Risk of nurse burnout can be 'estimated by using saliva samples'
Nursing staff at risk of burnout can be identified by means of a simple saliva test that measures the hormone cortisol, according to researchers from Austria. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Are YOU at risk of burnout from your job?
The new test, devised by Austrian researchers at the Medical University of Vienna, looks for elevated levels of cortisol, a hormone that helps to fight stress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAK inhibitors associated with aggressive lymphoma
(American Society of Hematology) Austrian researchers have discovered that a small number of patients taking targeted drugs known as Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors to treat myelofibrosis may develop aggressive lymphomas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Protective mechanism against atherosclerosis discovered
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Immune cells promoting inflammation play a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis. Scientists at CeMM and the Medical University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Cambridge showed that a survival factor for those cells has also anti-inflammatory functions and a protective role in atherosclerosis. The study, published in Circulation, provides valuable new insight for atherosclerosis research and suggests a hitherto unknown, inherited risk factor for atherosclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Death on a Napoleonic battlefield - Peri-mortem trauma in soldiers from the Battle of Aspern 1809 - Binder M, Quade L.
On the 21st-22nd of May1809 Napoleon Bonaparte saw his first major defeat on land at the Battle of Aspern, just north-east of Vienna. Of the 167,000 soldiers who fought for the French and Austrian armies, a total of 55,000 died on the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Nintedanib ‘ Superior ’ to Bevacizumab for Mesothelioma Treatment
Researchers in Austria, Germany and Hungary have added to the growing belief that the anti-cancer drug nintedanib may soon become a significant part of standard-of-care treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. In their study published recently in Clinical Cancer Research, nintedanib demonstrated an ability to inhibit the growth and the migration of mesothelioma tumor cells effectively in animal models. “This is a step in the right direction, another part of the evolutionary process of treatment advancements with this difficult disease,” Dr. Balazs Hegedus, department of thoracic surgery, University of Dui...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Artificial gene defect reveals target to fight genetic disease
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Fanconi anemia (FA) is caused by defective genes for DNA-repair leading to bone marrow failure, developmental abnormalities and increased cancer risk. Using genome-wide genetic approaches, researchers at CeMM systematically screened for the loss of an additional gene that could rescue the disease -- and found it. The corresponding protein turned out to be a potential target that could be therapeutically exploited for FA. The study was published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Two bilateral French-Austrian research projects start at IST Austria
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Two joint projects between labs at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria and at French research institutes, funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche ANR, are kicking-off. The bilateral French-Austrian Joint Research Projects are funded for three years with a total of around 250,000 € each. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Citizen scientists in Europe can help monitor land-use change with new FotoQuest Go app
(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) An expanded FotoQuest Go app, developed by IIASA researchers, launches today, and as well as now covering the whole of the EU rather than just Austria, it will have some other exciting new features. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Politics of Groundwater
Photo Courtesy: ACWADAMBy Dr Himanshu Kulkarni and Uma AslekarJun 4 2018 (IPS)A growing demand for water implies the need for an improved understanding of our resources, and the ability to manage that demand in an equitable and sustainable way.Wells, not dams, have been the temples of modern IndiaIndia is a groundwater economy. At 260 cubic km per year, our country is the highest user of groundwater in the world–we use 25 percent of all groundwater extracted globally, ahead of USA and China.When we think of water however, our brains have been programmed to think of large dams and rivers, and not wells. This, despite ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr Himanshu Kulkarni and Uma Aslekar Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Repeated neonaticide: differences and similarities to single neonaticide events - Klier CM, Amon S, Putkonen H, Fernandez Arias P, Weizmann-Henelius G.
This study aims to identify differences between single and repeat perpetrators of filicide by using register-based data. The study used register-based, comprehensive, nationwide data from both Austria and Finland. The current study covers 23 perpetrators, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The logic of modesty -- why it pays to be humble
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Why do people make anonymous donations, and why does the public perceive this as admirable? A team of scientists, consisting of Christian Hilbe, a postdoc at IST Austria, Moshe Hoffman, and Martin Nowak, both at Harvard University, has developed a novel game theoretic model that captures these behaviors and enables their study. Their new model is the first to include the idea that hidden signals, when discovered, provide additional information about the sender. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists set to make new form of recycled paper from POO
(Natural News) Austrian researchers have come up with a new way to save millions of trees from paper mills. They can extract cellulose from the dung of cows and other herbivores to make recycled paper, according to an American Chemical Society (ACS) article. The University of Vienna researchers presented their findings during the 255th National... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian firearm legislation and its effects on suicide and homicide mortality: A natural quasi-experiment amidst the global economic crisis - K önig D, Swoboda P, Cramer RJ, Krall C, Postuvan V, Kapusta ND.
BACKGROUND: Restriction of access to suicide methods has been shown to effectively reduce suicide mortality rates. AIMS: To examine how the global economic crisis of 2008 and the firearm legislation reform of 1997 affected suicide and homicide mortality ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

