting Professor Lectureship at Harvard Medical School

Professor Anette-Gabriele Ziegler has been awarded the 8th Annual Dr. Michael Brownlee Visiting Professor Lectureship in Diabetes Research of the...

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13.01.2015

High Demand for Diabetes Counseling

Every day, nearly 1,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes; in Germany more than six million people have the disease. Most have type 2 diabetes, the...

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07.01.2015

Type 1 Diabetes: Fr1da Early Detection Screening Study Launched for All Children in Bavaria

January 1st marked the launch of the Fr1da study, a screening project in Bavaria for the early detection of type 1 diabetes in children. The aim is to...

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05.01.2015

Symposium Focuses on Diabetes and the Heart

The heart and type 1 diabetes were the main topics in 2014 in the advanced training symposium for physicians organized by the Institute of Diabetes...

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16.12.2014

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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16.12.2014

Cooking Is Child’s Play

Under this motto, students participating in the initiative SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit." (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) prepared a...

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10.12.2014

Fatty Liver, Fatty Acids, Fetuin-A: Parameters for Improved Identification of Risk Patients

Researchers at Tübingen University Hospital showed last year that the concomitant presence of elevated fetuin-A and fatty acid levels increased the...

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09.12.2014

Rule of three: Hormone Triplet offers Hope for Obesity and Diabetes

A new substance that unifies the action profiles of three gastrointestinal hormones lowers the blood sugar level and reduces body fat considerably...

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08.12.2014

First German-French Conference on Diabetes Research

On December 11-12, 2014 the first German-French Conference on diabetes research will be held at the French Embassy in Berlin. It is also the kick-off...

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05.12.2014

Rapeseed/Canola Oil Improves Cholesterol and Liver Enzyme Levels in Obese Men

As a pilot study of the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) has now shown, daily dietary intake of 50 g of rapeseed/canola oil – in contrast to...

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02.12.2014

ERC Starting Grant Awarded to Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut

Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut, head of the Young Investigator Group Molecular Endocrinology at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the DZD, has...

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01.12.2014

Type 2 Diabetes: Unspecific Symptom Pattern Reveals Elevated Risk

Individuals who suffer from a variety of unspecific somatic symptoms have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The symptom complex is thus...

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01.12.2014

Genetic Defect Causes Diabetes and Neurodegeneration

The metabolic disorder diabetes mellitus and degenerative diseases of the nervous system may have one and the same cause. This discovery was made by...

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26.11.2014

Interactive DZD Stand at the World Diabetes Day 2014 in Leipzig

On November 23, 2014 the central public event for World Diabetes Day with nearly 4,000 participants was held in the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL). The...

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24.11.2014

High Need for Counseling about Diabetes in the Population

Positive Response to the Nationwide Diabetes Telephone Campaign

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20.11.2014

DAG Medal for the Former Director of the German Institute of Human Nutrition

On Friday, November 21, 2014, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Joost will be awarded the DAG Medal at the 30th Annual Meeting of the German Society for the...

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18.11.2014

DZD Scientist Receives Research Prize of the Dr. Günther and Imme Wille Foundation

Dr. Henrike Sell of the German Diabetes Center, a partner in the DZD, is this year’s prize recipient of the Dr. Günther and Imme Wille Foundation. The...

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13.11.2014

Blue Landmark Buildings and Expert Tips for World Diabetes Day

On World Diabetes Day, which takes place every year on November 14th, iconic buildings throughout the world are illuminated with blue light. The...

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12.11.2014

Kids of the SMS Initiative Visit the Medi-Circus and Try Out Taekwando

The Düsseldorf primary school children participating in the initiative "SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit." (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.)...

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12.11.2014

Type 1 diabetes: Early detection – Good treatment in early stages

The Helmholtz Zentrum München – in conjunction with the Bavarian State Ministry of Public Health and Care Services and other cooperation partners –...

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11.11.2014

Today: Diabetes experts are answering your questions!

Physicians and scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) and the Competence Network Diabetes Mellitus are hosting a Germany-wide Q &...

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10.11.2014

Researchers Identify Novel Adipokine Linked to Chronic Inflammation

An international team of scientists led by Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer and Natalia Rudovich of the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner in...

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24.10.2014

DZD Researchers Decipher Mechanism of Diabetes Development

Scientists at the German Diabetes Center, a partner in the DZD, have elucidated a previously unknown mechanism in the pathogenesis of the metabolic...

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23.10.2014

Ensuring That Patients Benefit from Research

At the World Health Summit Experts Discuss How Research Results Can Reach the Patient Sooner

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17.10.2014

DZD researcher receives 2014 Gill Distinguished Scientist Award

The Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science is honoring Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the...

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15.10.2014

World Health Summit: DZGs holding Panel Discussion about Translational Medicine

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) together with the other five German Centers for Health Research (DZG) and the Federal Ministry for...

