RRSH 2013 - The 8th International Meeting on Rapid Responses to Steroid Hormones, Erie
This international meeting will be held in Erie, PA, September 19-21, 2013. The meeting will focus on the most important and exciting recent developments in all areas of rapid actions of steroid hormones.
HBPR 2013 - The 67th Scientific Sessions of the AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research, New Orleans
The 67th HBPR scientific sessions of the American Heart Association will take place September 11-14, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. The program will feature the latest in high blood pressure research and vascular biology from around the globe, including four "how-to-sessions" by renowned experts in the fields
ET-13 - The Thirteenth International Conference on Endothelin, Toyko
The Thirteenth International Conference on Endothelin will be held in September 2013 in Japan, chaired by Drs.Noriaki Emoto and Takashi Miyauchi. The conference will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the discovery of endothelin, the most potent endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor, at the University of Tsukuba in 1988. The conference Chairs' ET-13 website has the most up-to-date information on the scientific program and the conference. Information about previous conferences is available here, and in a video with impressions from the last ET-12 conference in Cambridge.
IUPS 2013 - 37th World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Birmingham
In the 124 years of its tradition (the first World Congress of IUPS was held in 1889 in Basel, Switzerland), the 37th World Congress of the IUPS will be held in Birmingham, UK, July 21-26, 2013. A special symposium, sponsored by the Federation of European Physiological Sciences (FEBS), will be dedicated to the physiology of rapid responses to estrogens.
Mechanisms and Therapy of Athersclerosis - Special Issue of Current Opinion in Pharmacology published
An issue dedicated solely to atherosclerosis has been published in the journal Current Opinion in Pharmacology, covering molecular biology, pathology, epidemiology, prevention, clinical consequences and medical therapy of patients with coronary artery disease in more than 20 articles from physicians and scientists, many of whom are world authorities in their field, Courtesy of Elsevier publishers, all articles are available freely online. The articles from this issue can be accessed here.
2013 Karolinska Institutet Postgraduate Course (Summer School), Stockholm, Sweden
This year's Karolinska Summer School is entitled "Sex/Gender aspects in biomedical research", and will be held in Campus Huddinge of the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, and will be held from May 27 to May 31, 2013. The Summer School is endorsed by the Centre for Gender Medicine at KI the Postgraduate Program for Developmental Biology and Cellular Signaling.
The 21st Annual Meeting of the Quebéc Society of Hypertension, Montréal
The 21st Annual Meeting of the Quebéc Society of Hypertension will be held January 16-18, 2013, in association with the Université de Montréal featuring new developments in the pathogenesis and treatment of arterial hypertension. The meeting program and further information are available here.
Endothelin XII - Proceedings of The Twelfth International Conference on Endothelin in Cambridge published
The Proceedings of last year's ET-12 Meeting, the Twelfth International Conference on Endothelin held at Clare's College of the University of Cambridge, UK, have now been published. For the first time in publishing history, the web version of the articles of authors also features videos of the authors' presentation given at the conference that is now part of the online article. The proceedings include peer-reviewed full-length research papers, as well as review articles by the conference's invited speakers. All articles are available freely online via Open Access here.
EB 2012 - Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego
The international multidisciplinary life sciences meeting "EB 2012" with nearly 14.000 scientists attending will be held in San Diego, CA, April 21-25, 2012. The meeting, which includes celebrating the 125th anniversary of the American Physiological Society, will feature more than 50 concurrent scientific sessions.
Active Development of Careers of Young Scientists: Is Switzerland doing Enough?
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Swiss National Science Foundation a workshop was held in Bern on January 11, 2012, with young scientists participating as well as representatives of the SNSF and the Swiss parliament, discussing the current and future needs for the active development of careers and mentoring (Nachwuchsförderung) of young scientists in Switzerland. The event also featured the first public appearance of the newly elected Federal Counsillor Alain Berset, Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs of Switzerland (video in German)
International Cardiovascular Research Funded by the SNSF: Portraits of Young Swiss Scientists
An article by Jennifer Taylor published in Circulation portraying young Swiss researchers in all parts of the world conducting cardiovascular research with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Steven ("Steve") Paul Jobs, father of the "Macintosh" computer, passed away on October 5th, 2011 at age 56. Here are some thoughts of his colleagues on someone who has revolutionized the way we use computers in everyday life, for communication and listening to music (more). Steve Jobs never completed a university eduction, but was enormously gifted with curiosity, creativity, and vision, as well as being a hard worker - all qualities that one will find in a fine scientist. Jobs in fact worked on his "project" until one day before he died. Here are some computer ads deja vus for those many scientists who have worked with Job's products over the years, some views on the reasons for the success of Steve Jobs, a video with Steve Jobs narrating a Macintosh computer commercial, and a video of his commencement address at Stanford University's 114th Commencement given in Stanford Stadium on June 11, 2005, with his advice to the Stanford students "Stay hungry, stay foolish".
