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Environment - Health - 11:06
Climate protection: Sustainability in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine
Medicine & Science Climate protection and sustainability are among the major issues of the future. The concerns are also increasingly coming to the fore in the health sector. Anaesthesia, and intensive care in particular, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the use of pollutants such as anaesthetic gases and equipment such as heart-lung machines, which have a high energy consumption.

Health - Pharmacology - 09:07
SARS-CoV-2: Only neutralising antibodies allow conclusions to be drawn about protection against new infections
Medicine & Science Mutations of virus and illnesses caused by new variants are still to be expected even in a SARS-CoV-2 situation that has now become endemic. Although the population has developed specific immune responses due to previous infections and vaccinations, vaccinated and vulnerable individuals continue to contract COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.03.2023
Small cell lung cancer: New therapy option being explored
Medicine & Science Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 15% of all lung cancer cases and is still associated with a particularly high mortality rate. According to a recent multicenter study led by MedUni Vienna, SCLC can be classified into specific molecular subtypes. New research from the same international team now suggests that a novel combination drug therapy could be an effective option for patients with specific molecular backgrounds.

Health - Social Sciences - 09.03.2023
Allergies in Europe: Regional Differences in Sensitization Profiles in Children Detected for the First Time
Allergies in Europe: Regional Differences in Sensitization Profiles in Children Detected for the First Time
Medicine & Science As part of a study led by MedUni Vienna in cooperation with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences (KL) in Krems, a comprehensive European allergy atlas was compiled for the first time using a newly developed test method.

Health - Environment - 09.03.2023
Allergies in Europe: regional differences in sensitisation profiles identified in children for the first time
Medicine & Science As part of a MedUni Vienna-led study conducted in cooperation with Stockholm's Karolinska Institute and the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems, a comprehensive European allergy atlas has been compiled for the first time using a newly developed test method.

Health - Music - 06.03.2023
Myth Mozart effect: Listening to music does not help against epilepsy
Myth Mozart effect: Listening to music does not help against epilepsy
A new study by psychologists at the University of Vienna shows that there is no scientific evidence for the alleged positive effect of Mozart's Sonata KV448 on epilepsy . The music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been attributed with amazing effects, especially in the last fifty years. Reports about possible positive effects of listening to Mozart's Sonata KV448 on epilepsy symptoms received high media attention.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.03.2023
Erdem Yildiz receives Spoendlin Junior Award for outstanding research work
People of the MedUni Vienna Erdem Yildiz from the University Department of Otorhinolaryngology received the internationally renowned Spoendlin Junior Award for young basic scientists in hearing research for his research work "Investigation of Inner Ear Drug Delivery with a Cochlear Catheter in Piglets as a Representative Model for Human Cochlear Pharmacokinetics".

Innovation - Health - 27.02.2023
Artificial intelligence shows potential for solving global challenges
Medicine & Science A study by the Medical University of Vienna has investigated the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to address societal megatrends and analyzed its proposed solutions in dealing with these global challenges. Artificial intelligence can offer understandable insights into the complex and cross-cutting issues of megatrends, and how they could change and benefit in different areas if AI systems are deployed.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.02.2023
Stem cell transplantation: Processes for the restoration of the immune system discovered
Medicine & Science In stem cell transplants, which are used for the treatment of leukaemia, the patient's haematopoietic system is eliminated and replaced by haematopoietic cells from donors. Even though the amount of complications occurring in this process is steadily decreasing due to medical progress, the exact mechanisms for the restoration of the immune system in these patients have not yet been conclusively clarified.

Pharmacology - Health - 03.02.2023
Adapting drugs to DNA results in a 30% reduction in side-effects
Medicine & Science An international research group, including scientists from MedUni Vienna and led by Leiden University Medical Center, has found that patients have 30% fewer serious side-effects when the drug dose is adapted to their DNA. The study, published in "The Lancet", is the first to demonstrate the practical application of prescribing drugs based on a person's genetic information.

