Medical University of Graz
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Bone fractures due to osteoporosis are a major risk for the elderly. It is therefore all the more important to identify people at risk. An international team of authors with the participation of scientists from Med Uni Graz has analyzed how high the risk is of suffering a second bone fracture after the first: The risk is almost 90 percent higher.
After a heart attack, the healing process can lead to increased storage of connective tissue and thus to excessive scarring of the damaged heart muscle. This so-called fibrosis in turn leads to the heart muscle gradually becoming stiff and unable to work properly, which ultimately results in heart failure. Researchers at Med Uni Graz, together with international colleagues, have now found a way to prevent the excessive formation of connective tissue after a heart attack and thus contribute to an optimal healing process.
When a child is born before the completed 37th week of pregnancy, it is called a premature birth. Modern medicine makes it possible to care for premature babies, but depending on the baby's stage of development, some of them face major challenges. One of the biggest problems is the (un)maturity of the lungs, and thus the oxygen supply to children who are born prematurely. Researchers at Med Uni Graz have made great progress in this area as part of a multi-center study.
SCIENCE4ALL as an example of Public engagement and Open Innovation in basic research - a pioneer Project for Pioneering Minds SCIENCE4ALL, a project led by Valentina Biasin [Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University of Graz, and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Pulmonary Vascular Research] is a Public and Patients Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) project in basic science.