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Researchers capture high-frequency oscillations in the gigantic eruption of a neutron star

Researchers capture high-frequency oscillations in the gigantic eruption of a neutron star

27 Dicembre 2021

An international scientific group with outstanding Valencian participation has managed...

Antibody responses after first and second Covid-19 vaccination in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Antibody responses after first and second Covid-19 vaccination in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

27 Dicembre 2021

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is associated with immunosuppression and...

An exquisitely preserved in-ovo theropod dinosaur embryo sheds light on avian-like prehatching postures

An exquisitely preserved in-ovo theropod dinosaur embryo sheds light on avian-like prehatching postures

22 Dicembre 2021

Despite the discovery of many dinosaur eggs and nests over...

Coffee and the Effects of Climate Change

Coffee and the Effects of Climate Change

27 Ottobre 2021

A collaborative study looks at how changing climate conditions might...

Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete

Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete

11 Ottobre 2021

The oldest known footprints of pre-humans were found on the...

Reducing salt in bread without sacrificing taste

Reducing salt in bread without sacrificing taste

29 Settembre 2021

Most people in the U.S. consume too much salt; adult...

Sequencing multiple RNA base modifications simultaneously: a new era of RNA biology

Sequencing multiple RNA base modifications simultaneously: a new era of RNA biology

29 Settembre 2021

Researchers from Osaka University have been able to simultaneously detect...

Lunedì, 17 Maggio 2021



A rare syndrome has been observed in people following vaccination against Covid-19. This involves thrombosis at unusual sites in the body, associated with a low thrombocyte (blood platelet) count and a clotting disorder. In medical jargon, this syndrome is referred to as VITT (vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia). Doctors at the Department of Medicine I of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital (Division of Hematology and Hemastaseology) have now successfully treated an acute instance of this syndrome.

VITT is most probably caused by a defective immune response, whereby thrombocyte-activating antibodies are produced resulting in thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and thrombosis. The mortality rate in VITT is high (40-50 %) and the syndrome requires immediate and appropriate treatment. However, the current recommendations are only empirical and are based on in-vitro data.

A team of doctors at the Department of Medicine I of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital, led by coagulation specialist Paul Knöbl, has now successfully treated a patient suffering from vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT). The female patient was admitted to the Department with a low platelet count and low fibrinogen levels. Fibrinogen is a protein that plays a major role in blood clotting. Knöbl reports: "Apart from that, her D-dimer values, which indicate thrombosis, were very high and an ELISA assay produced a clear positive result for heparin-PF4 antibodies – all signs of incipient thrombosis."

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Cantanti e telespettatori di tutto il mondo sono invitati a far sentire la propria voce per il pianeta firmando la petizione #VoiceForThePlanet.

Il WWF partecipa all’Eurovision Song Contest, il più grande evento musicale annuale dal vivo del mondo, che quest’anno ha scelto di dare voce alla natura, per dimostrare quanto la nostra salute e quella del pianeta siano strettamente connesse. Ad avviare questa collaborazione sarà il DJ e ambassador del WWF, Armin van Buuren, che il 15 maggio farà diventare “green” il famoso "ponte Erasmus" di Rotterdam. Con lui Martin Österdahl, supervisore esecutivo dell'Eurovision Song Contest, e Kirsten Schuijt, CEO di WWF-NL, che insieme parleranno a favore della natura firmando la petizione globale #VoiceForThePlanet. L'evento speciale sarà trasmesso in streaming nel "villaggio virtuale" dell’Eurovision.
 
L'obiettivo è quello di raccogliere un milione di “voci” sul sito voicefortheplanet.eu, voci di persone che insieme al WWF vogliono proteggere e ripristinare il nostro pianeta. Questa petizione sarà presentata ai leader mondiali ai vari eventi politici chiave nel corso dell'anno, per chiedere loro di prendere le giuste decisioni sul futuro del pianeta.

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