What happens and where, when the body’s fat stores are activated? With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the biochemist Ruth Birner-Grünberger investigates the complex interaction of activation and regulation in fat breakdown, thus providing a basis for new therapeutic approaches for illnesses such as diabetes or arteriosclerosis.
The sociologist Ana Mijić is conducting research into how Bosnians living in Austria construe their self-image in their war, post-war and migration context, and she detects a cosmopolitan nationalism. Continue reading “We and the others”
Musical life in the late Middle Ages was vibrant and varied, and this applied also in the Austrian region. Scientists from Vienna are now creating a bridge between the music and everyday life of that period, thus facilitating a better understanding of the era. Continue reading “The sound of medieval music”