RF Ablation Significantly Reduces Thyroid Nodules in Biggest Study RF Ablation Significantly Reduces Thyroid Nodules in Biggest Study
The largest study to date, involving more than 250 patients in Austria, shows significant reductions in benign thyroid nodule volume and symptoms when treated with radiofrequency ablation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Valeritas inks distro deal for V-Go device in Austria, Germany
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) said today that it signed an exclusive distribution deal with Med Trust to commercialize its V-Go insulin delivery device in Austria and Germany. According to the terms of the agreement, Valeritas will be responsible for product development, regulatory approval, quality management and manufacturing. Med Trust will take over the sales, marketing and distribution activities related to the V-Go wearable device in Austria and Germany, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery News. The post Valeritas inks distro deal for V-Go device in Austria, Germany appeared firs...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Distribution Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

A new Achilles' heel of blood cancer
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Acute Myeloid Leukemia is an aggressive form of blood cancer. The diseased cells often carry mutated forms of a specific gene, which is known to function within large protein networks. Applying a combination of proteomic and genomic screens, researchers at CeMM and LBI-CR identified a protein crucial for the survival of the cancer cells. When this protein is lost, AML cells stop growing and accumulate DNA damage, which makes them more sensitive to anti-cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How immune cells kill bacteria with acid
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The first line of immune defense against invading pathogens like bacteria are macrophages, immune cells that engulf every foreign object that crosses their way and kill their prey with acid. However, it is not yet entirely understood how the acidification process is established. In their quest to systematically study proteins that transport chemicals across cellular membranes, researchers at CeMM characterized the critical role for transporter SLC4A7, providing valuable new insights for many pathologic conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Leonid Sazanov elected member of EMBO
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) promotes excellence in the life sciences. Today it announced the election of 62 outstanding life scientists as new members who are joining a group of more than 1,800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world. One of them is IST Austria Professor Leonid Sazanov whose pioneering work on membrane proteins is recognized by EMBO with the life-long membership. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tracing the footprints of a tumor: Genomic 'scars' allow cancer profiling
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Mutations driving cancer development leave behind specific 'scars,' so-called mutational signatures, in the genome. In principle, they allow for profiling of the cancer type and its development -- but the noisy environment of a cancer genome makes correlations difficult. Using CRISPR-Cas9 technology, researchers at CeMM and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute were able to show for the first time that specific genetic alterations indeed lead to the predicted mutational signatures observed in human cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effectiveness of an intervention to promote active travel modes in early adolescence - Stark J, Berger WJ, H össinger R.
This study investigates the changeability of transport-related attitudes and mode choice of early adolescents. Data on attitudes and travel behavior were collected in Austria and Germany in two consecutive survey waves with an interval of one year. The app... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Insilico to present the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence for aging research
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine presents at the Pioneers 18 Conference, May 25, 2018, Vienna, Austria. The Pioneers 18 is a prominent annual conference on deep tech and frontier tech gathering over 2000 bold, pioneering entrepreneurs to look into the future and beyond. The event's organizers aim to establish and facilitate the direct, meaningful business relationships between startups, corporate executives, and investors to foster growth and innovation. The conference will transpire on May 25, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Energy from lasers? Chemists create a new form of CO2 that can be used as an alternative energy source
(Natural News) What if you could turn carbon dioxide (CO2) – a common air pollutant produced by burning fossil fuel – into an alternative source of energy? Austrian researchers have reported creating a new form of CO2 with the use of lasers, according to an article on ScienceDaily. Chemists have long dreamed of converting CO2 in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian Journal of Economics finds a new publishing home on ARPHA platform
(Pensoft Publishers) Russian Journal of Economics (RuJE) is the latest renowned journal to join the ranks of the open access titles published on ARPHA. Having taken advantage of the platform's white-label publishing solution, the journal accommodates a long list of high-tech innovations and novelties which benefit the authors, readers and editors alike. Themed 'The Austrian School of Economics: Its Reception in European Countries,' the first issue in collaboration with ARPHA is live on RuJE's new website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named,"actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Hans Peter Dimai named winner of 2018 IOF President's Award
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Today at a ceremony held at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis& Musculoskeletal Diseases in Krakow, Professor Hans Peter Dimai, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, was presented with the prestigious IOF President's Award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger's Syndrome Worked With Nazis: Report
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger's syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally disabled children, new research claims. The findings challenge the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pioneering autism researcher Asperger 'actively co-operated' with Nazis, study says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively co-operated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, according to a newly published academic paper. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Famed autism doctor Hans Asperger assisted in Nazi euthanasia
Herwig Czech, a historian of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, made the discovery after looking at Asperger's Nazi-era publications along with documents from Austrian archives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says
Eight-year study finds pioneer of paediatrics assisted in Third Reich ’s euthanasia programmeThe Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich ’s euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live,according to a study by a medical historian.Herwig Czech, from Vienna ’s Medical University, has made the claim in an academic paper published in the open access journal Molecular Autism, following eight years of research into the paediatrician Hans Asperger.Continue read...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Connolly in Berlin Tags: Nazism World news Science Czech Republic Source Type: news

