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To mark the international day of premature babies, the Main Building of UD, the Clinical Centre, the Innovation Centre, the Stadium and the Water Tower were lit up in purple light on Thursday. The doctors and nurses who take care of premature babies also wore purple, the colour that symbolises hope and persistence. The goal of the initiative was to salute premature babies, their families, and healthcare professionals who take care of them.

Those who had offered their bodies for educational and research purposes were commemorated at the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology of UD on Friday. Teachers and Students expressed their gratitude and respect together.

Two researchers from UD have been involved in an international initiative (COST), which aims to improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from osteoarthritis by coordinating European research programmes and speeding up the implementation of technological developments and research results into clinical practice. Researchers from 23 countries participate in the four-year-long programme.

Researchers of UD have developed a technology that allows the manufacturing of a new dietary supplement by extracting antocianin from sour cherry. The consortium comprised of the university and Sorapharm Ltd. received an EU grant of over HUF 1.5 billion for the project. The dietary supplement developed in the framework of the project has been registered by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition. The results of the project were reported at UD on Thursday.

Together with the researchers of a partner company, the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Clinical Centre, UD, have developed a dietary supplement that may help women who live with incontinence. Combined with physical exercise, the product strengthens pelvic muscles. The dietary supplement was tested at the Clinic, the results were reported on Wednesday.

Hungary is the first country in Europe where a national skill lab network has been established. At the universities of Debrecen, Pécs and Szeged, and 16 county hospitals medical students can practice diagnostical, therapeutic and life-saving interventions using state-of-the-art equipment, in a real-life environment. Representatives of the institutions involved in the 13 billion HUF project discussed the experience obtained so far at UD on Thursday.

The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons gave the Thoracic Surgery Department of the Clinical Centre of UD the title of most reliable partner. The head of the Centre received the certificate a few days ago.

The first two orbital atherectomies in severe calcified coronary artery stenosis have been performed at the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen. Using the procedure, the hard calcareous deposit formed in the coronary artery can be effectively removed, the narrowing can be successfully dilated and stented. In Hungary, the method is considered a novelty at this point.

For the first time in Hungary, robot-assisted nephrolithotomy (kidney stone removal) has been performed at the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen Clinical Center. In recent days, the university's specialists have performed six successful operations using the French-developed ILY robot-controlled ureterorenoscopy. Using robot-assisted technology, surgery can be performed precisely and safely even in more difficult and complicated cases.

The University of Debrecen has recently become a full member of the European Reference Network of Rare Liver Diseases (ERN RARE-LIVER). Mária Papp, Director of UD’s Gastroenterology Clinic, which provides care and treatment for patients with liver diseases, received the certificate of membership at the beginning of September from Ansgar W. Lohse, a representative of University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf and the coordinator of the ERN RARE-LIVER program. Membership in this consortium enables the Debrecen institution to use the most up-to-date international professional recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from rare liver diseases.

Researchers at the University of Debrecen were the first to describe how mechanical stimuli have an effect of enhancing cartilage formation by synchronizing the biological clock of the developing chondrogenic cells. Their findings may contribute to the development of new and more efficient treatments of arthritis and arthrosis, through which better quality cartilage replacement can be achieved. The study that summarizes the relevant research process was recently published in one of the most prestigious international scientific journals.

The Issues discussed at the Congress of the Experimental Surgery Section of the Hungarian Surgical Society (HSS) include the most recent research findings, state-of-the-art educational theories and methods, and the newest technologies applied in clinical practice such as robotic surgery. Participants of the three-day event that started on Thursday and takes place at the Kölcsey Centre will also commemorate professor István Furka, former head of the Department of Operative Techniques and Surgical Research at UD, who died last year.

The researchers of the University of Debrecen have achieved world-famous results in the study of chromosome-forming chromatin. The research group managed to show that the protein NODULIN HOMEOBOX (NDX) regulates heterochromatin, which is depleted in genes and is functionally inactive. Their high-impact publication presenting the research appeared in Nature Communications, one of the most prestigious scientific journals.

János Roszik, researcher of the MD Anderson Cancer Centre of the University of Texas will join the Lendület Genome Structure and Recombination research group of the University of Debrecen. In the framework of the Fulbright programme, János Roszik will spend three months working with the UD research group in a project that aims to study the relationship between R-loop structures and mutations that occur in tumours.

So far over 300 bipolar prostate removals have been performed at the Urology Clinic of the Clinical Centre of UD, where this procedure was first applied in Hungary. Many Hungarian and international specialists study and practice this technique at the Clinic. Most recently, urologists from the Honvéd Hospital and from Serbia attended surgeries as observers.

Graduates from the program in medicine took their oath on Friday at the University of Debrecen. Having completed their course of studies either in Hungarian or in English, more than a hundred and twenty of them received their diplomas at the ceremonial convocation of the Faculty of Medicine.

Soon, the state-of-the-art technology of the 21st century, robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery, may be used at the Department of Surgery of the University of Debrecen. One of the largest and most significant of the nation’s institutes offering a wide range of surgical procedures celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation just last year. However, due to emergency precautions prompted by the pandemic, the centennial celebrations, where a series of asset development and organizational restructuring plans were also officially announced, could be held only now.

This weekend the summer series of graduation ceremonies will begin at the University of Debrecen. In the weeks to come, about 4,000 graduates will receive their degrees. The first ceremonies will be held on 17 June, Friday, at 10 am and at 13 am, when students of the Faculty of Economics and Business will graduate at the Cour d’Honneur of the Main Building.

First in Hungary, the medical education of the University of Debrecen has been accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) based on the criteria set by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). The accreditation, which is valid for 8 years, will significantly enhance the value of the degrees awarded by the university.

On Saturday, a ceremony was held in the Hall of the Main Building of the University of Debrecen, where research degrees and honorary titles were awarded. At the event 96 new doctors representing 5 areas of science received their degrees, and the Habilitation, Professor Emeritus, Civis honoris causa and Doctor honoris causa titles were also awarded.

A new radioisotope therapy, so far used only in a few European institutions, has become available at the Clinical Centre of the University of Debrecen. The new treatment was first used on a patient with an endocrine tumour in Debrecen on 12 May.

Rotary Club Debrecen has donated equipment to the Departments of Paediatrics and Internal Medicine of the Clinical Centre of the University of Debrecen, and to the city social services. The purpose of the special beds and mattresses is to help prevent bedsore. The equipment was delivered at a ceremony held at the Clinical Centre on Monday.

Everyone visiting the 15th International Food Day on Friday was offered a wide variety of African, Asian, and American foods and flavors, not to mention the insight they could get into these cultures. Not only the international students of the University, but a number of Debrecen inhabitants were also eager to join this gastro festival.

The international conference organized at the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen focused on advances in hysteroscopy, the related state-of-the-art devices and procedures, along with recent trial results, which were presented in English by renowned professionals. The two-day event hosting not only Hungarian experts but also Italian, Israeli, and Indian specialists started on Friday.

The first Ronald McDonald Family Centre in Hungary was opened at the Clinical Centre of the University of Debrecen on Wednesday. The facility will provide a relaxed environment for inpatient children and their families. Realised as a 120 million forint project, the Family Centre has been constructed at the previously unused loft of the Department of Pediatrics.