Dr. Adran Regensburger, a doctor in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has received the ‘Young Investigator Award’ for his work in molecular imaging in children with muscular dystrophy. The jury particularly praised the innovatory value and method selected by Dr. Regensburger.

If a tumor is large enough to be seen using imaging techniques, then a cure is virtually impossible for particularly aggressive cancers. Many lives could be saved if we were able to detect cancer earlier. A research network searching for minute tumor markers in the bloodstream is now funded by BMBF with a total of 1.3 million euros.

Die vermehrte Ablagerung von Bindegewebe ist ein Problem bei chronischen Erkrankungen vieler Organe. Effektive Behandlungsmöglichkeiten stehen derzeit kaum zur Verfügung. Wissenschaftler aus der Medizinischen Klinik 3 haben jetzt ein molekulares Netzwerk entschlüsselt, das diese Prozesse kontrolliert und dadurch eine neue Möglichkeit für die Therapie von Organvernarbung darstellen könnte.

Despite the tremendous advances in treating chronic inflammatory bowel diseases with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. Researchers at the Department of Medicine 1 have now proven that certain cells in the intestines have a key role to play in inducing acute inflammatory episodes.

A team of scientists, led by Dr. Haubensak, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, and Prof. Hess, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, have now identified a neuronal circuit in the brain that plays an important role in anxiety and demonstrated how common psychiatric medication acts on it.