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.
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.
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.
VASCage establishes the Austrian Clinical Trial Platform Stroke (ACTstroke) as a single point of contact for international study sponsors. The aim is to enhance the attractiveness of Austria as a site for large clinical stroke trials.
The aim of the basic research study ELDERGUT is to define potential prebiotic effects of black elderberry-derived polyphenols and anthocyanins. Prebiotics serve as nutrients for beneficial microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract.
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.