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06.10.2014

DZD Annual Report 2013

The Annual Report 2013 of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has been published.

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02.10.2014

2nd DZD Diabetes Research School: Ambition Meets Experience

Around 90 young scientists, PhD students and postdocs from around the world met in mid-September in Klosterneuburg near Vienna with seven...

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25.09.2014

DZD Awards Presented to Young Diabetes Researchers

After the Training & Education Board of the DZD had selected the award winners for 2013 last spring, the young researchers received their awards...

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25.09.2014

2nd Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference a great success

The 2nd Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference, held at Rilano No. 6 Lenbach Palais in Munich September 21st to 23rd, 2014, seamlessly...

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24.09.2014

12th Düsseldorf Diabetes Day – Living Well with Diabetes and Avoiding Complications

On September 27, 2014 the German Diabetes Centre, a partner in the DZD, the Düsseldorf diabetologists and the North Rhine-Westphalian state...

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04.09.2014

Plant Compounds Have A Beneficial Effect on the Glucose Metabolism of Liver Cells

Vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices contain many phytochemicals. As a research team led by physician Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer of the German Institute...

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22.08.2014

Demonstrated for the first time directly in humans: Insulin action in the brain regulates glucose metabolism

Selective insulin action in certain brain areas improves glucose metabolism throughout the body. This is a finding of a study by scientists at the...

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18.08.2014

EpiGlyko: New BMBF Research Project on Molecular Alterations in Diabetes

What are the consequences of permanently elevated blood glucose levels on a molecular level? The BMBF-funded research project EpiGlyko - The...

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12.08.2014

Optimal Management of Diabetes – Experts Answer Questions about Diabetes

Germany-wide Telephone Q & A Session on November11th

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11.08.2014

Work-related stress is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Job strain can significantly increase the risk of developing diabetes. This conclusion was based on prospective data from a population-based study...

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05.08.2014

Professor Hans-Ulrich Häring Elected Member of the Leopoldina

Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. Hans-Ulrich Häring, member of the managing board of the DZD, has been elected a member of the Leopoldina, the German National...

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04.08.2014

Diabetes: A duo helps better

Metformin* and SGLT2 inhibitors** together reduce the blood sugar levels considerably more effectively than either drug alone. Scientists from the...

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04.08.2014

Best Paper Award 2014 for DZD Scientists

The Best Paper Award 2014 of the Journal of Peptide Science goes to scientists of the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) at the DZD site...

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31.07.2014

Hope for the overweight

The body has different types of adipose tissue that perform various metabolic tasks: white, beige and brown. For the first time, researchers at the...

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30.07.2014

Fighting fat with a single molecule

A single molecule may provide hope for millions of people, as researchers have combined two hormones formed in the digestive tract into one novel...

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25.07.2014

German Diabetes Center Evaluated Positively

Like every Leibniz institution, the DZD partner, the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in Düsseldorf, is regularly evaluated by external reviewers, at the...

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23.07.2014

20 Genes Confirmed as Diabetes Genes: DZD Sheds Light on Diabetes Pathogenesis

Massive obesity increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. However, not every fat person develops the disease, because the susceptibility for type 2...

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23.07.2014

DZD Scientist Receives Young Investigator Award

For her research on obesity and diabetes mellitus, Dr. Julia Szendrödi, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Research Center (CRC) unit at the German...

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22.07.2014

JDRF research grant for type 1 diabetes research

Scientists at the DZD partners in Munich and Dresden aim to investigate T-cell mediated immunoreactions involved in type 1 diabetes to find out what...

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16.07.2014

Weight gain influences intestinal bacteria and metabolite patterns

An increase in body weight is accompanied by changes in both the composition of gut microbiota and the pattern of thousands of metabolites. In...

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15.07.2014

DZD Active Participant in “Diabetes Challenges Us!”

During the campaign day "Diabetes bewegt uns!" / “Diabetes Challenges Us!” of the Bavarian Ministry of Health on July 12th at Odeonsplatz in Munich,...

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01.07.2014

A Public Call for More Research on Diabetes – An Interview with Prof Dr. Anette-G. Ziegler

Professor Ziegler sums up the research successes of recent years, particularly with regard to early diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. The renowned...

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01.07.2014

Fit with Diabetes: Training with Sprinter Daniel Schnelting

As part of the project “Diabetes at School” of the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf, Daniel Schnelting, multiple-time German champion...

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01.07.2014

Practice-Oriented Diabetes Research – News from the Diabetes Congress

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) Presents Itself to the Medical Public

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01.07.2014

Honors for DZD Scientists

At the Diabetes Conference of the German Diabetes Association (DDG), which took place in Berlin at the end of May, two DZD scientists were awarded...

