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Laughing Gas to Treat Major Depression | ASciNA Virtual Talk

By Monika Trebo | October 25, 2021

How the oldest anesthetic may revolutionize the treatment for mood disorders. November 19th, 2021. Speaker: Prof. Peter Nagele, University of Chicago, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
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Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future? | ASciNA Virtual Talk

By Monika Trebo | September 27, 2021

Does nuclear energy have a future? During this talk, we will try to answer this question by looking at nuclear energy and other forms of energy generation.
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Österreichisches Deutsch oder Deutsch in Österreich? Über einen Problemfall, seit 1848, der Wissenschaftsgeschichte | ASciNA Virtual Talk

By Monika Trebo | August 13, 2021

Österreichisches Deutsch oder Deutsch in Österreich? Über einen Problemfall, seit 1848, der Wissenschaftsgeschichte | ASciNA Virtual Talk [Talk in German, with a 5-minute introduction in English and references, in English, for further reading]
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Public Transport for All? Migrants’ Views on One of Europe’s Top Public Transport Cities | ASciNA Virtual Talk

By Monika Trebo | May 28, 2021

Several studies have identified public transport in Vienna, Austria as exemplary in Europe based on its geographic coverage, cost, and ridership levels. However, these studies do not differentiate the quality of public transport for minority groups such as immigrants. In 2020 immigrants, who were born abroad or who have at least one parent who was born abroad, accounted for 41 % of Vienna’s population.
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In Vivo Veritas – using CRISPR to find novel cancer genes and drug targets | ASciNA Virtual Talk on May 26, 2021 at 2 pm EDT

By Monika Trebo | May 6, 2021

Finding the genes that are on the one hand responsible for tumor development and on the other hand those genes essential for a tumor cell to survive is one of the oldest goals of cancer research. Genes that are essential and fall into classes, which allow drug development to suppress their function, lie at the heart of finding novel therapies to combat cancer.
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Covid-19 testing: Quo vadis Austria? | Virtual ASciNA Talk

By Monika Trebo | April 12, 2021

Covid-19 testing: Quo vadis Austria? | Virtual ASciNA Talk scheduled for April 30, 2021. The incidence of viral distribution and infection has soared over the past decades due to population growth, deforestation and increased travel, resulting in a global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 viral outbreak. As a consequence, rapid detection and identification of viral infections is a pressing human health issue.
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Einblick in das Academy Museum | Virtual ASciNA Talk

By Monika Trebo | March 4, 2021

Doris Berger will give insights into buildings and the programs of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures that will open its doors in Los Angeles on September 30, 2021. The Academy Museum will be the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, science, and artists of moviemaking.
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Optical Imaging of Tissue Perfusion at the Clinical Bedside

By Monika Trebo | February 14, 2021

Title: Optical Imaging of Tissue Perfusion at the Clinical Bedside. Speaker: Jana M. Kainerstorfer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience Institute, Electrical & Computer Engineering (courtesy), Carnegie Mellon University. Bedside monitoring of tissue perfusion is important for a variety of diseases. For cerebral monitoring, cerebral perfusion is important especially for traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, sepsis, and stroke, where inadequate...
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Living on the Edge? – Neanderthals and Denisovans in Central Asia | Virtual ASciNA Talk

By Monika Trebo | January 12, 2021

Title: Central Asia and Siberia have for a long time only played a very limited role in discussions of modern human origins. These areas were seen as peripheral to our story, that was thought to mostly have taken place in Africa, Europe and Eastern Asia. Speaker: Dr. Viola is a paleoanthropologist focusing on the biological and cultural interactions between different hominin groups in the Late Pleistocene. This Virtual ASciNA Talk is being organized by the Toronto & South-Central Canada chapt
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COVID-19 Infection Externalities and Public Health Strategies: Pursuing Herd Immunity or Containment?

By Monika Trebo | November 25, 2020

Title: COVID-19 Infection Externalities and Public Health Strategies: Pursuing Herd Immunity or Containment? Speaker: Anton Korinek is a Professor at the University of Virginia, Department of Economics and Darden School of Business as well as a Research Associate at the NBER, a Research Fellow at the CEPR and a Research Affiliate at the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute Centre for the Governance of AI. Our 6th Virtual ASciNA Talk is being organized by the Washington DC chapter.
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