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Press Releases from PRD (4 total)

11-06-2018 | Health & Medicine
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EUROPE AND USA: AGREEMENT ON DEFINITION AND DIAGNOSIS OF SPECIFIC FORM OF HIGH B …

Physician from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences plays a part in global consensus-building process Krems (Austria), 6 November 2018 – A transcontinental agreement was recently reached on the definition and diagnosis of a particular form of high blood pressure. Until now, it was difficult to outline a generally accepted set of symptoms – and therefore to diagnose – this type of high blood pressure, which is known as neurogenic supine
08-09-2018 | Science & Education
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On the "shelf life" of water: Hot on the trail of the biostability of water usin …

Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems launches project to study the growth of water-based microorganisms Krems (Austria), 9 August 2018 – In order to better understand and assess the quality of ground and spring water, state-of-the-art methods from the fields of molecular biology and microbiology, as well as chemical high-performance analytics are now developed. This has been made possible by a project currently underway at the Karl Landsteiner
03-27-2017 | Energy & Environment
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Bacteria, deadwood and climate changeT

With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, an international group of researchers is investigating to what extent the forest floor serves as a carbon sink and how bacteria and fungi interact in this context. The researchers have found deadwood to be populated by a great diversity of life. "The wealth of microorganisms we found in deadwood was astounding", says the microbiologist Judith Ascher-Jenull. It has long been known

Who can be trusted on the internet?

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, scientists examined how the credibility of information from the web can be assessed in order to obtain more effective data from platforms such as Flickr. Recently, the credibility of information from the internet has become a hot topic, given the political dimension of fake news and the impact it has on democratic processes. Internet companies such as Facebook, which is particularly