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01.07.2014

Tilman Grune New Scientific Director of the DZD Partner DIfE

On June 11th Prof. Tilman Grune will be installed as scientific director of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DifE) by the...

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07.06.2014

SMS Diabetes Initiative: Düsseldorf Elementary School Students in Soccer Fever

The children participating in the initiative "SMS. Sei schlau. Mach mit. Sei fit." (in English: Be smart. Join in. Be fit.) of the DZD partner German...

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05.06.2014

Analyzing Proteins in Two Dimensions – Rainbow Workshop at the DDZ

The German Diabetes Center, a partner in the DZD, invited participants for the sixth time to the Protein Rainbow Workshop in Düsseldorf. This year the...

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20.05.2014

German Diabetes Risk Test Optimized by DZD Scientists

DZD scientists at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) have optimized the Diabetes Risk Test* on the basis of new study data. Together with...

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20.05.2014

Lecture on the Successful Development of a Diabetes Drug

The successful development of a new diabetes drug – an SGLT2 inhibitor – from the test tube to the patient was presented in a fascinating lecture by...

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12.05.2014

2nd Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference. This meeting will be held on September 21-23, 2014, at the...

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12.05.2014

With a Balanced Breakfast Fit for the School Day

As part of the initiative “SMS. Be smart. Join in. Be fit.”, the German Diabetes Center in (DDZ) Düsseldorf, a partner in the DZD, organized a fitness...

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09.05.2014

Important Signals Identified for the Targeted Development and Regeneration of Beta Cells

A collaborative study by an international team of scientists published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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05.05.2014

Mothers Who Breastfeed Have a Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Data from the Potsdam EPIC* Study have now shown that women who have breastfed have about a 40 percent reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes...

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02.05.2014

From Bench to Bedside: Scientific discussion with the founder of Dapagliflozin

Prof. William Washburn will present his data on  "Dapagliflozin - from Bench to Bedside" on Friday May 16th, at the Helmholtz Zentrum München....

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30.04.2014

DZD Board Member Michael Roden Honored with Somogyi Award 2014

For his outstanding work in the field of clinical and experimental research to achieve a better understanding of hypoglycemia in people with diabetes,...

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28.04.2014

Diabetes researcher Matthias Tschöp receives 2014 Paul Martini Prize

Neuherberg, Germany 28 April 2014. The Paul Martini Foundation is honouring Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp, diabetes researcher at the Helmholtz Zentrum...

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23.04.2014

Type 1 diabetes: Vitamin D deficiency occurs in an early stage

Low levels of vitamin D are commonly found in people with type 1 diabetes. But even children who have multiple positive islet autoantibodies without...

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07.04.2014

Near Three-fold Risk of Diabetes in Children of Parents with Type 2 Diabetes

People who have parents with type 2 diabetes may have up to a 2.9-fold increased risk for this disease. This is suggested by results of the Potsdam...

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28.03.2014

Are Obesity and Diabetes Pre-programmed in the Womb?

Scientists led by Dr. Hubert Preißl and Prof. Andreas Fritsche of the University Hospital Tübingen and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)...

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26.03.2014

Diabetes: Good Self-Management Helps to Reduce Mortality

People with type 2 diabetes who report good self-management behavior have a reduced mortality risk. This was the result of a population-based study...

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21.03.2014

Diabetes Information Day in Düsseldorf

On April 9, 2014 the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a partner in the DZD, is organizing an information day for the third time. Current developments in...

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21.03.2014

DZD presents "News about Type 2 Diabetes" at the DGE Symposium

Scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) provided insights into the latest findings and trends of diabetes research at the 57th...

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12.03.2014

Type 1 diabetes: Gut microbiota networks may influence autoimmune processes

The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children. The fact that these...

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11.03.2014

Type 1 diabetes in adults: Antibody affinity is decisive

Patients with LADA – a form of autoimmune type 1 diabetes in adulthood – can be distinguished from patients with non-autoimmune type 2 diabetes by...

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05.03.2014

Molecular Evidence of Imminent Disease Development for Type 1 Diabetes

Diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is preceded by the appearance of pancreatic islet cell autoantibodies circulating in the blood. Scientists of Helmholtz...

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19.02.2014

DZD Exchange with Japanese Delegation about Diabetes Research and Prevention

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented itself to Japanese diabetes scientists as point of contact for an international exchange about...

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18.02.2014

First Joint Clinical Trial of the DZD Is Published

In the current issue of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) and the University Hospital of...

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13.02.2014

DZD Scientists Participate in an Interdisciplinary EU Project on Nutrition

The European Research Commission will fund the interdisciplinary project “Nudge-it” with nine million euros. DZD scientists from Tübingen are among...

