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Life Science PhD Award goes to Barbara Bachmann


The Austrian Society for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Molekulare Biowissenschaften und Biotechnologie, ÖGMBT) has honored five young researchers for their internationally outstanding work. Among the winners was Barbara Bachmann, member of the Competence Center for Mechanobiology at LBI Trauma and the Cell Chip Group at Vienna University of Technology, who received the award for her sensational dissertation. Due to the pandemic, the award ceremony took place on a small scale and the presentations were broadcasted online.

New Axon Quantification App launched – Webinar Sept 13-16


Counting axons on histological sections can be a laborious task, yet it is essential to quantify the success of neuroregeneration. With about 300.000 cases of peripheral nerve injury in Europe, the quest for effective surgical and therapeutic options is one of the top priorities in medical research. The peripheral nervous system has been shown to have a remarkable potential to regenerate, but might need assistance, for example in the form of a biomaterial bridging the defect, which can then be reinnervated by new axons.

Trauma-induced coagulopathy - New article in Nature Reviews Disease Primers


Trauma is the fourth most common cause of death worldwide and uncontrolled bleeding is a major preventable cause of death in patients with traumatic injury. Controlling hemorrhage is often more difficult than it seems though, as in severely bleeding trauma patients, coagulation may be altered. Both uncontrollable bleeding as well as hypercoagulation can occur as a result of a complex interplay of several mechanisms involving procoagulant and anticoagulant factors as well as cellular components.