Medical University of Vienna

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Category: Health


Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner appointed corresponding member of the German ENT Society

Health - May 23

Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner from MedUni Vienna's Department of Otorhinolaryngology has been appointed a corresponding member of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

International VEGANScreener project assesses the nutritional quality of vegans

Health - Agronomy

An international research group led by MedUni Vienna has developed VEGANScreener, a new tool with 29 questions on the dietary quality of vegans in Europe. The tool aims to provide a quick overview of dietary habits and identify potential areas for improvement. This should help vegans and healthcare providers to assess diet quality, set dietary goals and track progress over time.

Long Night of Research: Welcome to the future of medicine!

Health - Life Sciences

MedUni Vienna is once again taking part in the Long Night of Research with numerous attractions.

Limited efficacy of common local anaesthetic

Liposomal bupivacaine was launched on the market twelve years ago to provide long-lasting local control of pain. The medication is used as a local anaesthetic, particularly for orthopaedic operations. A research study by MedUni Vienna has now shown the limited effectiveness of the substance. The study has just been published in the journal "Anesthesiology", the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

Health - May 8

Frequent salting of food increases the risk of stomach cancer

In Asian countries, where high-salt foods are popular, the link between high salt consumption and stomach cancer has already been proven. A long-term study by MedUni Vienna has now shown for the first time that this risk is also reflected in the cancer statistics in Europe.

One million people in Austria affected by migraine

Around four billion people worldwide are affected by recurring headaches, and over 356 million spend more days of their lives with than without a "thunderstorm in their head".

Philipp Velicky honored with Scientific Milestone Award of the 2024 Wilhelm Exner Lectures

First author Philipp Velicky, Head of MedUni Vienna's Imaging Core Facilities, has been awarded the "Scientific Milestone Award 2024" by the Wilhelm Exner Medal Foundation for his presentation of an innovative method for imaging brain tissue at this year's Exner Lectures.

Health - May 14

Dagmar Bancher-Todesca and Arnold Pollak receive the Ingrid Leodolter Medal


For 50 years, the Mother-Child Health Pass, now known as the Parent-Child Health Pass, has accompanied families from the time of medically confirmed pregnancy until the child is five years old.

Campus - Life Sciences - May 8

MedUni Vienna mourns the loss of Hans Tuppy

Campus - Life Sciences

In Hans Tuppy, Austria has lost an internationally recognised biochemist, committed teacher and visionary science politician. Hans Tuppy died in Vienna at the age of 99. In addition to numerous other functions, Tuppy was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Vienna, now MedUni Vienna, from 1970 to 1972, with which he was closely associated until the end of his life.

Brain organoid developed for research

The human brain is not only larger and contains more nerve cells than the control center of other species, it is also networked in a very special way: Thick bundles of nerves connect brain regions like highways over long distances, such as the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

FWF funds Cluster of Excellence ’MetAGE’ with 18 million euros

Health - Pharmacology

Scientists from the University of Graz, MedUni Vienna and MedUni Graz will be researching the regulation of healthy ageing as part of the "Metabolic Control of Aging and Disease" Cluster of Excellence funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. The funding volume of the FWF amounts to 17.9 million euros.