News

In this section are listed news about important publications, research projects and events.

sleep clock alarm symbole picture

Psychology & Neurosciences

COVID-19: How a pandemic negatively impacts our sleep

Social distancing, home office, quarantine: To slow down the spread of the coronavirus our daily lives changed significantly. A crisis like that can affect our health and also influence our sleeping patterns. A research team at IfADo in collaboration with …

Research

New insights into the functioning of the liver

In Germany, as many as five million people suffer from liver diseases. The liver is a resilient and complex organ which we do not understand enough even in its basic functioning. A team at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors …
Woman overwhelmed in the office (symbol image).

Immunology

How psychological stress affects the immune system

Stress at work or at home can make us more susceptible to infections or cancer. Immunologists at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) are investigating how stress affects the immune system in detail. In a new research …

Ergonomics

How mind wandering is reflected in the brain

It doesn’t matter whether you are already thinking about the end of the day at work or are compiling a shopping list in your head while driving: Everybody wanders with the thoughts. But this can not only reduce your own performance. It can also be dangerous in …

Immunology

Immune response against corona infection

Immunologists at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), in collaboration with local partners, are currently developing methods to detect antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Their aim is not only to determine …

Psychology & Neurosciences

There isn’t just one way of doing it: Different parameters of brain stimulation

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to constantly change and thereby learn something new or adapt to different conditions. This is not only essential for memory, but also for the recovery after brain injuries. Pathological changes in neuroplasticity …
Brain (Symbol image)

Psychology & Neurosciences

The influence of nicotine on the brain

„Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times,“ is a famous quote of the author Mark Twain. For many people it is difficult to quit smoking, since nicotine stimulates the brain and increases processes of …
Mammary crest cells with nucleus in blue and fat droplets in green

Research

How breast cancer cells use fat to protect themselves

Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in women in Germany. Why cancer cells are so viable is a central research question. Dr. Cristina Cadenas, a researcher at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), and her …
Dr. Ahmed Ghallab

Awards

GASL award 2019 for Ahmed Ghallab

The German Association for the Study of the Liver (GASL) has honored Dr. Ahmed Ghallab with the GASL award of the YAEL foundation 2019. The award is donated annually with 3.000 euro. The best scientific publication of the previous year is chosen by the board …