Polyphenols give colour to flowers and leaves of plants and help to reproduce or to repel predators. But what do these compounds have to do with the prevention of diseases and how to investigate such a relationship? Johanna Rienks from TA 2 explores these questions.
This was the central question of the first DiebBB seminars of the year 2018. Dr. Filipe De Vadder, scientist at the Cancer Research Centre in Lyon, presented new findings on the interplay between microbiota and energy homeostasis to about 30 participants.
It seems that nutrition can help to reduce the risk of developing dementia. This is the conclusion of the renowned speakers at the BAEN Café on 7 December 2017. More than 80 guests gathered at the fifth BAEN Café, organized by the Bonn Agricultural and Nutrition Network (BAEN) together with DietBB.
Holger Wagner-Thelen reports on his research in the field of epigenetics. How does a bee larva become a queen bee? How can a mouse's diet affect the fur colour of the offspring and why does one twin suffer from dementia while the other – with identical genetic equipment – shows no signs of the disease?