Project “YOUNG50 #Stay Healthy - Cardiovascular Risk Prevention” launched in Luxembourg
YOUNG 50 is a European Commission funded project to screen and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in people aged 50. The project aims to use an integrated model of assistance to help modify or reduce risk factors among healthy people, promote interventions to improve lifestyle habits, and increase knowledge and perceptions of CVD risks among the general population.
[Press release] ParkinsonNet Luxembourg celebrates 5 years
ParkinsonNet Luxembourg was established only 5 years ago and began full operations in 2018 with the first multidisciplinary professional training. Modelled after the highly effective Dutch programme founded by Prof. Dr. Bas Bloem from Radboud University Nijmegen, the concept focuses on building an integrated care network for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at all stages. Thanks to its close link to international research, it allows its members to benefit, during their continuous training, of the latest findings and use state of the art treatments. The quality of life of people with PD is at the centre of all activities and it continually improves the exchange between the different healthcare professionals.
Atypical opioid receptors: a promising new avenue in pain management
In a recently published review article, researchers from the Immuno-Pharmacology and Interactomics research group at the LIH Department of Infection and Immunity, discuss the current understanding of atypical opioid receptors and their prospective as alternative targets for pain management, anxiety and depression.
Allergies: More than a gut feeling
The prevalence of food allergies has reached epidemic levels, yet the cause remains largely unknown. In a recently published review, LIH Prof Desai discusses the clinical relevance of the gut mucosal barrier as a site for allergic sensitization to food. According to the group, studying the intricate links between the mucus barrier, the associated bacteria and the mucosal immune system may advance our understanding of the mechanisms to inform prevention and treatment strategies in food allergy.
COVID 19 research boosted by private funding
On November 9th, the Luxembourg Institute of Health and the University of Luxembourg / LCSB, under the aegis of Research Luxembourg, welcomed the André Losch Fondation and representatives from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) to a special event dedicated to thanking both organisations for their financial support in COVID research.
08 December 2021 11:00 AM
Lecture Series Infection & Immunity - Next-generation of multi-omics research:going to the single cell - Prof Karsten Hiller: "Suppressing the ﬁre: immunomodulatory metabolites in macrophages"
09 December 2021 11:00 AM
Lecture Series Cancer Research - "Nationwide team science for multi-omics-guided precision oncology" - Prof Stefan Fröhling