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12.02.2014

Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize Goes to DZD Scientist

Dr. Claudia Wiza, a young researcher at the German Diabetes Center, a partner in the DZD, has been awarded the Dr. Eickelberg Foundation Prize 2013....

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05.02.2014

Link between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes: a TV report

In its TV series “Gesundheit (Health)” on January 28, 2014, Bavarian Radio included a feature about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In the...

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30.01.2014

Stem cell research: New, major EU research grant focused on stem cell-based treatment of diabetes

A grant of 6 million euros for the HumEn project brings together leading European stem cell-research groups and industrial partners in a coordinated...

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27.01.2014

Insulin-Producing Beta Cells from Stem Cells

DZD scientists Decipher Early Molecular Mechanisms of Differentiation: The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway and microRNA 335 are instrumental in...

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21.01.2014

Research award for KKG Type 2 Diabetes

Die Klinische Kooperationsgruppe „Subklassifikation von Typ 2 Diabetes“ erhielt Ende letzten Jahres für die Studie PPS-Diab (Prediction, Prevention...

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20.01.2014

Higher diabetes risk due to disturbed gene experssion

Warum erkranken manche Menschen an Krebs, andere nicht? Wer ist anfällig für Altersdiabetes? Viele Krankheiten sind eng mit unserer DNA gekoppelt;...

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09.01.2014

Multihormone reverses metabolic damage of high calorie diet

A single molecule, which acts equally on the receptors of the metabolic hormones glucagon and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) improves body weight and...

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19.12.2013

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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10.12.2013

First Russian - German Conference on Endocrinology/Diabetology

Upon the initiative of academy member Professor Ivan I. Dedov, president of the Russian Academy of Medical Science (RAMS), and Professor Helmut Hahn,...

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02.12.2013

“Type-1-diabetes: is it possible to delay the disease?” – a television report

“Type-1-diabetes: is it possible to delay the disease?” was the title of the report on Bavarian television’s science show „Gesundheit“ („Health“) on...

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02.12.2013

DZD Annual Report 2012

The Annual Report 2012 of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has been published.

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18.11.2013

Paul Langerhans Institute Receives Direct Funding from the Free State of Saxony

Professor Sabine von Schorlemer, Minister of the Saxon Ministry of Science and Art, visited the diabetes research center, the Paul Langerhans...

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14.11.2013

Glowing Blue: World Diabetes Day – DZD Takes Part in the Blue Monument Challenge

On World Diabetes Day, November 14th, distinctive buildings shall be lit up in blue in various locations in Germany. The German Center for Diabetes...

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13.11.2013

Lifestyle Change Not Enough for High-Risk Individuals

Each year 36 million people across the globe die of noninfectious diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Common risk factors...

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12.11.2013

The role of the brain in blood sugar metabolism

In the current issue of the scientific journal ‘Nature’ researchers suggest that the brain has an important impact on maintaining blood glucose...

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11.11.2013

Inspiring First DZD Diabetes Research School for Young Researchers

Five internationally renowned scientists gave graduate students and postdocs from around the world insight into the latest results and trends in...

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07.11.2013

Gut Hormone Test Predicts Individual Efficacy of Gastric Bypass

The sensitivity of the GLP-1 hormone, which is secreted by the gastrointestinal tract, can predict the metabolic efficacy of a gastric bypass. The use...

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06.11.2013

Dr. Heike Vogel Receives Brandenburg Young Scientist Award

On November 12, 2013, the State of Brandenburg will present the Brandenburg Young Scientist Award to the best young researchers of the year. The award...

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05.11.2013

Lower Intake of Soft Drinks, Processed Meat and White Bread Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

A diet that is low in sugar-sweetened beverages, processed meat and white bread is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. This is the...

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30.10.2013

New multiple action intestinal hormone corrects diabetes

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), a partner in the DZD, and the Technische Universität München (TUM), together with scientists in...

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30.10.2013

HDL cholesterol controls blood glucose

High density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), the so-called “good“ cholesterol improves blood glucose levels by enhancing skeletal muscle function and...

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29.10.2013

Type 2 diabetes: New associations identified between genes and metabolic markers

In two comprehensive studies, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), a partner in the DZD, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)...

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29.10.2013

Researchers Achieve Breakthrough with Artificial Pancreas System for Diabetes Therapy

Diabetes researchers at Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital Dresden, a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research, have implanted the...

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15.10.2013

No Difference in Diet and Lifestyle Advice for Individuals with and without Diabetes

The results of a large-scale longitudinal observational study suggest that people with diabetes do not require different dietary and lifestyle...

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14.10.2013

Great success for international Diabetes Conference in Munich

The joint diabetes conference of Helmholtz Zentrum München,a partner in the DZD, and Nature Medicine, which took place September 22-24, was a great...

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10.10.2013

Weight loss through the use of intestinal barrier sleeves

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the DZD, in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, USA, have discovered that the...

