Applied mathematics for use in medicine is cool! Nadja Gruber, mathematician at VASCage, explained to a group of girls interested in technical sciences how deep learning techniques can improve stroke image analysis.
Studies on the rehabilitation of ataxic patients are rare, especially after stroke. Now Prof. Stefan Kiechl, CSO of VASCage and Director of the Department of Neurology at the Medical University of Innsbruck, coordinates a clinical trial on ataxia after stroke.
A study of researchers at VASCage and at the Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) on a large cohort of Tyrolean students and apprentices suggests adolescence as a prime age range for early vascular prevention. It was published in the journal Atherosclerosis.
VASCage CSO Stefan Kiechl and VASCage project leaders Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer and Michael Knoflach (all Medical University Innsbruck) are among the authors of a recent Nature paper on global cholesterol trends.
A VASCage study investigates whether the attitude towards telerehabilitation has changed in physio-, occupational and in speech and language therapists in Austria, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Brain Awareness Week from March 16-22 is the global campaign to foster public support for brain science. VASCage takes the opportunity to interview its Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Stefan Kiechl, who is Head of the Neurology Department at the Medical University Innsbruck.
Q: The goal of the Brain Awareness Week is to unite partners worldwide with the common theme that brain research is the hope
New publication of VASCage researchers and VASCage partners in the high-ranking Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that the ageing of arteries progresses differently in Chinese men and women over lifetime. The findings are highly relevant for drug targeting. The publication is the result of the very fruitful cooperation between VASCage, Medical University Innsbruck, King’s College London, Zhejiang University and the Third Xiangya Hospital of Changsha, the largest medical institution in central China.
VASCage – Research Centre on Vascular Ageing and Stroke invited its partners to the first program board meeting to discuss the strategy, new projects and trends in vascular ageing and stroke together with Stefan Kiechl, VASCage CSO, and Matthias Ullrich, VASCage CEO.
The partners engaged lively in group discussions on current needs, challenges and relevant topics for future cooperation.
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VASCage GmbH is now member of the Cluster Life Sciences Tyrol and makes use of the network to facilitate cooperation. 74 highly innovative companies, institutions and universities employing more than 23,000 people make use of the Cluster Life Sciences Tyrol. Cluster Manager Petra Stöckl: ‘We are very proud to welcome with VASCage an internationally recognised COMET centre in our network!‘
Prevention of vascular ageing and stroke by early health intervention is an important research goal of VASCage. The international meeting „Addressing today’s Global Health Paradox“ in Innsbruck, initiated by Dr. Katharina Wirnitzer, University College of Teacher Education Tyrol, and Prof. Madan Thangavelu, Cambridge, UK, was a great opportunity for exchange, especially on the topics of nutrition, physical activity and targeted excercise.