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Interview vom 29.04.2019 zum 42. NAR-Seminar
"Wie lange können wir leben
durchgeführt von Julia Schneider

Dr. Christoph Rott 
Universität Heidelberg

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NAR I Network Aging Research

Aging as a consequence of the normal aging process is open to interventions. Age not. Since aging affects the human being in its entirety, we have founded the Network Aging Research (NAR), in order to research the different aspects of aging on an interdisciplinary concept.


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06 April 2019

Next NAR-Lecture I 05.12.2019 I 17.00-19.00 Uhr

Unser nächstes NAR-Seminar zum Thema "HERZ UND STURTZ"
findet am Donnerstag, 05. Dezember 2019, von 17.00 - 19.00 Uhr statt

  • „Der erste Sturz bringt das Alter, der zweite Sturz bringt den Tod“ (García Márquez) – Stimmt das noch?
    Prof. Dr. med. Clemens Becker, Stuttgart
  • Lebensraumnutzung und Mobilität im höheren Alter: Bedeutung und Ausprägung in verschiedenen Kollektiven
    Dr. Carl-Philipp Jansen, Heidelberg
  • Aus dem Takt geraten: Wenn das Herz einen zu Fall bringt
    Prof. Dr. med. Eberhard Scholz, Heidelberg

Kontakt I Taisiya Baysalova I Tel. +49 6221 54 8101


Cäcilia-Schwarz-Award for innovation in old aid

Cäcilia-Black-Award for innovation in old aid

Dr. Carl-Philipp Jansen, scientific employee of the network ageing research, receives the "Cäcilia-Schwarz-funding award of the German Association for public and private care e.v. for innovation in the old aid"

He was awarded for his master's degree, in which he had dealt with the recording and modification of movement behavior in the stationary elderly care.

" I am incredibly proud that our work receives a special appreciation 'out of practice' through this award. This makes it more than just research ", says the clown sports scientist in his speech.

The Award ceremony took place on June 19., 2019 in Berlin.

Photo credits: Holger Groß

Contact I Dr. Birgit Teichmann I Tel. +49 6221 54 8124



Grow old and stay young

"at the age of 66, it's not over yet!" -that's how Udo Jürgens used to sing in the 1970´s. Today, the line could also be "at 77 years old..." because what used to be called "Greis" is now considered "Advanced Adult..." and who is 70 years old today, is health on the same Stood like 30 years ago a 60-Year-old. Even if the so-called chronic age is a lens-measured indicator, you can also see it relatively. The relationship between absolute and relative age plays an important role in an extensive long-term study that heidelberg scientists have been doing since the early 1990´s.

Contakt I Dr. Birgit Teichmann I Tel. +49 6221 54 8124



The "Do and Let" - strategy

FOCUS-Online I 09.06.2019
The ageing researcher and lunar director
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl reveals the formula for a long life.

Kontakt I Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl I Tel. +49 6221 54 8127


Advanced Scholar Award 2019

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl (Director Network Aging Research, Heidelberg University) has received the Advanced Scholar Award: Socio-Behavioral Sciences of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, European Region (IAGG-ER). The award ceremony will take place on the IAGG-ER European Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 23, 2019.

Kontakt I Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl I Tel. +49 6221 54 8127

01 October 2018

NAR Lecture with Prof. Colin L. Masters on 29th October
Progress on the Road to Preventing Alzheimer´s Disease through Targeting the Amyloid Aß Pathway

On 29th October 2018, Prof. Colin L. Masters will hold a talk on Alzheimer’s disease at the NAR. He is currently the Co-Head of the Neurodegeneration Division of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (Melbourne, Australia) and one of the world’s leading experts in the field of neurodegenerative disorders. Over the past 30 years, his research has been primarily focused on the pathology of Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, and Kuru diseases. In collaboration with Prof. Konrad Beyreuther Prof. Colin L. Masters has analysed the role of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact I Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther Netzwerk AlternsfoRschung I Tel. +49 6221 54 6845

25 April 2018

Association of Abnormal Serum Potassium Levels with Arrhythmias and Cardiovascular Mortality: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Cardiovascular Drugs and Therap I 04.2018 
Purpose To provide the first systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the association of abnormal serumpotassium and cardiovascular outcomes. Methods Medline and ISI Web of Knowledge were systematically searched from inception until November 24, 2017. Data synthesis of relevant studies was performed using random effects model meta-analyses.

Contact I Liesa Katharina Hoppe (Apothekerin) Doktorandin am Netzwerk AlternsfoRschung I Tel. +49 6221 54 8143

08 March 2017

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

JAMDA 01 March 2017

Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) are drugs that pose unnecessarily high risk for older persons, as they are associated with an increased mortality of their users. This is the conclusion of a systematic review conducted by the junior research group led by Prof. Dr. Ben Schöttker. According to Clarissa Muhlack, the first author of the review and research associate at the NAR, the mortality of the study participants with PIM was 1.6 times higher than the mortality of those who did not take these medications. This association, however, has not yet been detected, as many studies contrarily did not show any influence of PIM on the mortality rate of older people. Yet, on a basis of a thorough analysis, the NAR researchers have succeeded to detect bias in these studies. “Our results underline once more that PIM should be avoided in older adults,” Clarissa Muhlack said.

Written by I Clarissa Muhlack Junior Researcher at Network Aging Research I Tel. +49 6221 54 8143

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23 February 2017

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that often predates Alzheimer’s disease (AD), can be remotely detected through a self-administered virtual reality brain training game

JAD 20 February 2017

Thessaloniki, Greece, February 20, 2017 – Greek researchers demonstrated the potential of a self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game for remotely detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI), without the need for an examiner,  among a sample of older adults. MCI patients suffer from cognitive problems and often encounter difficulties in performing complex activities such as financial planning. They are at a high risk for progressing to dementia however early detection of MCI and suitable interventions can stabilize the patients’ condition and prevent further decline.

Contact I Stelios Zygouris Research Psychologist, PhD candidate I Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ Network Aging Research

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