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Parkinson’s: Bend in Molecule Trans­forms Protein into Aggregation Inhibitor
28 July 2015 – Aggregates of the body’s own protein α-synuclein in the brain are believed to be a cause of Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at Jülich and Düsseldorf have observed how the protein loses its fatal tendency to aggregate when its molecular structure is altered at a critical site. The effect could provide a basis for new therapeutic approaches and help to explain the striking similiarities between various neuro­degenerative diseases.
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Jülich encourages young people’s interest in scientific topics from an early age, hoping to attract excellent young scientists of the future. To this end, Forschungszentrum Jülich offers a range of opportunities and perspectives at all stages of education. more about juelich_horizons: Support for Young Talent …

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Modelling the Human Brain

To understand the human brain using simulation – that’s the vision of the Human Brain Project (HBP). In order to make it a reality, researchers from 23 countries are working together to build a unique infrastructure that will allow them to establish and further develop a brain research and information technology network. Jülich scientists will contribute their expertise primarily in the areas of structure and function of the brain, as well as supercomputing and simulation. more: Modelling the Human Brain …


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Just as global trade flows have become an established phenomenon in the past decades, modern research also takes place in global networks. Forschungszentrum Jülich is a powerful hub in the international research network. More: Cooperations and Alliances …


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The Human Brain Project

Scientists involved in the Human Brain Project aim to gain a deeper understanding of the human brain. This will not only help to understand what makes us human, but also lay the foundation for new therapies to treat brain-related diseases. New insights might also be useful for new approaches in information technology. Four videos highlight various aspects of research undertaken at Jülich within the European Human Brain Project. Videos and other media: The Human Brain Project …