RRSH 2011 - The 7th International Meeting on Rapid Responses to Steroid Hormones, Crete
This international meeting will be held in Crete, Greece, September 14-18, 2011. The meeting will focus on the most important and exciting recent developments in the areas of rapid actions of steroid hormones.
ET-12 - The Twelfth International Conference on Endothelin, Cambridge
The Twelfth International Conference on Endothelin will be held at Clare College, Cambridge, September 11-14, 2011. The newest in basic and clinical research in the field of endothelin and endothelin receptor antagonism from around the world will be presented. See the ET-12 conference's High Definition videos of lectures and presentations
Article on Scientific Mentorship featured by American Physician Scientists Association
A recently published portrait on the achievements of Dr. Paul M. Vanhoutte as scientist and mentor has been featured by the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA). The APSA is dedicated to addressing the needs of physician scientists with a focus on training career development. The mission of APSA is to serve as the student physican-scientists' leading voice for improving educational opportunities, advancing patient-oriented research, and advocating for the future of translational medicine.
International Meeting on Endothelium in Health and Disease, London
An international meeting will be held at the University College London on June 17, 2011, at the Centre for Rheumatolog of the Royal Free Hospital will review the the past 30 years of endothelial biology research. Speakers will include Sir Salvador Moncada, Dr. Gabor Rubanyi, and Dr. Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation.
New Book on Endothelin in Renal Physiology and Medicine published
A new book is available discussing the role of endothelin and endothelin antagonists in kidney physiology and disease with contributions by leading experts in the fields of molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, pathophysiology, and medicine.
Research from University of Zurich broadens understanding of diabetes
A recent report published in "BBA Mechanisms of Disease" discussing new treatment modalities such as blocking endothelin in patients with diabetic nephropathy and proteinuria featured by the online journal Biotech Week
The Paul M. Vanhoutte Research Symposium at the Fourth Scientific Meeting of the ASVB, Hong Kong
This international meeting will be held on November 21, 2010 at the Fourth Scientific Meeting of the Asian Society of Vascular Biology at the University of Hong Kong, China, in the honor of Dr. Paul M. Vanhoutte's 70th birthday. Fifteen former students and fellows of Dr. Vanhoutte will present personal reflections on their mentor (more on page 18).
12th International Meeting on Vascular Neuroeffector Mechanisms, World Congress of Pharmacology, Odense
An international meeting will be held July 24-26, 2010, at Odense, Denmark, discussing novel aspects of vascular regulation in health and disease. A special session will be devoted to the role of obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
"Endothelin - Still Beyond Reach" Published in Massachusetts General Hospital's PROTO Magazine
An in-depth article by science writer Rachael Moeller-Gorman in the February 2010 issue of "PROTO Magazine" on the current state of endothelin research. The link also contains a pdf document available for download.
Recent findings in atherosclerosis described by researchers from University of Zurich
A recent article published in "Pluger's Archive" on the effects of obesity and aging on endothelium-dependent regulation of vascular tone and its importance for disease development and therapy featured by the online journal "Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week".
Researcher from University of Zurich describe findings on endothelin
A recent article published in "Pharmacology" reporting inhibitory effects of activation of the novel estrogen receptor GPR30/GPER on endothelin-mediated coronary vasoconstriction featured by the online journal "Biotech Week".
Postmenopausal Hypertension Highlight at the American Heart Association's Annual Scientific Sessions
An report by the American Heart Association on clinical importance and research of hypertension in women featured in a highlight event at the American Heart Association´s 82nd Scientific Sessions 2009 in Orlando, FL.
ET-11 - The Eleventh International Conference on Endothelin, Montréal
The Eleventh International Conference on Endothelin will be held in Montréal, Canada, September 9-12, 2009. The newest in basic and clinical research in the field of endothelin and endothelin receptor antagonism from around the world will be presented. For more information see here
The American Physiological Society 2009 Gender Conference, Denver
At the 2009 APS Conference "Sex Steroids and Gender in Cardiovascular-Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology" to be held in Denver, CO, scientists and physicians will discuss the role of sex steroids in physiology and diseases related to the cardiovascular and renal system. A special session will be devoted to obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
The 4th Congress of the International Society of Gender Medicine, Berlin
Issues related to gender medicine, including vascular disease and the role of novel estrogen receptors, will be discussed among participants from around the world.
Article on Importance of Endothelin Antagonist Therapy for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension
An article published in "Medicals News Today" on the developments of endothelin antagonists for PAH in clinical medicine.
