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  • 25.04.2017EGU 2017: microplastics in rivers contaminate the world’s seas  

    Plastic in river

    What happens to the plastic that enters our waterways and where it ends up is just one of the questions being looked at by the 14,000 international participants at this year’s Annual Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) at the Austria Center Vienna. More than 17,500 presentations in over 1,000 sessions will discuss the future of the planet. read more

  • 03.04.2017Biomarkers for early detection are the key to fighting Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

    Prof. Kovacs

    Leading researchers from all over the world are meeting at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases at the Austria Center Vienna to discuss degenerative diseases, their causes, diagnostic processes and therapeutic approaches. read more

  • 17.3.2017Talking elephants and problem-solving birds

    Prof. Fitch

    Speaking at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) held at the Austria Center Vienna, Prof. Tecumseh Fitch explained the similarities in cognition and linguistic function between animals and humans.  read more

  • 09.03.2017Breast cancer research: mortality rates falling and individual therapies at the ready 

    Prof. Gnant

    Fewer and fewer women are dying as a result of breast cancer thanks to a combination of improved early detection and the continued development of new and existing therapies. At the St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference, held at the Austria Center Vienna from 15-18 March, a group of leading international experts drew up and agreed on a set of therapy recommendations that will be used in everyday clinical practice as a guideline for breast cancer therapies. read more

  • 01.03.2017Saving brains and poisoning tumours: Interventional radiology in the ascendancy in Austria 

    Prof. Hausegger

    Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Austria. Interventional radiology focuses on both the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. These new options also play a decisive role when it comes to treating high-risk surgical patients. read more

  • 10.11.2016Public health – there is more to health promotion than just medical care

    Prof. Dorner

    Awareness of how to adopt a healthy lifestyle as well as social and political factors have to be in tune. The real key to keeping people healthy is under discussion by 1,800 public health experts at the 9th European Public Health Conference held at the Austria Center Vienna from 9-12 November 2016. For conditions to improve, health issues need to play a bigger part in both day-to-day life and political decision-making processes.  read more

  • 14.10.2016Food intolerance – fact or fad? 

    Dr. Moschen

    Gluten, lactose and histamine intolerance: in today’s society it is hard to find anyone that does not have some form of food intolerance.
    From 15-19 October around 9,000 researchers, clinicians and industry representatives will get together at the Austria Center Vienna to discuss the latest scientific findings in this area at United European Gastroenterology’s UEG Week. One of the central focuses of this year’s event is on detecting food allergies and the increasing prevalence of intolerances. Fad, economic driver for the food and beverages industry, or a genuine health concern for today’s generation?  read more

  • 29.09.2016New drug combination could improve skin cancer therapies

    Dr. Hoeller

    Study results reveal that the effect of immunotherapy on malignant melanoma can be enhanced by combining it with other cancer treatments. Research is also looking at ways to reduce the strong side effects. These and other findings are being presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress at the Austria Center Vienna from 28 September to 2 October. read more

  • 12.09.2016One in 10 Austrians suffers from depression: new nasal spray with ketamine delivers rapid assistance

    Dr. Kasper

    On 17 September 2016 a group of leading international experts will meet at the Austria Center Vienna on the opening day of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) annual congress. Various experts from MedUni Vienna will share their insights into the use of ketamine in the treatment of depression. Used in surgery for years, the fast-acting narcotic is an effective treatment option, confirms Siegfried Kasper, head of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy read more

  • 06.07.2016Active ageing: resistance and endurance training increases brain function, boosts the immune system, prevents tumours and cancer, and stops muscle loss in the elderly

    Dr. Wessner

    Studies by the Austrian University of Vienna confirm the importance of exercise in old age – the Vienna Active Ageing Study highlights the effects of exercise on the immune system. At the ECSS Congress from 6-9 July around 3,000 sports scientists from all over the world will discuss the latest findings from the world of sports medicine, biomechanics and performance diagnostics at the Austria Center Vienna.  read more