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09.10.2013

German Center for Diabetes Research at the EASD in Barcelona

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented itself extensively at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of...

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02.10.2013

Study Explains Why Diabetic Retinopathy Is Difficult to Treat

Damage to the retina due to diabetes can be ameliorated only partially, despite treatment with the standard drug metformin. Scientists of Helmholtz...

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23.09.2013

Conference: Innovation in Diabetes Research

Around 150 experts from academia and industry convened on September 18th, 2013 in Lund, Sweden at the IDEA Summit (Innovation in Diabetes: European...

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17.09.2013

Insulin Clearance in the Liver May Predict Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by obesity, high blood pressure, disturbed lipid metabolism and insulin resistance of body cells. People who...

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17.09.2013

Type 1 Diabetes: Preventive Therapy

Through the detection of islet autoantibodies, type 1 diabetes can often be diagnosed years before the onset of the autoimmune disease. In many cases,...

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16.09.2013

Professor Dr. Matthias Tschöp Elected Member of the German National Academy of Sciences

Professor Dr. Matthias Tschöp has been elected a member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences. In a multi-stage selection...

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12.09.2013

More than just type 1 or type 2: DiMelli study points to different forms of diabetes

Funded by the DZD, the DiMelli study examines the different phenotypes of diabetes mellitus in relation to their immunological, metabolic and genetic...

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30.08.2013

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: What exactly is healthy obesity?

Metabolically healthy obesity – where an individual has a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30, but does not appear to be at increased risk of the...

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29.08.2013

Tracking Down Proteins

Current methods of bioanalysis were the focus of the fifth Protein Rainbow Workshop at the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf. At the international...

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27.08.2013

Professor Ziegler Honored with the Excellence in Clinical Research Award of the JDRF

In recognition of her significant clinical research in the field of type 1 diabetes, Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a...

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22.08.2013

Family history of diabetes increases the risk of prediabetes

A study involving more than 8,000 participants has shown that people with a family history of diabetes see their risk of prediabetes increase by 26%....

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25.07.2013

Shaping Type 1 Diabetes

Renowned scientists from all over the world meet again in Munich to present and discuss new results from their research on our 7th traditional "Wiesn...

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18.07.2013

Heat Generation from Fat – An Evolutionarily Early Phenomenon

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University of Marburg have found that thermogenesis in mammalian brown adipose tissue is a mechanism...

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17.07.2013

1st Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference

We are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference. This meeting will be held on September 22-24, 2013, at the...

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16.07.2013

The German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf Opens New Institute for Beta Cell Biology

On July 16, 2013 the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), a partner in the DZD, will open a new institute – the Institute for Beta Cell Biology. In this...

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10.07.2013

Physical Fitness is an Independent Predictor of Body Weight

As a large European study with 2,056 healthy adults around age 50 shows, physical fitness, i.e. cardiorespiratory* fitness and physical activity...

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08.07.2013

Early Childhood Respiratory Infections May Be Potential Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Respiratory infections in early childhood may be a potential risk factor for developing type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D), according to a study published...

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24.06.2013

Enhancing weight loss: Gastric banding with hormone therapy

Scientists at the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner within the DZD, and the Technical University of...

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19.06.2013

Largest American Diabetes Congress Begins

The 73rd Scientific Sessions (2013) of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will begin on June 21st in Chicago. More than 18,000 diabetes experts...

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19.06.2013

Conclusions from Focus @Helmholtz: What are the Benefits of Personalized Medicine?

On June 12th the Helmholtz Association invited the public to a panel discussion at the Berlin Forum on Friedrichstraße. This was the second event in...

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18.06.2013

Autoantibodies Herald the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

The onset age of type 1 diabetes in children can now be accurately estimated for the first time. In the largest international study of its kind,...

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13.06.2013

Genetic Association between Diabetes and Cancer Discovered

In the article “The Cancer-Associated FGFR4-G388R Polymorphism Enhances Pancreatic Insulin Secretion and Modifies the Risk of Diabetes”*, which was...

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11.06.2013

Factors of Successful Translational Research

Close collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians is the key to the efficient translation of medical research findings. This was the...

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10.06.2013

New Brain Signal Discovered for the Regulation of Body Weight

Scientists of the Institute of Diabetes and Obesity at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the DZD, in collaboration with colleagues at the...

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07.06.2013

Professor Lammert Receives Scientific Award 2013 of the Klüh Foundation

The Scientific Award 2013 of the Klüh Foundation for the Promotion of Innovation in Science and Research went this year to University Professor Dr....

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17.05.2013

DNA variant affects diabetes risk and treatment response.

A DNA variant near a digestive enzyme does not only affect risk of developing diabetes but also affects the response to treatment. This finding is...

