Category Archives: VascAge News

New research results on flies, mice and humans suggests that spermidine-rich diet might protect the ageing brain

Decreased cognitive performance is a hallmark of brain ageing, but the underlying mechanisms and potential therapeutic avenues remain poorly understood. Now, new research results with VASCage contribution raise the intriguing possibility that dietary spermidine may be protective against cognitive decline in humans. The exciting new findings are published in the current issue of the journal Cell Reports. Read More

VASCage GmbH company partners and scientific partners got together in our first virtual consortium meeting

Around 100 participants enjoyed the exciting talks on “Vascular Health in a Digital World” by our keynote speakers Sabine Klein (ÖGK), Winfried Ness (Helm AG) and Uwe Siebert (UMIT), the discussion with our VASCAge CSO Stefan Kiechl and the presentation of 16 project highlights! The participants also used the opportunity to network and chat in our virtual coffee area.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS! Read More

New international postdoc investigates how the corona crisis affects stroke incidence, management and outcome of patients

The word has spread within the scientific community that a new research centre on vascular ageing has started in Innsbruck. So the Dutch early-career researcher Annemieke ter Telgte came across VASCage when she was looking for an exciting new place to work abroad. She was especially attracted by the keywords stroke, epidemiology and public health, filed an application and now she is employed as a postdoc at VASCage. Read More

Cardiovascular risk factor overweight: New publications shed light on height and weight trajectories from infancy to young adulthood

A major risk factor for cardiovascular disease in young adults is overweight or obesity in adolescence. VASCage project leaders Prof. Dr. Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer (Director of the Department of Paediatrics II, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of Innsbruck MUI), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michael Knoflach (Dept. of Neurology, MUI) and her co-workers have published results that are crucial for the implementation of adequate prevention measures. Read More

Missed the VASCage Live Webinar ‘Forever Young’ at  the European Researchers’ Night? Watch the video!

VASCage researcher Dr. Sophia Kiechl explained how life style affects our blood vessels and discussed nutrional trends with a very active audience (in German). The video is now online. The talk was part of the European Researchers’ Night 2020, an event that takes place simulatenously once a year throughout Europe and invites the public to get a taste of the everyday life of research institutions. Read More