Latest University of Vienna Stories

2008-08-21 15:10:00

Scientists say dogs are becoming increasingly more intelligent and are even learning morals from living in close contact with humans. The fact that dogs' play rarely escalates into a fight shows the animals abide by social rules, they say. One study observed dogs in an experimental setting where when they held up a paw, they were rewarded with a food treat, but when a lone dog was asked to raise its paw but received no treat, the researchers found it begged for up to 30 minutes. Researchers...

2008-06-02 15:29:29

In the first large study to affirm wider cancer-fighting applications for Zometa and other bone-building drugs called bisphosphonates, new research has found that Zometa, a bone loss prevention drug used by women undergoing breast cancer treatment, substantially reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence.  The study, led by Dr. Michael Gnant of the Medical University of Vienna, was  reported Saturday at an American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago, and has given...

2004-12-01 08:31:27

The devastating cycles of plant and animal extinctions have spawned different schools of thought: Did the earth or the heavens bring catastropher? Astrobiology Magazine -- Two hundred and fifty million years ago, ninety percent of marine species disappeared and life on land suffered greatly during the world's largest mass extinction. The cause of this great dying has baffled scientists for decades, and recent speculations invoke asteroid impacts as a kill mechanism. Yet a new study published...

2004-11-25 03:00:18

Aim. Imaging with radiolabelled vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been developed for the localisation and diagnosis of a variety of human solid tumors including gastrointestinal tumors. Methods. In this study we investigated the biodistribution, safety and absorbed dose of iodine-123 radiolabelled VEGF^sub 165^ (^sup 123^I-VEGF^sub 165^) in 9 patients with pancreatic carcinoma. Following intravenous administration of ^sup 123^I-VEGF^sub 165^ (18917 MBq; Results. The highest...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.