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The Da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system has arrived at the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre. The 21st-century, state-of-the-art technology is used primarily in general surgery, as well as surgical procedures in urology, gynaecology and otolaryngology. Thanks to the precise and safe surgical techniques made possible by it, the risk of complications is reduced and recovery times are shortened. The investment of more than one billion Hungarian forints in robotic surgery was officially introduced at the institution on Tuesday.

The Cornea Outpatient Clinic, which was inaugurated on Thursday at the Ophthalmology Department of the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre, uses state-of-the-art equipment to support the early detection of corneal diseases and provide better conditions for corneal surgery. The complexity of the equipment found in the clinic consisting of two surgeries and a treatment room is unique in the country. In addition to the outpatient clinic, the Cornea Bank, which has been operating for 30 years, also contributes to the excellence of the Ophthalmology Department.

Participants in an international training program (GESEA: Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery Education and Assessment), which started on Thursday at the University of Debrecen's Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, can improve their skills in gynecological endoscopic procedures. In the course, which is unique in Hungary, specialists and would-be specialists get a chance to conduct their practices in a dry laboratory that was recently renovated with the support of the Faculty of Medicine out of a budget of around HUF 40 million.

The refurbished premises of the Clinical Physiology Department of the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Clinic, have been opened. The development has further improved the conditions for teaching and research closely related to clinical patient care at the institution.

The University of Bonn, one of Germany's top five higher education institutions, plans to collaborate with the University of Debrecen in research in several disciplines. The two universities are expanding the cooperation started in the NeurotechEU programme, which aims to promote the development of neurosciences and coordinate research; university leaders discussed the expansion of the relationship during a two-day visit to Debrecen.

On Monday, a hybrid operating theatre opened at the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the University of Debrecen, where mainly special cardiac catheter interventions are performed, but it is also suitable for open heart surgery. The state-of-the-art operating theatre was built with a budget of around one billion forints.

The University of Debrecen students and researchers have provided the highest number of Fulbright scholars in Hungary - this announcement was made at the information session of the International Office of the University of Debrecen, presenting this year's applications of the world's most prestigious scholarship programme. Every year, Fulbright offers 25 Hungarian students, researchers and teachers the opportunity to work as academic researchers and gain professional experience in the United States of America.

Several new surgical techniques have been introduced in recent months at the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. The use of state-of-the-art procedures allows patients to continue their daily activities and work with the best possible quality of life.

Paediatric surgery can be performed faster and safer at the University of Debrecen's Department of Paediatrics due to a newly installed 3D imaging laparoscopic tower. The device, worth over 40 million HUF, was purchased with the collaboration of the clinic's foundations and significant donations by several companies.

Breastfeeding can play a key role in preventing childhood obesity. This is one of the findings of researchers at the University of Debrecen. In their latest research, they have identified a new mechanism that has a role in childhood obesity. Their findings could help in the prevention and early detection of childhood obesity and the development of new drug therapies.

In addition to coronary heart disease, heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias, the latest treatment options for comorbidities, including hypertension, diabetes and obesity, will be discussed by experts at the 29th Debrecen Cardiology Days, which started on Thursday. Around five hundred cardiologists, nephrologists, diabetologists and general practitioners are attending the meeting at the University of Debrecen.

The Hungarian Neuroimmunological Society has published its latest professional recommendation on the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis. The lead author of the recommendation is Tünde Csépány, Associate Professor at the University of Debrecen, specialist at the Neurology Clinic. By formulating the guidelines, the experts aim to help doctors choose the most effective therapy for their patients.

Students from the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Debrecen have won second place in the International Medical Students' Championship (MedCup). The students also won two special prizes at the competition held in Brussels on the first and second of March.

One of the most significant scientific achievements of recent years is the recommendation of researchers from the University of Debrecen in one of the world's leading oncology journals, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncolgy. Based on their research results, researchers of the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Biology of the Faculty of General Medicine have formulated a recommendation for clinicians on the composition of cell therapy products to be used in organ tumours for more successful treatments.

A new textbook on Preventive Medicine and Public Health for medical students and students of other health sciences has been produced with the collaboration of experts from the University of Debrecen. It is the first standard textbook on preventive medicine and public health to be used in the four national medical schools for many years.

Stem cell therapy is now available at the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre for the treatment of rectal fistula in patients with Crohn's disease. The procedure is a huge step forward, as it can even make the disease curable, which has not been possible with other treatments.

A delegation from Debrecen's twin city, Rishon LeZion, Israel, has visited the University of Debrecen's Faculty of Medicine. In a meeting with the heads of the faculty, the parties discussed the possibilities of closer cooperation in the field of medical education.

The newly graduated students of the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Debrecen were inaugurated as doctors on Saturday. At the ceremony, more than fifty new doctors of Hungarian and foreign nationality took their oath and received their diplomas.

BMW Group Plant Debrecen Health Center has decided to support the Pediatric Clinic of the University of Debrecen with a HUF 10 million grant for the construction of a playground, the development of a community space and the care of chronically ill children. The amount was handed over by representatives of the company at a ceremony on Thursday.

The upgrading of the Bartók Béla Street Child Psychiatry Building of the University of Debrecen’s Clinical Centre, where both the outpatient departments of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department and the Clinical Psychology Centre are located, has been completed recently. The ‘new’ building, modernized out of a HUF 900 million grant, was inaugurated on Monday.

In the new operating theatre at the Eye Clinic of the University of Debrecen’s Clinical Centre, state-of-the-art high-tech equipment is now used to perform retinal surgery in a safer way and in shorter time. The new operating theatre was inaugurated on Thursday.

The Clinical Centre of the University of Debrecen has won the title of European Model Project for a program aimed at improving the quality of patient care in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and gynecological diseases. The project representatives were also invited to a conference organized by Széchenyi Program Office, where the best trans-border Central European projects could be presented.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Debrecen gave the 2023 Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine to Shimon Sakaguchi, a professor at Osaka University. The professor and his colleagues study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunological tolerance and immune regulation. His discoveries could contribute to more effective treatments of autoimmune diseases and cancer. Shimon Sakaguchi received his award on Tuesday at a ceremony held at the University of Debrecen, and then introduced his research findings in his consequent presentation.

Regő Baráth Benjámin reported on the results of his research on human placental macrophages at the 12th Annual JHAC Research Symposium at the Johns Hopkins University All Children's Hospital in the United States. The sixth-year medical student was the youngest speaker at the congress.

The University of Debrecen has established a new organisational unit for the management of disaster medicine and the operation of mobile medical teams in disaster and war zones, as well as for the management of domestic charitable and support programmes. University leaders informed journalists about the planned tasks and objectives of the centre on Friday.