Working with HTAs: It ’s Your Move
In June last year, the heads of European health technology assessment (HTA) bodies came together at a meeting facilitated by EUnetHTA (European Network for Health Technology Assessment) and the European Commission ’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety.A key focus of the event was the creation of earlier and more engaging dialogue between pharma and HTA bodies. This is not surprising. As critical gatekeepers for new medicine seeking access to national markets, HTAs are playing central roles in moves to tighten control over drug spending across Europe. As part of this, bodies are going further than ever bef...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Basophils -- Underestimated players in lung development
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The adult lung consists of highly specialized cell types that are protected by a variety of immune cells. How these immune cells migrate to the lungs during development and after birth and influence each other is poorly understood. Using single cell sequencing methods, researchers from Israel and Austria discovered a hitherto unknown, fundamental mechanism: immune cells mainly known in the context of allergy play a crucial role in the development of macrophages in the lung. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Snapdragons are tall plants, and flower in a range of colors. In Spain, where snapdragons grow wild, these flower colors show a remarkable pattern: areas of magenta and yellow blooming flowers are separated by just a two kilometer long stretch in which flower colors mix. Writing in today's edition of PNAS, scientists report that they investigate the causes of this pattern and identified the genes responsible for flower color difference from DNA sequence data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is wine good for you? Graphic reveals scientists' conflicting claims
The health benefits and risks of drinking alcohol have been studied by researchers from around the world since April, in universities in the UK, US, France, Italy, Finland, Brazil and Austria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austria: Health System Review.
Authors: Bachner F, Bobek J, Habimana K, Ladurner J, Lepuschutz L, Ostermann H, Rainer L, Schmidt AE, Zuba M, Quentin W, Winkelmann J Abstract This analysis of the Austrian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Two major reforms implemented in 2013 and 2017 are among the main issues today. The central aim of the reforms that put in place a new governance system was to strengthen coordination and cooperation between different levels of government and self-governing bodies by promoting joint plan...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2018 proves again to be the dental industry ’s must- attend educational event
Unmatched education, cutting-edge technologies and products, plus nonstop entertainment left attendees motivated by what they learned and excited to come again next year CHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 19, 2018) –As three days of unparalleled educational opportunities and thrilling entertainment options came to a close, attendees left the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando understanding why Dentsply Sirona World remains the premier dental event in the world. “With more than 100 Breakout Sessions, rousing General Sessions, top-tier entertainment and lively social activities, Dentsply Sirona World proved why th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Boehringer buys cancer immunotherapy developer
Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it has acquired all shares of Austrian-based ViraTherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of oncolytic viral therapies. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim acquires all ViraTherapeutics shares
Boehringer Ingelheim Acquires All ViraTherapeutics Shares to Develop Next Generation Viral-Based Immuno-Oncology Therapies  Boehringer Ingelheim exercises its option to acquire all shares of oncolytic virus company ViraTherapeuticsViraTherapeutics will operate in Innsbruck, Austria as a distinct unit of Boehringer Ingelheim ’s Discovery Research organization, maintaining its innovative biotech heritage and close connections to the Medical University of Innsbruck and the regional scientific communityAcquisition strengthens Boehringer Ingelheim ’s commitment to research and development of viral-based immuno-...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 12, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Time course of recovery after two successive night shifts: a diary study among Austrian nurses - Haluza D, Schmidt VM, Blasche G.
AIM: To explore how nurses recover from night shift work during periods off duty. BACKGROUND: Given the large number of affected individuals globally, detrimental health outcomes of night shift work are an important public health issue. Sufficient ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Miracor Medical closes $35m Series D
Miracor Medical Systems said today it raised $34.6 million (EU €30 million) Series D round of financing to help support the development and commercialization of its PiCSO Impulse System. The round was led by Ming Capital and co-led by a strategic investor, the Belgium-based company said. The round was also joined by newly invested Belgian investment fund Quest for Growth and existing investors Ming Capital, SFPI and Meusinvest. The company’s PiCSO therapy is designed to be used during stenting procedures for patients affected by acute myocardial infarcts to improve pressure in the coronary venous system to impro...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Miracor Source Type: news