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15.05.2013

Diabetes Congress 2013: Today’s Research for Tomorrow’s Practice

The Diabetes Congress 2013, the 48th annual meeting of the German Diabetes Association (DDG), came to a successful close on May 11, 2013 in Leipzig....

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14.05.2013

DZD at the Diabetes Tour in Essen on June 8th

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) will participate with an interactive stand at the Diabetes Tour 2013 in the Congress Center Essen (CCE...

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14.05.2013

Air pollution increases risk of insulin resistance in children

New research shows that growing up in areas where air pollution is increased raises the risk of insulin resistance (the prescursor to diabetes) in...

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09.05.2013

Two DZD Scientists Honored at DDG Annual Meeting

At this year's annual meeting of the German Diabetes Association (DDG), two scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) were honored...

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08.05.2013

Major international TEDDY study finds no link between virus infection and rapidly developing type 1 diabetes in young children

Some of the earliest results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in The Young (TEDDY) study - a major Europe-USA consortium exploring the...

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18.04.2013

2nd Diabetes Information Day in Düsseldorf

The German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf, a partner in the DZD, held its second diabetes information day on April 10th. More than 200 diabetes...

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17.04.2013

DZD Expert Prof. Fritsche in Telephone Q & A Session

Together with other diabetes experts, Prof. Dr. Andreas Fritsche of the DZD partner institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of...

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15.04.2013

DZD Training & Education Program 2013

The German Center for Diabetes Research contributes to the advancement of young researchers with its own training and education program for young,...

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10.04.2013

Researchers Discover New Indicator for Insulin Resistance in Humans

High concentrations of free fatty acids (FFAs) in the blood predict insulin resistance in humans only when high blood concentrations of the fatty...

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19.03.2013

All-Round Success for First Diabetes Information Day in Munich

On Saturday, March 16th, the German Center for Diabetes Research took part in the first Diabetes Information Day of the Diabetes Information Service...

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05.03.2013

Scientists Elucidate the Role of Fatty Liver in Type 2 Diabetes Pathogenesis

In a review article analyzing novel data that has emerged during the past five years, scientists of the University of Tübingen, a partner in the DZD,...

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27.02.2013

Implantation of Patient’s Own Islet Cells at Dresden University Hospital

The Center for Islet Cell Transplantation at Dresden University Hospital has saved a 43-year-old work accident victim from developing diabetes: A team...

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26.02.2013

Excellent Infrastructure for Diabetes and Regeneration Research

The Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR), directed by Professor Heiko Lickert at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the DZD, has...

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25.02.2013

First Diabetes Information Day on March 16th in Munich

On Saturday, March 16th the Diabetes Information Service Munich is hosting its first Diabetes Information Day in the Munich hospital Klinikum rechts...

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18.02.2013

Vincent Symposium on Epidemiology and Health Care Research

The symposium “Diabetes Complications 24 Years after the St. Vincent Declaration – What is the Situation in Germany?” will take place on April 26,...

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05.02.2013

Researchers Identify New Protein Biomarkers for Type 2 Diabetes

Three proteins that can be measured in plasma correlate with type 2 diabetes and are thus potential new biomarkers for the disease. These are the...

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30.01.2013

New Open Access Journal "Molecular Metabolism"

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD, Germany) and German Research Center for Environmental Health (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich,...

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21.01.2013

“Overweight and Yet Healthy“ – a TV Documentary with DZD Scientists

On January 21, 2013 3Sat nano broadcast a documentary about the liver protein fetuin-A, which may trigger metabolic problems. The main focus of the...

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15.01.2013

FGF21 Mediates Key Metabolic Actions of Glucagon

Interaction between the hormones glucagon and fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) critically regulates lipid metabolism and body weight. The result of...

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09.01.2013

German Institute of Human Nutrition Receives ‘Very Good to Excellent’ Rating

After conducting a rigorous and multifaceted evaluation, an international commission of experts gave the German Institute of Human Nutrition...

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19.12.2012

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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05.12.2012

Potassium is an early marker of type 2 diabetes

Working in partnership with the German Center for Diabetes Research, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered that low...

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29.11.2012

Presentations of the DZD at the Diabetes Tour in Hannover and World Diabetes Day in Berlin

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented its research activities to the public  at two recently held events – the Diabetes Tour in...

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27.11.2012

Strategic Alliance “Novel Targets for the Therapy of Obesity-Linked Diabetes”

Sanofi and the Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) at Helmholtz Zentrum München have entered a new strategic research alliance in the field of...

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21.11.2012

DZD Awards for Young Scientists Conferred for the First Time

This year the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) held an award competition for young scientists for the first time. Young scientists of the...

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16.11.2012

Individualized Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes: How Can New Study Results Help?

