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How Intestinal Bacteria Can Cause Depression
A research group from Graz is investigating the complex interaction between the intestine and the brain. In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the team has gained new insights into how intestinal bacteria, the immune system and obesity can lead to mental illnesses.
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The Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations urges efforts to prevent the loss of unique potential of scientific talent
The Austrian Science Fund FWF invited the research teams of the newly launched Young Independent Researcher Groups to an information exchange workshop. This programme for the up-and-coming generation brings together young researchers for interdisciplinary collaboration. They discussed the challenges and success factors for such interdisciplinary groups at the Haus der Forschung in Vienna on 22 July 2019.
No matter whether it be city, state, science center, school or on social media – the FWF supports researchers who seek out innovative new ways of communicating about science to the tune of up to €50,000. Researchers from all disciplines have until 12 September 2019 to submit proposals for projects that successfully communicate science and research to the Science Communication Programme (WissKomm).
Outstanding Projects in Basic and Cutting-edge Research: 74th Meeting of the FWF Board Approves Approximately €38 Million
Approximately €10 million Euro for 2 Wittgenstein and 6 START Award recipients
Those who have visions don’t need to see a doctor, but rather the FWF. Starting in October, the 1,000 Ideas Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) helps researchers to turn their unconventional, bold and visionary research ideas into reality.