Research at the University of Debrecen's Faculty of Pharmacy is showing promise in the development of new active ingredients to prevent sudden cardiac death and inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells.
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The University of Debrecen and GE HealthCare have concluded and signed a research and development agreement to support radiotherapy treatment. The Department of Oncoradiology is the first institution in Europe to test the GE HealthCare software that constitutes a system of highly complex radiation therapy procedures. As for now, the application is only used in a testing environment but, once it gets involved in patient care, it will be able to provide more effective oncoradiology treatments.
In recognition of her revolutionary achievements in the treatment of neonatal diabetes, Professor Dame Frances Mary Ashcroft of the Institutes of Physiology at the University of Oxford was awarded the "Debrecen Prize for Molecular Medicine" in 2020. Due to the Covid pandemic, the British professor conducting research into the physiology of ion channels was only able to accept the award of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Debrecen this year from László Csernoch, vice rector for scientific affairs and László Mátyus, dean of UD.
The development possibilities of public services related to health and well-being were discussed at the joint professional-scholarly-scientific conference of the University of Debrecen and the European Economic and Social Committee. The experts of the European Union’s advisory organization have set themselves the goal of developing recommendations in support of the EU’s professional policy by using the experiences gained concerning the pandemic with the involvement of civil society and non-governmental organizations.
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.
In recent days, Krzysztof Morawski has performed cochlear implant surgeries at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of the UD. His activity has now been recognised by Rector Zoltán Szilvássy by decorating him with the most prestigious award of the university.
The IRONHEART research group of the UD has discovered a new molecule from which a drug can be prepared for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. This is one of the outstanding achievements of the now-completed four-year series of research.
Surgeries are safer and take shorter at the Ophthalmology Clinic of the Clinical Centre (KK) of the UD, where one of the best ophthalmic operating microscopes is used equipped with optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging used during surgery and 3-D option.
Regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle can also greatly help to weather a possible disease caused by the coronavirus, the event organised by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Debrecen on the current situation of the fitness sector was told.
It is not only patients who need health care in an institutional setting that the Clinical Center of the UD care for in a highly professional manner. The CC professionals carry out outstanding work in every field from screening to sample analysis to administering preventive vaccines.
Researchers at the Faculty of Pharmacy are working on creating antiviral compounds. The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry participates in developing medicines that can be used against the corona virus under the auspices of the National Virology Laboratory.
The administration of the second those of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers has been started at the University of Debrecen. In the following weeks more than 10,000 people will receive revaccination in Debrecen.
Zsuzsa Bagoly, senior lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine at UD is among the L'Oréal-Unesco award winners this year. She has been recognised for her research work aimed at making the treatment of stroke patients more efficient.
The University of Debrecen has launched a mental support service for its foreign students, based at the School of Public Health of the Faculty of Public Health. The faculty works together with the Mental Health Centre, which will be responsible for the coordination of the services provided.
As many as 10 parallel or simultaneous whole-genome sequencing processes can be implemented cost-effectively through the application of the new high-capacity DNA sequencing equipment that has been installed recently to operate at Genomic Medicine and Bioinformatics Core Facility of the UD.
The personality of students determines how they are able to stand up to the heat in an emergency situation like the one that we are experiencing these days. At the Faculty of Health, students learn techniques that allow them to respond quickly and properly in any situation.
Medical professionals at the University of Debrecen are practising the treatment of coronavirus patients in a simulation room. Within the framework of a thematic training programme, they are familiarizing themselves with the protocols focusing in the coronavirus pandemic.
Similarly to previous significant epidemics, the institution places the emphasis on prevention again. Continuous contact is maintained with students from the affected countries. The necessary measures have also been taken in the healthcare institutions of the University of Debrecen.
Patients are easier to anesthetise and the risks of urinary tract infection are lower, these are, among other things, the advantages of kidney stone surgery performed with patient lying in the supine position, to be routinely introduced for the first time at the Urology Clinic of the UD.
The hearing-enhancement implants have been activated and the two children who were operated on at the University of Debrecen in August can now hear sounds. They were the first in Hungary to receive the special hearing aids, which also greatly help speech development.
The hearing of children born deaf or severe hearing impairment is restored by a newly developed inner ear implant which was first implanted in Hungary at the UD. The intervention was performed in joint cooperation by Debrecen specialists and a Professor of Warsaw Medical University.
First among Hungarian institutions, the University of Debrecen has signed an agreement on cooperation with TriNetX, one of the world’s largest health research networks. As a result of the accesion, Hungarian patients have a better chance of gaining access to the most modern treatments.
Bipolar prostate surgery, 3D laparoscopy, laser kidney stone surgery – some of the most modern surgical pocedures were presented on the master course that began at the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen last Friday. The 3D interventions offer specialists a „cinema-like” experience.