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Heavy metals weigh on unborn babies’ health

Researchers from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (Austria) and the Medical University of Vienna explain workings of placental transport systems; spotlight on mercury and iron. Krems (Austria), 19 February 2019 – The toxic heavy metal mercury can find its way into the blood of unborn babies through the placenta by “camouflaging” itself as an…

The wine detectives: high-precision chemical fingerprint allows unambiguos identification

EQ BOKU at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna uses high-tech approach to classification of 42 wines Vienna (Austria), 29 January 2019 – Numerous components of 42 different wines have been analysed using state-of-the-art equipment for the first time. The data generated will provide an extremely accurate basis for definitively characterising different…

Breast cancer: new compound could enhance the efficacy of standard treatment

Physician-scientists from the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems (Austria) together with colleagues from Germany, US and China demonstrate promising pre-clinical activity of a novel anti-breast cancer drug. Krems (Austria), December 12, 2018 – A novel compound against breast cancer improves the efficacy of standard cancer treatment and shows superior tolerability in laboratory tests…

Psychological intervention study: even brief abstinence from social media causes withdrawal symptoms

Researchers from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences identify addiction-like behaviour after time away from social media Krems (Austria), 14 November 2018 – In many cases, just a seven-day break from social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp is sufficient to induce withdrawal symptoms like those caused by addictive substances. This is the conclusion…

Europe and USA: agreement on definition and diagnosis of specific form of high blood pressure

Physician from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences plays a part in global consensus-building process Krems (Austria), 6 November 2018 – A transcontinental agreement was recently reached on the definition and diagnosis of a particular form of high blood pressure. Until now, it was difficult to outline a generally accepted set of symptoms – and…

Donor Organs on Demand: Research Looks at Lifelike Organ Models Produced on 3D Printers

Biomedical engineers from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems launch project focused on 3D printing of tissue models Krems, 02 October 2018 – A research project recently initiated at Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences aims to produce organ models with realistic material properties. These biological replicas will mainly be deployed in research…

On the “shelf life” of water: Hot on the trail of the biostability of water using state-of-the-art DNA and cell analysis

Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems launches project to study the growth of water-based microorganisms  Krems (Austria), 9 August 2018 – In order to better understand and assess the quality of ground and spring water, state-of-the-art methods from the fields of molecular biology and microbiology, as well as chemical high-performance analytics are now…

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…