Eating organic food and using supplements can prevent zinc and iron deficiencies
(Natural News) The world’s food supply is seriously lacking in iron and zinc, according to an international study led by researchers from the U.K. and Austria. Their article, released in the journal Global Food Security, looked at the current micronutrient deficiency in food systems around the world, especially in areas that need it. This phenomenon, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems and subthreshold psychiatric disorders in Austrian adolescents and the need for prevention - Philipp J, Zeiler M, Waldherr K, Truttmann S, Dur W, Karwautz AFK, Wagner G.
PURPOSE: Epidemiological data are crucial to plan adequate prevention strategies. Thus, this study aims at obtaining the prevalence of mental health problems (MHP) and subthreshold psychiatric disorders based on a representative sample of Austrian adolesce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gene changes 'predict' treatment resistance in the brain cancer that killed John McCain, study finds
Austrian scientists have discovered epigenetic changes in glioblastoma changes that they say could help them develop a 'test' for the tumor's cellular make up and better target its growth (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epigenetic analysis of aggressive brain tumors
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Glioblastoma is a brain cancer with devastating prognosis. It is caused by numerous genetic defects, which make it difficult to treat. A new study by scientists from CeMM, MedUni Vienna and the Austrian Brain Tumor Registry network demonstrates how epigenetic analysis of tumor samples collected in routine clinical practice could be used to better classify and treat the disease. The results were published in Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

I await a second Magnum opus | Brief letters
Morris Traveller in the Alps | What ’s the point of Sats? | DNA ancestry tests | A dog called Trevor | Lolly sticksIn the early 60s, I drove a Morris Traveller (Letters, passim) laden with three friends and a month ’s worth of camping gear to Yugoslavia. We stalled on a 1:2.5 gradient up the Julian Alps from Villach in Austria to the border. We set about unloading all my passengers and possibly the luggage with a view to them humping everything to the pass. Fortunately, an Austrian army jeep came swooping do wn, swung round and threw out a tow rope, and dragged us up to the top. Angels! We then rolled down chee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Motoring Sats Schools Education Race issues Biology Dogs Ice-cream and sorbet Source Type: news

Valeritas lands distro deal in Czech Republic, Slovakia
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) said today that it inked an expanded deal with Med Trust, its distribution partner in Austria and Germany, to promote and sell the V-Go wearable insulin delivery device in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. According to the terms of the deal, Valeritas will be responsible for product development, regulatory approval, quality management and manufacturing the device while Med Trust will take over the sales, marketing and distribution activities. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Valeritas lands distro deal in Czech Republic, Slovakia appeared ...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

Frostbite injuries in the Austrian Alps: a retrospective 11-year national registry study - Str öhle M, Rauch S, Lastei P, Maeder MB, Brugger H, Paal P.
Str öhle, Mathias, Simon Rauch, Philipp Lastei, Monika Brodmann Maeder, Hermann Brugger, and Peter Paal. Frostbite injuries in the Austrian Alps: a retrospective 11-year national registry study. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2018. OBJECTIVES: Frost... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

New process in root development discovered
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) As the plant root grows, a root cap protects its fragile tip. Every few hours, the old cap is lost and a new one replaces it. Researchers have now, for the first time, observed regular cycles of root tip loss and regrowth in real time. In doing so, they uncovered the signal and receptor that coordinate this process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Roche wins CE Mark for Accu-Chek Solo insulin micropump
Roche (OTC:RHHBY) said today that it won CE Mark clearance for its Accu-Chek Solo insulin micropump system. The company plans to launch a pilot commercialization phase for its device in the coming weeks in Austria, Poland, Switzerland and the U.K. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Roche wins CE Mark for Accu-Chek Solo insulin micropump appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Roche Source Type: news

Fuel your mind, body and soul at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 wellness activities
Fun run, yoga class among group health activities planned during the Ultimate Dental Meeting scheduled September 13-15 in Orlando CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 20, 2018) –Lace up your sneakers for a medieval fun run and get youromon at group yoga during Dentsply Sirona World 2018. Over three days at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, the Ultimate Dental Meeting ’s wellness activities bring together hundreds of attendees interested in recharging their mind and bodies through creative and healthy events.A Medieval Fun Run is scheduled for Friday, September 14 at 6 a.m. and per tradition, participants are enc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Reva lands new partner in Italy for bioresorbable scaffold
Reva Medical (ASX:RVA) said today that it inked a deal with Bio Vascular Group to distribute Reva’s Fantom bioresorbable scaffold in Italy. The partnership expands Reva’s commercial activities to Italy, adding to its ongoing efforts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Turkey. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Reva lands new partner in Italy for bioresorbable scaffold appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Vascular Wall Street Beat Reva Medical Inc. Source Type: news

