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Health - Pharmacology - 22.12.2021
Covid-19 Infections in Nursing Homes: Simulation model for optimal prevention and vaccination strategies
Covid-19 Infections in Nursing Homes: Simulation model for optimal prevention and vaccination strategies
Researchers from TU Graz and Complexity Science Hub (CSH) Vienna have developed a detailed epidemiological model for the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes. This enables optimal prevention strategies to be identified, as practical experience in Caritas nursing homes has shown. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, residents of nursing homes have been particularly at risk.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.12.2021
Covid-19 in Nursing Homes: Simulation model for prevention and vaccination strategies
Covid-19 in Nursing Homes: Simulation model for prevention and vaccination strategies
By Susanne Filzwieser Researchers from TU Graz and CSH Vienna have developed a detailed epidemiological model for the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes. This enables optimal prevention strategies to be identified, as practical experience in Caritas nursing homes has shown. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, residents of nursing homes have been particularly at risk.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.12.2021
TU Graz: Research on the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Birgit Baustädter The coronavirus pandemic has also left its mark on TU Graz. Numerous works from different disciplines contribute to the fight against Covid-19 and a better understanding of it.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.12.2021
The role of bitter receptors in cancer
The role of bitter receptors in cancer
Bitter taste receptors do not only support humans in tasting. They are also found on cancer cells. A team led by Veronika Somoza from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna and the German Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich has investigated the role they play there.

Health - 11.11.2021
'Coronavirus-proof' Interiors: New Measuring Method Documents Movements of Infectious Aerosols
’Coronavirus-proof’ Interiors: New Measuring Method Documents Movements of Infectious Aerosols
By Christoph Pelzl With the method co-developed by TU Graz, virus movements in indoor spaces can be simulated easily and cost-effectively. The method helps to implement measures in rooms that significantly reduce the risk of transmission via the air. Further can be found at the end of the text How far apart must people sit from each other to prevent transmission of the coronavirus via the air?

Life Sciences - Health - 21.10.2021
Fighting viruses with interchangeable defense genes
Fighting viruses with interchangeable defense genes
Bacteria rapidly modify mobile parts of their genome to develop resistance to viruses Bacterial viruses, so-called phages, destroy bacteria. Bacteria are constantly exposed to viral attacks. A research team led by Martin Polz, a microbiologist at the University of Vienna, has now studied how bacteria defend themselves against viral predators.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.09.2021
Research at the interface between medicine and technology
Research at the interface between medicine and technology
By Birgit Baustädter Graz was instrumental in the birth of biomedical engineering in Austria 50 years ago - a step that laid the foundations for a long record of research successes. Today, numerous institutes work at the intersection between medicine and technology. "Optional subgroup IV Healthcare information".

Life Sciences - Health - 03.09.2021
Gut bacteria influence brain development
Gut bacteria influence brain development
Researchers discover biomarkers that indicate early brain injury in extreme premature infants Extremely premature infants are at a high risk for brain damage. Researchers at the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have now found possible targets for the early treatment of such damage outside the brain: Bacteria in the gut of premature infants may play a key role.

