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Biotech Company Marinomed Successfully Tests New Combination Drug Against Viral Respiratory Tract Infection

• Study delivers initial evidence: single drug could be used to tackle airway infection and reduce inflammation in nasal mucous membrane • Marinomed extends successful application of Carragelose® Vienna (Austria), 18 July 2018. Carragelose®, a broadly effective compound for treating cold viruses, can be combined with Xylometazoline, a compound that reduces inflammation in the nasal…

Subtle Differences: Therapeutic Antibodies Vary Depending on Production System

High-precision analysis by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna uncovers differences in recombinantly produced immunoglobulins; process also affects stability Vienna, 10 July 2018 – Differences in production methods for therapeutic antibodies can lead to variations in their structure, depending on the recombinant procedure selected. The distinctions, which are based on a number…

Antibiotic Targets Vertigo Attacks: Drug Can Be Used to Treat Rare Inner-Ear Condition

Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences analysed 32 cases from Austria Krems, 3 July 2018 – The antibiotic gentamicin has been used to successfully treat a rare illness that affects the inner ear. This was confirmed by Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences’ retrospective evaluation of the results of treatment administered to 32 patients. However,…

Emotions and Gender: Combination of Patient’s and Therapist’s Gender has Impact on Psychotherapy – Including Erotic Feelings

Current research findings by Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences to be integrated into curriculum Krems, 5 June 2018 – Gender can have an influence on psychotherapy. This is backed up by the latest analysis and long-term research carried out by the director of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Science BA-degree programme at Karl Landsteiner University…

Long-term Psychological Study Confirms: Time is The Best Medicine Against Homesickness

Researcher from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences investigated feelings of homesickness among exchange students abroad Krems, 23 May 2018 – Time heals homesickness – and quickly, according to a unique long-term study on international students. A propensity towards neuroticism and the desire to keep others happy are among the factors associated with the development…

Hear, hear! Optimised hearing devices featuring fibre-optic technology made in Austria

Austria-based Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences and partners move closer to developing fully implantable hearing aid Krems (Austria), 8 May – Groundbreaking technology for the transmission of acoustic signals, designed for use in fully implantable hearing aids, has been successfully tested for the first time. The technology is based on completely contact-free fibre-optic technology,…

Clinical Results of Neurodegenerative Study

AFFiRiS Announces Results of a Phase I Clinical Study Using AFFITOPEs® PD01A and PD03A, Confirming Safety and Tolerability for Both Compounds as well as Immunogenicity for PD01A in Early MSA patients AFFITOPEs® PD01A and PD03A Safe and Well Tolerated: Primary Endpoint of Phase I Study Met Immune Response against AFFITOPE® PD01A and Alpha-Synuclein Seen in…

Unconditionally, Ernst Toller

Unconditionally, Ernst TollerErnst Toller was a revolutionary, a man of letters, a politician and an indefatigable writer of letters. With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a collection of his correspondence between 1915 and 1939 has now been edited with a commentary. It opens up a 24-year window to a period of radical…

The grammar of movement

Like spoken language, sign language has a complex and differentiated structure. One just has to be able to discern and interpret it. With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research team from Klagenfurt is working on the elements of a grammar of sign language. It is language that distinguishes Homo sapiens from…

Hidden HIV Revealed: New Insights Into Latent HIV Infections

In spite of ever more effective therapies, HIV keeps managing to survive in the body. A comprehensive project conducted by the Austrian Science Fund FWF has clarified the molecular processes which contribute to this effect. In the process, approaches were discovered for possible therapies to combat the hidden reservoir formed by the virus. Thanks to…