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VACAge Nature Communications paper on Corona biomarkers

VASCage Proteomics and RNA biomarker research contributes with a new publication to fight the pandemic

A ‘Nature Communications‘ paper on prognostic COVID-19 biomarkers for intensive care patients has been published.
COVID-19 poses an unprecedented challenge to health care systems globally. It is increasingly apparent that conventional prognostic scores for patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are unsuitable for outcome prediction. Now VASCage project leader Manuel Mayr of King’s College London, and his team were able to make important contributions to address this clinicial need.
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PRESS RELEASE:  First signs of atherosclerosis in Tyrolean Youths? Largest clinical trial on vascular health in adolescents in Austria

EVA4YOU is an observational study enrolling students and apprentices aged between 14 and 19 years to determine predictors of the early steps of the formation of atherosclerosis. Examinations are conducted at schools and companies throughout Tyrol.
Link to press release (in German)
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Link to the trial EVA4YOU
VASCage clinical trial post-stroke osteopathy

PRESS RELEASE: clinical trial 'Post-stroke osteopathy' on bone fractures after stroke

Patients who survive the acute phase of stroke are at a higher risk of bone fractures. VASCage has issued a press release on its new clinical trial 'Post-Stroke Osteopathy'. The objective is to characterize falls and fractures and changes in the bone microstructure after  stroke.
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Link to the trial Post-Stroke Osteopathy

 
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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.
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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!

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.

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.
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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.

25% of people will suffer a stroke! Brain Awareness interview with Prof. Stefan Kiechl

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
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Age-dependent arterial stiffening differs in sexes: Women highly at risk after menopause

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.
Stroke VASCage Program Board

Program Board Meeting

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.

Thanks for coming!
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VASCage member of Cluster Life Sciences Tyrol

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!‘
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VASCage at International Research and Knowledge Exchange Meeting

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.
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VASCage on air

Tina Winkler of Radio U1 Tirol conducted a radio interview with VASCage CSO Stefan Kiechl. Kiechl speaks about the general goals of VASCage, the risk factors for vascular ageing and stroke and about innovative rehabilitation projects.