Health - 27.07.2021
Attachment style secures your love during lockdowns
Attachment style secures your love during lockdowns
What constitutes good relationship quality in times of crisis Relationships are crucial for our health and well-being. But which factors help to sustain a satisfying relationship, and can we predict which relationships make it through a crisis? An international team led by Stephanie Eder of the University of Vienna set out to investigate these questions during a time when 'hard lockdowns' were introduced throughout Europe.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.07.2021
Symbionts sans frontieres: Bacterial partners travel the world
Symbionts sans frontieres: Bacterial partners travel the world
This pandemic year has seen us confined to our homes and restricted from travelling the world. Not so for some microscopic bacteria in the ocean: Throughout the globe, they partner up with clams from the family Lucinidae, which live unseen in the sand beneath the shimmering blue waters of coastal habitats.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.07.2021
Bacterial survival kit to endure in soil
Bacterial survival kit to endure in soil
Soil bacteria have amazing strategies to attain energy in order to withstand stressful times Soils are one of the most diverse habitats on the planet. There are more than thousand microbial species per gram that significantly influence numerous environmental processes. However, the majority of these organisms are believed to be in a state of 'dormancy' due to environmental stress, such as nutrient-poor conditions.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.07.2021
The World's First Digital Model of a Cancer Cell
The World’s First Digital Model of a Cancer Cell
By Susanne Eigner The computer model, developed under the lead management of researchers at TU Graz, simulates the cyclical changes in the membrane potential of a cancer cell using the example of human lung adenocarcinoma and opens up completely new avenues in cancer research. Computer models have been standard tools in basic biomedical research for many years.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.06.2021
A Greener World with Biotechnology
A Greener World with Biotechnology
By Birgit Baustädter It makes natural processes for industry more environmentally friendly or even possible at all, thus improving medical and everyday applications. A glimpse into the enzyme-rich world of biotechnology at TU Graz. "A theory says that the sedentarization of humans is related to beer brewing," biotechnologist Birgit Wiltschi from TU Graz's Institute of Molecular Biotechnology jokingly tells us.

Health - Computer Science - 17.06.2021
New insights into aortic dissection
New insights into aortic dissection
By Birgit Baustädter Aortic dissection is a life-threatening tear in the aortic wall. At present, little is known about the causes. Researchers at TU Graz have now developed algorithms and models designed to support early-stage diagnosis and treatment. at the end of the message. In most cases, aortic dissection is the result of a tear in the inner layer of the aortic wall, the intima.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.06.2021
Bacteria hijack latent phage of competitor
Bacteria hijack latent phage of competitor
Biochemists discover highly selective phage activation based on signal molecule Bacteriophages are still a relatively unknown component of the human microbiome. However, they can play a powerful role in the life cycles of bacteria. Biochemist Thomas Böttcher from the University of Vienna and PhD candidate Magdalena Jancheva were able to show for the first time how Pseudomonas bacteria use a self-produced signal molecule to selectively manipulate phages in a competing bacterial strain to defeat their enemy.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.06.2021
Meiosis: Mind the gap
Meiosis: Mind the gap
Meiosis is a specialized cell division process required to generate gametes, the reproductive cells of an organism. During meiosis, paternal and maternal chromosomes duplicate, pair, and exchange parts of their DNA in a process called meiotic recombination. In order to mediate this exchange of genetic material, cells introduce double strand breaks (DSBs) into their chromosomal DNA.

Health - Social Sciences - 19.05.2021
Changing Values. the Rise in Conservatism in the Corona Crisis
How do people's values and attitudes change over the course of a pandemic? Salzburg sociologists have played a major role in a worldwide longitudinal study on this matter. A year on, findings depict an increase of conservatism in Austria. The Values in Crisis (VIC) survey, carried out internationally, consists of 21 portraits to assess basic values, as well as some 300 other questions on political and social attitudes.

Physics - Health - 18.05.2021
Crystalline supermirrors for trace gas detection in environmental science and medicine
Crystalline supermirrors for trace gas detection in environmental science and medicine
In an international cooperation with partners from industry and research, physicists from the University of Vienna, together with Thorlabs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the University of Kansas, have now succeeded for the first time in demonstrating high-performance laser mirrors in the sensing-relevant mid-infrared wavelength range that absorb less than ten out of a million photons.

Health - Innovation - 22.04.2021
A sensor as a pilot
A sensor as a pilot
By Cornelia Kröpfl, BA, MA Cycling keeps you healthy, but not in heavy traffic. Tomorrow's technology can help us find healthier routes - the world's smallest particulate matter sensor as a navigator. Road maps are so yesterday. Today, anyone new to a city navigates via Google Maps. For lo-cals, too, the app is one of several that people use frequently in everyday life.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.04.2021
Popeye with a whiff of rotten eggs
Popeye with a whiff of rotten eggs
A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria An international team of scientists led by microbiologists Alexander Loy from the University of Vienna and David Schleheck from the University of Konstanz has uncovered new metabolic capabilities of gut bacteria. For the first time, the researchers have analyzed how microbes in the gut process the plant-based, sulfur-containing sugar sulfoquinovose.