Clinical advances and ongoing trials of mRNA vaccines for cancer treatment

3. November 2022

published: October, 2022. Years of research exploring mRNA vaccines for cancer treatment in preclinical and clinical trials have set the stage for the rapid development of mRNA vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therapeutic cancer vaccines based on mRNA are well tolerated, and the inherent advantage in ease of production, which […]

The History of Vaccines

21. September 2022

A brief history of vaccination The practice of immunisation dates back hundreds of years. Buddhist monks drank snake venom to confer immunity to snake bite and variolation (smearing of a skin tear with cowpox to confer immunity to smallpox) was practiced in 17th century China. Edward Jenner is considered the […]

Polio Today

21. September 2022

To eradicate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative brings together the latest scientific knowledge on the virus and tracks the status of the virus every week. We look back on the history of the poliovirus to make the most of lessons learned and plan ahead for a world without polio. […]

MIA Medical Information Analytics GmbH

13. September 2022

Wir sind MIA (Medical Information Analytics GmbH), ein Start-up der Rhenus-Gruppe und begleiten seit 2019 die Digitalisierung im Medizincontrolling. Im Krankenhausalltag geht viel Zeit für die Abrechnung erbrachter Leistungen verloren. Denn die korrekte Kodierung von Einzelfällen ist anspruchsvoll und arbeitsintensiv. Häufig liegen medizinische Rohdaten in verschiedenen Subsystemen sowie in der […]

In Conversation: Why climate change matters for human health

9. September 2022

The consensus among scientists is that we are in an era of global heating and extreme weather events, primarily due to the devastating effects of human action on the environment. Why are researchers concerned, and what are the implications for health? The Lancet Countdown team is a group of over […]

In Conversation: What is behind vaccine hesitancy?

9. September 2022

In a bid to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, public health experts have been pushing for a fast and effective vaccine rollout. However, some members of the public have been hesitant to take up vaccines. What happened, and is there something that science communicators keep […]

„Irrasshaimase“ – Willkommen in Tokio

5. August 2022

von Hasan Kelani Von Oktober 2019 bis Jänner 2020 hatte ich die einmalige Gelegenheit, in der japanischen Hauptstadt Tokio zu leben und dabei klinische Praktika in drei Fachrichtungen an der Showa University zu absolvieren. Als Studierender der Medizinischen Universität Wien hat man die Möglichkeit, in den letzten zwei Studienjahren eineinhalb Jahre […]

History of Vaccination

3. August 2022

The history of vaccines did not begin with Jenner’s smallpox vaccine. It will not end with the recent vaccines against the novel coronavirus, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The history of vaccines begins before the first vaccine, with an immunizing procedure called “inoculation” by some and “variolation” by others. According […]

Erfahrungsbericht München

18. Juli 2022

von Marie-Luise Drax Meine Motivation In meinem Elternhaus wurde schon immer sehr viel Wert auf Erfahrungen im Ausland mit anderen Kulturen gelegt, deswegen durfte ich in meinem Leben bereits zahlreiche Auslandsaufenthalte erleben. Im Alter von zwei Jahren sind wir damals für zwei Jahre in die USA gezogen. Danach folgten regelmäßige […]

Ukraine Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2021

6. Juli 2022

Humanitarian situation in 2021 After seven years of armed conflict, humanitarian needs remained critical on both sides of the “contact line” – the 427km-long stretch of land dividing eastern Ukraine into Government- and non-Government-controlled areas (GCA and NGCA). The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated people’s needs and led to the introduction […]