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LIFE Health Study

Health Study

All about LIFE: The Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases - LIFE - is a major research project of the Universität Leipzig, Germany. 

Eye on Civilization diseases: With looking at the cause and development of widespread common diseases, LIFE, a major health care study offers the opportunity to develop more effective prevention and treatment strategies.

Tracing the causes of civilization diseases: The scientific network is tracking the causes of important widespread diseases such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, heart attack, diabetes, depression, dementia, head and neck-cancer, inflammatory diseases and allergies. Until 2014, 26.500 Leipzig residents - children and adults - will be analyzed clinically and bioanalytically as well as asked about their personal conditions of living. LIFE aims at largely unraveling the interplay between genetic predisposition, metabolism, environment and individual lifestyle at a single location.
The LIFE research network in Leipzig will open up a new dimension of understanding of the different roles of genetic factors, environmental conditions and individual lifestyle in the incidence of widespread diseases. 

LIFE helps to improve the quality of live: As a large scale study LIFE offers the opportunity to learn more about the causes of wide spread civilization diseases and consequently to further explore opportunities for individualized diagnostics and targeted approaches in therapy and prevention. This will ultimately help to improve the healthcare and quality of living in general. LIFE currently is the biggest German research project tackling lifestyle diseases.

  • Probandengesuch LIFE-Child

    Das LIFE-Team möchte Kinder im Alter von 0 bis 18 Jahren und deren Eltern in die LIFE-Child-Studienambulanz einladen. Besuchen Sie uns und melden Sie sich an! [mehr]

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  • Veranstaltungen

    04. Dezember 2019
    LIFE Tag
    weitere Info in Kürze


    Biobank-Führungen (monatl.) und zum ResearchFestival 2020 
    [mehr Info und Anmeldung

  • Pressemeldungen

    02.09.2019
    German Biobank Alliance hat drei neue Partner-Biobanken
    [zur Pressemeldung]

    23.05.2019
    25 Institutsjahre: „Wir sind die Richter der Medizin“ 
    [zur LVZ]

    13.05.2019
    Vier neue Partner für die German Biobank Alliance
    [zur Pressemeldung]

    28.06.2018
    Wie entstehen Volkskrankheiten?
    [PM Uni Leipzig]

    07. Juni 2018
    Biobankenallianz startet Infokampagne
    [PM Uni Leipzig]

    16. Mai 2018
    Elektronische Medien führen zu auffälligem Verhalten bei Vorschulkindern
    [PM Uni Leipzig]

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  • Karriere

    Stellenangebote [mehr]
    Praktika [mehr]
    Master/Promotion LIFE-Child [mehr]
    Abschlussarbeiten LIFE-IT [mehr]