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The Competence Center for MechanoBiology: A Czech-Austrian success story


As part of an Interreg program, the Competence Center for MechanoBiology enables cross-border cooperation between Austrian and Czech institutes. LBI Trauma is among the three Austrian members. Together, the scientists examine how mechanical forces act on tissues and cells, what signals are triggered within and surrounding the cells and how this can be used to stimulate healing.

New guidelines for sepsis studies - MQTiPSS are gaining attention


The incidence of sepsis is on the rise worldwide. Despite continuous improvements of diagnosis and treatment, one out of four hospitalized septic patients dies of the condition. While patient management is organized by up-to-date guidelines, the translation of new research findings into the clinics is hampered by the lack of best practices and standardization in preclinical sepsis studies. With large quality gaps as well as conflicting data, scientists struggle to reconcile the pre-existing and emerging experimental findings into coherent blueprints of sepsis pathophysiology.

Rejuvenating the leadership at LBI Trauma


For the past 20 years the institute was led by Heinz Redl. Although he can look back on an impressive carrier, he likes to shift the attention away from himself and towards research. “Art is I, Science is We” The quote from Claude Bernard, pinned to his office door, reminds visitors of his motto. The Austrian Cluster for Tissue Engineering is just one example of his ongoing efforts for collaboration and cooperation within the scientific community.

Cluster Meeting 2019 at the University Clinic of Dentistry


From March 11 to 13, Austria's leading experts on tissue regeneration met at the Bernhard Gottlieb University Clinic of Dentistry in Vienna for the annual meeting of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration. For two days, the scientists informed about their latest results and gave updates on ongoing projects. On the third day, the Cluster presented itself to the public. The large audience was given insights into exciting projects from the musculoskeletal and dental research.

Marcin Osuchowski will speak at the opening session of the 9th “Sepsis Update” International Congress


Dr. Marcin Osuchowski, the head of Intensive Medicine (and sepsis research group) at LBI Trauma, has recently been invited to the 2019’s “Sepsis Update” Congress on sepsis and multi-organ dysfunction attended by the Who is Who in the international sepsis community. Dr.  Osuchowski, together with Drs. Singer, Angus and Weigand, will cover topics centered on the main theme of this year’s congress: “Tribute to Translation”. Specifically, Dr. Osuchowski will discuss utility of preclinical models in sepsis research with a talk titled “Quality thresholds in preclinical sepsis models”.

The eye of the beholder – histological image wins photo competition


Scientific results are evaluated based on objective criteria, while beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Time and again research yields images which are perceived as beautiful, yet this subjective aspect is often overlooked. A contest organized by the MuSkITYR aimed to bring them into the spotlight. Under the headline Science meets Art they were looking for images from the field of musculoskeletal research which they jury then assessed for their artistic value.