Diabetes and its secondary diseases adversely affect patients’ quality of life and pose challenges to both physicians and the healthcare system alike....

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12.11.2012

Doubling down against Diabetes: Turbo-charged Gut Hormones

A collaboration between scientists in Munich, Germany and Bloomington, USA may have overcome one of the major challenges drug makers have struggled...

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29.10.2012

Initiative Launched for a Healthy Lifestyle in Childhood

In collaboration with the agency Feuer&Flamme, the German Diabetes Center, a partner in the DZD, has launched an initiative for healthy nutrition and...

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25.10.2012

German Center for Diabetes Research Strongly Represented at EASD Annual Meeting

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented itself in all sessions of the 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of...

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25.10.2012

Gestational Diabetes: Breastfeeding Reduces Later Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) who breastfeed their infant have been found, over the long term, to have a 40 percent...

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16.10.2012

Obesity at the World Health Summit

At the World Health Summit in Berlin, a session on the topic of obesity will take place on October 22nd at 2:30 PM. Renowned scientists will discuss...

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12.10.2012

14 New Biomarkers Identified for Type 2 Diabetes

In a metabolomics study organized also by the DZD 14 novel biomarkers could be identified. The study was accomplished by a research team led by Anna...

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28.09.2012

Berlin: Bronze Bust in Honor of Paul Langerhans on the Charité Campus

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes will unveil a bronze bust in honor of the Berlin researcher during a commemoration ceremony on...

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25.09.2012

First diagnostic markers for pre-diabetes discovered

Detecting a predisposition to type 2 diabetes and preventing the disease before it develops is possible based on a current study by scientists at the...

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11.09.2012

EURADIA Symposium on Advances in Diabetes Research

On October 1st a  symposium will take place in Berlin highlighting the advances that have been made in diabetes research. The symposium, organized by...

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05.09.2012

New ImmunDiabRisk Study: Does Diabetes in Children Develop Already During Pregnancy?

Participants are being sought for a new ImmunDiabRisk study by the Diabetes research group of Technische Universität München and the Institute for...

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20.08.2012

Incidence of Diabetes in Germany Projected to Increase Dramatically

Today in Germany the estimated percentage of adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is between seven and eight percent. New epidemiological data and...

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02.08.2012

5th Autumn School of MEG Center Tuebingen

The MEG Center Tuebingen is organizing the 5th Autumn School „Structure the Brain“ from October 9 to 11, 2012. The Center is a partner of the...

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30.07.2012

Launch of Study on Long-Term Consequences of Gestational Diabetes

As of the beginning of this year, a blood glucose tolerance test to screen for gestational diabetes is being offered to all expectant mothers in...

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11.07.2012

DZD at the Long Night of Science in Dresden

The 10th Long Night of Science in Dresden on July 6th drew tens of thousands of visitors to the research institutions of the university city in...

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05.07.2012

Germany-wide Diabetes Prevention Study Launched

Obesity and diabetes are on the rise in Germany despite an increase in people’s physical activity. The Germany-wide pre-diabetes lifestyle...

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28.06.2012

ICEMED: Imaging and Curing Environmental Metabolic Diseases

Together with leading German scientists at all stages of the value chain, Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the DZD, is building a strong...

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27.06.2012

Identification of Obesity Genes Points to New Ways of Preventing Diabetes

Two genes that are overexpressed in adipose tissue of morbidly obese people have now been identified by renowned scientists working within the...

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26.06.2012

Pre-POINT Study: Immunization-like Insulin Treatment to Delay or Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

More and more children and adolescents are being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and at younger and younger ages. The number of new cases peaks in the...

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20.06.2012

Presentation of the DZD at the Capital City Congress for Medicine and Health

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented its research activities along with the other German Centers for Health Research (DZG) at an...

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02.06.2012

German Center for Diabetes Research at the Science Summer Exhibition in Lübeck

Prevent Diabetes – Personal Diabetes Counseling and Interactive Information

Diabetes – what are the causes and symptoms? Is diabetes curable? Can the...

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22.05.2012

DZD Symposium "Insulin, Adipokines and the Brain" at the Diabetes Congress 2012

The brain plays a crucial role in our body weight by controlling our eating habits. The gray cells receive the necessary information about the current...

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22.05.2012

Awards for DZD Scientists at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the German Diabetes Association

Four scientists of the partner institutes of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) were honored at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the German...

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16.05.2012

Humboldt Professorship in Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München

The award ceremony for the Alexander von Humboldt professorships took place in Berlin on May 15, 2012. One of the coveted positions went to Professor...

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15.05.2012

DZD presents the role of the brain in metabolism at DDG Annual Meeting

„Insulin, Adipokine und Gehirn“ meaning „Insuline, Adipokines and Brain“ is the subject of the symposium organized by the Deutsches Zentrum für...

