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Health - 31.05.2022
Too much self-confidence can endanger health
Too much self-confidence can endanger health
Especially older people often overestimate their health Older people who overestimate their health go to the doctor less often. This can have serious consequences for their health, for example, when illnesses are detected too late. By contrast, people who think they are sicker than they actually are visit the doctor more often.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.05.2022
New non-invasive method of risk assessment in liver disease
In a recent study, an interdisciplinary research team from MedUni Vienna showed that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used as a non-invasive method for predicting complications in chronic liver disease. The scientists combined a simple risk stratification system developed at MedUni Vienna - the functional liver imaging score (FLIS) - with splenic diameter.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2022
Viral infections during pregnancy affect maternal care behaviour
Viral infections during pregnancy affect the mother's brain and her postpartum care behaviour. These are the findings of a research study in a mouse model conducted at MedUni Vienna. The results were published in the leading journal "Molecular Psychiatry". There is ample data from studies in mouse models demonstrating that viral infections during pregnancy can affect the developing brain of the young in utero (in the womb) with lifelong consequences for brain function and behaviour.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.05.2022
Different subtypes defined in small cell lung cancer
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a malignant disease associated with a particularly high mortality rate. According to a new multicenter study led by MedUni Vienna and conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Sweden and the United States, SCLC can be divided into several subgroups in terms of clinical behaviour.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.04.2022
New therapeutic option for head and neck carcinomas
The various manifestations of head and neck carcinomas rank sixth in frequency worldwide and are fatal for about half a million people every year. In a quarter of cases, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and, currently, is not always treatable. A research team led by Lorenz Kadletz-Wanke from MedUni Vienna's Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery has now discovered a new therapeutic option in the context of a study.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.04.2022
Blood group as a marker for thrombosis risk in cancer patients
Blood group as a marker for thrombosis risk in cancer patients
A MedUni Vienna study found evidence that people with cancer and non-O blood group such as A, B or AB are at increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), blood clots in the veins. The study was recently published in the journal "Blood Advances". VTE includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that typically forms in the deep veins of the leg, and pulmonary embolism (PE), a life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot breaks free and lodges in the pulmonary arteries of the lungs.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.04.2022
Largest study of its kind links specific genes to schizophrenia
In the largest study so far conducted into schizophrenia, which included more than 320,000 participants, scientists from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), a group of several hundred researchers from 45 countries, identified a large number of genes that may play a significant role in the disorder.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.04.2022
Omicron: Number of vaccine breakthroughs in cancer patients on the rise
For cancer patients, Covid-19 poses a particular risk due to their often compromised immune systems, weakened by therapy or disease, which is why vaccination is very important for their protection. Now, a recent study led by MedUni Vienna shows that, due to Omicron, there is an increasing number of breakthrough infections in people with cancer, especially while they are undergoing cancer therapy.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.04.2022
Relieving symptoms in paraplegia
Up to 80% of people with a spinal cord injury suffer from spasticity. Until now, they had to choose between drugs with severe side effects or risky surgery. Mathematician and neuroscientist Ursula Hofstötter from the Medical University of Vienna developed a procedure that alleviates spasticity and also improves mobility - without any drugs or surgery.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.04.2022
Nerve Stimulation with the Help of Implantable Mini Solar Cells
Nerve Stimulation with the Help of Implantable Mini Solar Cells
An international research team has successfully developed and tested a concept in which nerves are stimulated with light pulses. The method provides considerable advantages for medicine and opens up a wide range of possible applications. Further images for download available at the end of the text The technology enables completely new types of implants that can be used to stimulate nerve cells and was developed in a joint effort by researchers from Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), the Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz), the University of Zagreb and the Czech CEITEC.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.04.2022
Newly developed COVID vaccine from Austria could protect against omicron and other variants
The preclinical data for a vaccine developed at MedUni Vienna to protect against SARS-CoV-2 indicates that it is effective against all SARS-CoV-2 variants known to date, including omicron - even in those who have not yet built up any immunity as a result of vaccination (non-responders). The data from the study were recently published in the leading journal "Allergy".

Life Sciences - Health - 17.02.2022
Investigating the waste in our cells: So that we can soon forget about Alzheimer's
Investigating the waste in our cells: So that we can soon forget about Alzheimer’s
Autophagy: What to do with the waste in our cells? A 'waste collection' tidies up our cells. If something does not go according to plan, serious diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's may develop. Molecular biologist Sascha Martens from the University of Vienna together with international partners - researchers of the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt and the UC Berkeley - investigate the associated process: autophagy.

Health - Pedagogy - 27.01.2022
Schools and the pandemic: Simulation model allows for safe operation
Schools and the pandemic: Simulation model allows for safe operation
Developed during the ongoing pandemic, but expandable to different needs: Austrian scientists develop simulation model for keeping schools open safely during a pandemic. A year ago, the whole world was engaged in discussing the issue of opening schools during a pandemic: is it irresponsible to send children to school, or can schools be reopened safely if enough prevention measures are in place? A research team at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) wanted to add some evidence to the discussion.

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 - 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
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 image material for download 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.

Chemistry - Health - 14.10.2021
Let there be Light: Photoinitiators for Dental Fillings, Contact Lenses and Dentures etc
Let there be Light: Photoinitiators for Dental Fillings, Contact Lenses and Dentures etc
Photoinitiators ensure that liquid plastic - for example for dental fillings - hardens quickly by means of light. Thanks to a new synthesis method developed by TU Graz, these initiators can be produced cheaply, something which will open up further doors for the technology. Anyone who has ever been in the dentist's chair with a hole in their tooth is probably familiar with the procedure.

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.

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