Presidental Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Author Doris Kearns Goodwin to deliver keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2018
Expect to be moved and motivated as the critically-acclaimed author delivers her lively and entertaining perspective to DSW18 attendeesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 9, 2018)–Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will present the keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 on Friday morning, Sept. 14.Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent,The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journal...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway and Spain - Helland HS, Kri ž K, Sánchez-Cabezudo SS, Skivenes M.
This article examines whether migrant children are viewed differently than native children, employing an experiment on a representative sample of the populations of Austria, Norway and Spain. Asked about the acceptability of corporal punishment (CP) and wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

10-12 PhD positions in Vienna, Austria
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

52nd Annual Scientific Meeting German speaking Mycologic Society/Austrian Society for Medical Mycology
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018Year: 2018Location: Innsbruck, AustriaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Austrian lawmakers vote against smoking ban in restaurants and bars
Legislators in Austria are fighting a ban on smoking in restaurants as an intrusion on individual rights (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Austrian lawmakers vote to hinder smoking ban in restaurants and bars
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to scrap an impending ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, backing the coalition government despite opposition from health campaigners and opposition parties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global animal nutrition company moves North American HQ to OP
A global agricultural research company will establish a new headquarters in Overland Park after moving its regional office from San Antonio. Biomin America Inc., a producer of feed additives, will be joined by its parent, Austrian agricultural holding company Erber Group, in establishing a hub in the metro. Erber’s five divisions focus on natural food additives and feed analysis. Its holdings maintain locations in 120 countries, incl uding seven regional headquarters. Company officials were not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Injuries in Austrian football players: are they an issue? - Fischer F, Hoser C, Blank C, Schobersberger W, Hepperger C, Gf öller P, Fink C.
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS:  With its load characteristics, the team sport of football places high physical demands on players and thus is associated with a high risk of injury. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to collect information about injuries s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Chernobyl Is Now the World ’s Unlikeliest Green Energy Experiment
A hundred yards from the rusting ruins at the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, a gossamer array of almost 4,000 photovoltaic panels sits atop a thick concrete slab capping a grave of radioactive waste. When it comes to clean energy, it’s hard to think of a less likely place than Ukraine’s infamous Chernobyl nuclear plant. But final preparations are being made to generate electricity again, this time using safer power from the sun. It’s part of the country’s plan to reduce dependency on increasingly unreliable Russian gas deliveries and disrupted coal supplies. Dominated by the 300 f...
Source: TIME: Science - March 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: James M Gomez and Kateryna Choursina / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Chernobyl energy onetime Source Type: news

Austrian No-smoking Petition Against Government Reaches 500,000 Mark Austrian No-smoking Petition Against Government Reaches 500,000 Mark
Half a million Austrians have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, embarrassing the ruling coalition of conservatives and far right that has championed both direct democracy and the right to smoke.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Austrian no-smoking petition against government reaches 500,000 mark
VIENNA (Reuters) - Half a million Austrians have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, embarrassing the ruling coalition of conservatives and far right that has championed both direct democracy and the right to smoke. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Injury potential of one-litre beer steins - Adamec J, Dorfner P, Graw M, Lochner S, Kunz SN.
Injuries resulting from blows with beer steins are a frequent occurrence during annual autumn fairs or at beer halls in South Germany and Austria. The majority of these cases are tried in court and thus being assessed by a forensic medicine expert. The art... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The secret agent, international policing, and anarchist terrorism: 1900-1914 - Jensen RB.
An unprecedented expansion of global anti-terrorist policing took place after 1900, although the security forces projected outside their borders by Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain, and Argentina displayed an enormous diversity in size and ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Combating sulphuric acid corrosion at wastewater plants
(Graz University of Technology) Writing in Water Research, Austrian researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from microbial induced concrete corrosion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Paragonix Tech wins CE Mark for heart transport devices
Paragonix Technologies said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its SherpaPak and SherpaPerfusion cardiac transport systems. The SherpaPak system consists of a single-use, disposable device designed for the hypothermic static preservation and transportation of the donor hearts, while the SherpaPerfusion system is a single-use, disposable device designed for hypothermic oxygenated perfusion preservation and transport of donor hearts. “Having followed the extensive research and product development activities at Paragonix Technologies over the past few years, I am impressed by the intuitive designs o...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Transplants Paragonix Technologies Source Type: news

Popular push for Austrian smoking ban gathers pace
VIENNA (Reuters) - More than 200,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, campaign organisers said - using one of the new right-wing government's signature policies to undermine another. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest mates
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Ants care for their sick nest mates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are susceptible to dangerous superinfections, they use a different method to care for sick colony members compared to ants that are not susceptible, thus protecting themselves from infection. This is the result of a study of Professor Sylvia Cremer's research group at IST Austria, with first authors Matthias Konrad and Christopher Pull published today in PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

European Geosciences Union meeting: Program online, press conferences
(European Geosciences Union) The program for the 2018 EGU General Assembly is now online. At the meeting, with over 14,000 scientists, journalists can hear about the latest research in the Earth and space sciences. The conference (8-13 April in Vienna, Austria) features debates on low-risk geoengineering and on threats for life on Earth. Press conference topics include: new results from ESA and NASA missions, what's at risk from coastal hazards, and the 2017 wildfire season. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news