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Researchers from Germany and Japan meet to tackle ageing crisis

The Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation has organised a meeting between German and Japanese researchers to find solutions to combating the problems of ageing societies.

The Humboldt-Colloquium in Kyoto, which took place on 16 to 18 September, united 120 Japanese researchers with their German peers to present their research and discuss possible solutions. One of the main topics of the forum was neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers, which, the organisers said, will pose an incredible challenge to the health systems of developed countries in the next 30 to 40 years.

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