VIP registration selling out for Dentsply Sirona World 2018
Register now to secure your spot as a VIP at the largest educational festival in dentistry before tickets are goneCHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 9, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona World is heading back to the Sunshine state and it will be the HOTTEST event yet! And for those seeking the full red-carpet experience, VIP registration is still available, but tickets are extremely limited.VIP registration to this year ’s educational festival is an additional $500 and offers more benefits than ever before, including:Expedited onsite registrationUpgraded dining options and exclusive seatingSpecial VIP section for all General Sessions a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design Contest for Mobile Health (mHealth) Applications
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), in partnership with the Data Protection Authorities of Austria, Ireland and Schleswig-Holstein and supported by the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN), is pleased to announce the launch of the EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health (mHealth) applications. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Recognizing others but not yourself: New insights into the evolution of plant mating
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Recognition systems have evolved to ensure that a plant mates only with a genetically different plant and not with itself, hence preventing inbreeding. Recognition systems can be found in at least 100 plant families and 40 percent of species but until now, researchers have not known how the astonishing diversity in these systems evolves. Researchers at IST Austria have made steps towards deciphering how new mating types evolve. Their results are published in Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Elvis Costello Cancels European Tour after Cancer Surgery
The British singer-songwriter has canceled concerts in Britain, Croatia, Austria, Norway and Sweden following the removal of a tumor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANNA CODREA-RADO Tags: Pop and Rock Music Costello, Elvis Great Britain Cancer Source Type: news

Listeria monocytogenes multi-country outbreak: 47 cases including 9 deaths
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables produced in a company in Hungary are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Despite the product recall ordered by the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office, new cases may still emerge, says the updated risk assessment published by ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Engineering cooperation
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Social dilemmas occur when individual desires clash with group needs. How can people be encouraged to cooperate when they have reason not to? In a new Nature paper, scientists show that if the social dilemma that individuals face are dependent on if they work together, cooperation can triumph. This finding resulted from a new framework that they introduced, which extends the entire theory of repeated games. Moreover, their work provides tools to systematically build cooperation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RESOLUTE:13 academic & industry partners join forces to unlock SLCs for new therapies
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) RESOLUTE (Research empowerment on solute carriers), a public-private research partnership supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) with 13 partners from academia and industry, announced the start of a 5-year research project on July 1, 2018. The goal of the project is to intensify worldwide research on solute carriers (SLCs), a relatively understudied group of proteins that control essential physiological functions, and potentially establish them as a novel target class for medicine research and development. (Source: EurekAlert!...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rock fall analysis in an Alpine area by using a reliable integrated monitoring system: results from the Ingelsberg slope (Salzburg Land, Austria) - Matteo LD, Romeo S, Kieffer DS.
The present work illustrates the monitoring system of the Ingelsberg slope (Bad Hofgastein, Austria), which hosts one of the most dangerous landslides in the Salzburg Land. It is a rock fall, which can be considered as representative of landslides commonly... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Lynxes in danger
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) A new study suggests that humans are putting pressure on the population of these big cats in the Germany-Czech Republic-Austria border area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New mechanism for the plant hormone auxin discovered
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Auxin is a hormone that is essential for the development of plants as it controls a wide range of processes. Previously, it was believed that auxin's main signaling mechanism acted only by regulating gene transcription. Now, scientists led by Ji? í Friml at IST Austria have demonstrated that another mechanism exists, and that cells in the roots must be able to respond to auxin immediately. This mechanism enables rapid adaption of root growth direction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Digitalisation meets the Middle Ages
(St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences) Smartphones and touchscreens could turn museum visits into a digital and multimedia experience. In the months ahead, an example of this can be seen in Admont Abbey in Austria. In a special exhibition, the abbey is presenting fragments of the 'Admonter Abrogans', a Latin-German dictionary from the period of around 800. The cultural treasures have been made accessible through a multi-media presentation, which researchers of the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies at St. P ö lten University of Applied Sciences (Austria) has designed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Digitalization meets the Middle Ages
(St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences) Smartphones and touchscreens could turn museum visits into a digital and multimedia experience. In the months ahead, an example of this can be seen in Admont Abbey in Austria. In a special exhibition, the abbey is presenting fragments of the 'Admonter Abrogans', a Latin-German dictionary from the period of around 800. The cultural treasures have been made accessible through a multi-media presentation, which researchers of the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies at St. P ö lten University of Applied Sciences (Austria) has designed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research provides expanded insights into the brain's response to opioids
(Temple University Health System) Opioids are powerful painkillers that act on the brain, but they have a range of harmful side effects including addiction. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in collaboration with researchers from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, University of Innsbruck, and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, have developed a tool that gives deeper insights into the brain's response to opioids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDEA Winner Shows the Value of Nonsurgical Robots in Healthcare
Equashield is proving that robots aren’t limited to just helping with surgeries in the healthcare industry. The Port Washington, N.Y.-based company and Gold winner for MDEA under the Non-Surgical and Hospital Supplies category has developed the Equashield Pro technology. The device is designed to help transport and handle dangerous drugs. The system enables compounding large varieties of patient-specific chemotherapy doses quickly, using optimized process flow by performing multiple tasks simultaneously. The Pro’s highly reliable dose verification software reduces the occurrences of medication dosage and i...
Source: MDDI - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

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