Medical University of Vienna

The Medical University of Vienna is a medical university in Vienna, Austria. Formerly the faculty of medicine of the University of Vienna, became an independent university on January 1, 2004. The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical research institution in Austria and the biggest medical university in all the German speaking countries.

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Evidence that synthetic drugs can cause cancer

Almost weekly, a new synthetic psychoactive drug comes onto the market somewhere in Europe that can be ordered legally and easily, for example as an incense blend, via the Internet. Synthetic cannabinoids are difficult to ...

Apr 16, 2015
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Strength training still advisable in older age

In Austria, around ten per cent of over-65-year-olds are frail, while a further 40 per cent are in a preliminary stage of frailty. The Healthy For Life project, with the MedUni Vienna as the academic lead, aims to raise fitness ...

Apr 03, 2015
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Carcinogenic role of a protein in liver decoded

The human protein EGFR controls cell growth. It has mutated in case of many cancer cells or exists in excessive numbers. For this reason it serves as a point of attack for target-oriented therapies. A study group at the Comprehensive ...

Sep 01, 2014
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Regular colonoscopy can prevent bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. The prognosis depends greatly on the stage at which the tumour is discovered. Colonoscopy is regarded as the best method for identifying pre-cancerous changes. If these ...

Mar 10, 2015
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