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27.04.2012

Nationwide Telephone Hotline regarding Diabetes on April 16

A free nationwide telephone hotline on Diabetes will be open on April 16, 2012 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Under 0800-0 60 4000 experts of the Competence...

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27.04.2012

Methionine levels considered as new biomarker for type 1 diabetes

The Institute for Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München, which is headed by Prof. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, has discovered that autoimmune...

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26.04.2012

Xenotransplantation – Promising Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

A research team led by Professor Eckhard Wolf and Professor Jochen Seißler of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich and affiliated with the German...

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17.04.2012

Fat Quality Also Significant for Blood Glucose Levels

The dietary intake of saturated fatty acids (SFAs) from food of animal origin may alter brain function and sleep. This is a conclusion of a study...

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16.04.2012

First DZD Satellite Workshop for young researchers

With its unique focus on all aspects of translational research the German Center for Diabetes Research is dedicated to educate a new generation of...

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14.03.2012

Karl Oberdisse Award 2012 Goes to Scientist from the DZD

Julia Szendrödi, MD, PhD, of the Institute for Clinical Diabetology at the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf (DDZ), a partner in the German Center...

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13.03.2012

Blood Glucose Screening for Gestational Diabetes Now Covered by Statutory Health Insurance

Gestational diabetes is diagnosed in nearly four percent of all expectant mothers in Germany. In 2010 approximately 24,000 women were affected. For...

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02.03.2012

New BAI Not Superior to Traditional BMI

Scientists at the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) have compared different methods for estimating the percentage of body fat. According to...

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21.02.2012

Professor Norbert Stefan on Obesity and Diabetes

In a podcast of Bavarian Radio’s series Bayern 5 aktuell Professor Stefan informs listeners about interesting links between obesity and diabetes.
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17.02.2012

Incidence of type 1 diabetes-associated autoantibodies is particularly high in early childhood

The incidence of autoantibodies against antigens of the insulin-producing beta cells has a peak between the age of nine months and two years. In turn,...

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02.02.2012

Brown Fat May Aid in Weight Loss – Potential Obesity Therapy

Using the body’s own resources – brown fat tissue – scientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research led by Professor Norbert Stefan of...

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24.01.2012

Early menarche can increase the risk of diabetes

The younger girls are at the onset of menstruation, the greater their risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes in the course of their lives. This is...

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24.01.2012

State of the Art Conference on Stem Cells in July in Dresden

July 18-20, 2012 Dresden will host a state of the art conference on Stem Cell Biology with high relevance to type 1 diabetes. The 4th International...

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11.01.2012

Inaugural Lecture “Heavy Fare and Light Mice”

The biochemist Professor Hadi Al-Hasani will give his inaugural lecture on January 13, 2012 at the Medical Faculty of the University of Düsseldorf....

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13.12.2011

Diabetes – The Underestimated Risk

Forsa Survey in the Year of Science – Research for Our Health

Diabetes is a disease of civilization: Most cases could be avoided by leading a...

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06.12.2011

Jühling Prizes and Jühling Medal 2011

Awards for Research on Novel Adipokine Hormone and on the Relationship between Environmental Factors and Diabetes

On November 30, 2011 the Jühling...

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30.11.2011

Innovative Approaches to Early Detection and Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Berlin – Type 1 diabetes is the most common metabolic disease in children and adolescents. Around 24 000 boys and girls living in Germany have been...

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17.11.2011

Diabetes Research Department at Helmholtz Zentrum München

Neuherberg, 16.11.2010. The Minister-President of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, officially  opened the Diabetes Research Department at the Helmholtz...

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12.11.2011

New Initiatives in Diabetes Research in Germany

As of the present time, more than six million people suffer from diabetes in Germany. In view of the steadily growing number of patients, the Federal...

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08.11.2011

Expansion of Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München

Neuherberg, 12.10.2011. Professor Matthias Tschöp has been named a recipient of one of the four Alexander von Humboldt Professorships. Professor...

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02.11.2011

DZD in World Diabetes Day

Visitors can learn about all aspects of diabetes at the World Diabetes Day 2011 exhibition at the International Conference Center in Berlin, which...

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30.09.2011

Vitamin D May Reduce Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

People with good vitamin D status have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, carried out at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in...

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14.09.2011

New Insights into the Etiology of Complex Common Diseases

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in cooperation with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and King’s College London (KCL), have identified the...

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06.09.2011

EASD 2011: Annual Meeting

Zum Jahrestreffen der “European Association for the Study of Diabetes” (EASD) kommen rund 17.000 Diabetes-Experten vom 12. bis 16. September 2011 in...

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12.08.2011

Metabolomics as a basis for gender-specific drugs

Neuherberg, 12.08.2011. Analyses of the metabolic profile of blood serum reveal significant differences between men and women. From their tests,...

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