Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

The Austrian Fund, (FWF) is an Austrian central funding mechanism organization comprised of The Assembly of Delegates, The Supervisory Board, The Executive Board and The Board. The purpose and mission of The Austrian Fund is to fund basic scientific research in Austria in a fair and equitable manner among researchers' grant requests which will enable Austria to grow and prosper among nations.

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http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/index.asp

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Pediatrics

Improved nutrition for extremely low birth weight preemies

At the neonatology ward of the Vienna General Hospital (Medical University Vienna), physicians compared two mixtures of intravenous lipids for nutrition with support coming from the FWF. The researchers found no amelioration ...

HIV & AIDS

Preventing HIV at the initial stages of infection

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, Doris Wilflingseder investigates the initial stages of HIV infection, a period when the immune system might still stop the virus.

Cancer

Researchers find new biomarker for breast cancer

With the support of the FWF, an oncologist found a biomarker for breast cancer having a poor prognosis and developed two viable methods to detect it in tissue samples.

Health

Hiking accidents—take care when descending mountains

Falls account for about half of all hiking accidents. With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a team led by Martin Faulhaber from the University of Innsbruck is currently investigating what makes hikers slip, trip ...

Cancer

Breast milk as a weapon against cancer

In an FWF-funded project, scientists at the University of Graz modified and reinforced a host defence peptide from breast milk so as to enable it to specifically detect cancer cells. The active substance can then induce cell ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How mood and eating behaviour are connected

While fear and aggression tend to curb our appetite, sadness and frustration seem to stimulate it. A project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF looks into the connections between mood and overeating in healthy and bulimic ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sex differences in cognitive regulation of stress

While it is true that women and men respond differently to stress, current neuroscientific research only partially confirms traditional gender stereotypes. Other factors heavily contribute to the stress response such as self-esteem, ...

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