Health - Pharmacology - 31.01.2023
New method for therapy selection in precision medicine explored
Medicine & Science A study led last year by Wolfgang Schreiner from MedUni Vienna demonstrated the advantage of decision theory as a valuable extension of conventional statistics in therapy selection in precision medicine. In a research study based thereon, a new method was investigated to render medical decisions more justifiable and independent of intuitions.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.01.2023
World Cancer Day 2023: With Tumour profiling for customised therapy
Medicine & Science The cancer therapy of the future is increasingly customised in the sense of precision medicine. The basis for this is comprehensive "profiling" of each individual tumour, which extensively analyses the genetic make-up of the individual tumour at molecular level. This "comprehensive cancer profiling" is already being used at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Vienna (CCC) of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital for all types of cancer and permits the identification of changes in a tumour that argue for or against the use of a particular therapy.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.01.2023
Alcohol-related liver disease: mechanism could form basis for development of new therapies
Medicine & Science Alcohol-related liver disease is among the most common causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Due to an incomplete understanding of the factors contributing to disease development, liver transplantation is still the only available cure. A team led by Tim Hendrikx from MedUni Vienna's Department of Laboratory Medicine has now uncovered a new mechanism that plays an important role in the progression of the disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.01.2023
Covid-19 in pregnant women can damage the placenta and the foetus
Medicine & Science Using prenatal magnetic resonance imaging, a group of MedUni Vienna researchers examined the placentas and foetuses of women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy. Their research results demonstrate that the different strains of the virus that emerged during the pandemic led to varying degrees of damage: especially involving pre-Omicron variants, the detected placental lesions could potentially harm both development and health in some of the affected unborn children.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.01.2023
Evolution of epigenetics explored for the first time
Medicine & Science Christoph Bock's team at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Artificial Intelligence of MedUni Vienna established a catalog of DNA methylation across 580 animal species. These data ena-bled a detailed dissection of the evolution of epigenetic regulation and the epigenome.

Health - 19.01.2023
Specific immune response to Epstein-Barr virus discovered
Medicine & Science Medical science has not yet been able to explain why the Epstein-Barr virus triggers infectious mononucleosis (IM) in some people with initial infections and not in others. But now, a research team led by Elisabeth Puchhammer-Stöckl, head of the Center for Virology at MedUni Vienna, has identified a specific immune response to the virus as the cause, and as a potential target for the development of vaccines.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.01.2023
New biomarker for early prediction of response to CAR-T cell therapy
A MedUni Vienna research team has discovered a highly potent biomarker for clinical response to CAR-T cell therapy, describing the prerequisites for optimal use of this novel therapy for lymphoma treatment. The current findings are an essential step forward towards optimizing this promising therapy.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.01.2023
Locally advanced cervical cancer: Better odds using personalized brachytherapy
Cervical cancer is the cancer with the fourth highest mortality rate among women worldwide. Locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) is treated with a combination of external and internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy) and chemotherapy. For the first time, a study conducted by a research group at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Vienna of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital using data from the multicentre EMBRACE-I trial demonstrated the superiority of a targeted approach in brachytherapy.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.12.2022
Immune signature discovered for Long Covid
Severe covid 19 disease is characterized by excessive immune and inflammatory processes in the body. Conversely, long covid syndrome is likely to have a strong anti-inflammatory immune status. Scientists have now found this out with extensive blood plasma analyses of vaccinated persons without subsequent disease, persons with completely survived covid 19 infection and long covid patients.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.12.2022
Relationship between high-dose statin therapy and risk of osteoporosis confirmed in mouse models
Using several million medical records, a research group from MedUni Vienna and the Complexity Science Hub (CSH) showed that there was a correlation between the dosage of statins and the diagnosis of osteoporosis as early as 2019. This finding has now been confirmed in a preclinical study, which was recently published in the journal Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy.
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