Report on New Estrogen Receptor receives the 2009 "Circulation Research" Best Manuscript Award
The article "Regulatory role of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor for vascular function and obesity" received the "Best Manuscript Award" from the editors of Circulation Research, one of the world´s leading journals in cardiovascular medicine and official journal of the American Heart Association. The award was presented at the American Heart Association´s 82nd Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL.
The 62nd Annual Fall Conference and Scientific Sessions of the AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research
Summary by Dr. Clinton Webb, Program Chair, American Heart Association, Council for High Blood Pressure Research on the meeting and the workshop "Novel Signaling Paradigms in Vascular and Renal Disease".
SNF-Funded Research on Childhood Obesity Featured as "175 Jahre Universität Zürich" Research Highlight"
Childhood obesity is rising around the world. Featured article in German "Ist Dicksein eine Krankheit?" ( "Is obesity a disease?") by Swiss journalist Paula Lanfranconi about the causes and consequences of obesity in children and adults.
Researchers from University of Zurich detail new studies and findings in the area of obesity
A recent report published in "The Amercian Journal of Physiology" unconvering the role of hydroxyl radical as a novel regulator of vascular function in obesity featured by the online journal Health & Medicine Week
The 1st International Conference on Drug Design & Discovery to be held in Dubai
This international drug discovery conference, sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, will be held in Dubai, United Arabic Emirates, Februray 4-7. 2008
New research published on endothelin provides insights into proteomics
A recent report on endothelin published in the "Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology" featured by the online journal "Heart Disease Weekly".
Special Congress on the "Aging Kidney" (Giornate Nefrologiche Romane 2008), Rome
A special meeting related to physiology, pathophysiology and treatment with regard to aging and renal disease will be held in Rome, Italy.
Clinical Report featured by HighBeam business on article published on 20 years of endothelin research
Report published in "Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology" featured by HighBeam business, a producer of teaching and research solutions for libraries and academic markets worldwide
The American Physiological Society 2007 Gender Conference in Austin
At the 2007 APS Conference "Sex Steroids and Gender in Cardiovascular-Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology" to be held in Austin, TX, scientists and physicians will discuss the role of sex steroids in physiology and diseases related to the cardiovascular and renal system. A special session will be devoted to novel roles of estrogen receptors in cardiovascular disease.
ET-10 - The Tenth International Conference on Endothelin, Bergamo
The Tenth International Conference on Endothelin will be held in Bergamo, Italy, September 16-19, 2007. The newest in basic and clinical research in the field of endothelin and endothelin receptor antagonism from around the world will be presented. For more information see here
Nitric Oxide Mainz 2007 - The 12th NO Forum of the German-Speaking Countries in Mainz
At the Mainz 2007 Nitric Oxide meeting organized by Dr. Ulrich Forstermann and colleagues to be held in Mainz, Germany, scientists and physicians will discuss the role of nitric oxide in endothelial biology and diseases related to the cardiovascular and renal system.
New Data from University of Zurich on GPR30 Research in Atherosclerosis
An article from "Women´s Health Law Weekly" from August 2007 on the first report of the new estrogen receptor GPR30/GPER in arteries of patients with atherosclerosis published in the American Heart Association's Journal "Hypertension".
Is "hormone therapy" really an option to achieve "anti-aging" ? Article on healthy aging
An article in German by Swiss journalist Paula Lanfranconi about the pros and cons of hormone therapy in aging individuals and options to achieve healthy aging (Dossier Hormone, page 40 ff,).
Is it true that ... obesity is a disease? Article in Zurich University's "Unijournal"
An article in German by Swiss journalist Paula Lanfranconi discussing the causes and health risks of obesity in children and adults (page 20).
Article on report showing upregulation of ETB receptors after ERA treatment in diabetes
An article published in "Fitness and and Wellness Business Week" on the first report showing counteregulation of endothelin receptors by ERA therapy.
ET-9 - The Ninth International Conference on Endothelin, Park City
The Ninth International Conference on Endothelin will be held in Park City, U.S.A. September 11-14, 2006. The newest in basic and clinical research in the field of endothelin and endothelin receptor antagonism from around the world will be presented. For more information see here
MIMED doctorate student receives ELITE-Med Award
Report in German published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on the presentation of the 2005 Elite-med Award created by Hans and Wilhelm Vetter.
Scientific Mentoring as an indicator of long-term academic success in medicine
Website of the German Gesellschaft für angewandte Metaforschung, Erlangen, an association dedicated to evaluating and identifying the most influential individuals in different medical disciplines in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and their impact on the long-term academic success of junior scientists.
Obesity Survival and Mortality
An article published in "Obesity and Diabetes Week" discusses the relationship between the renin-angiotensin system, endothelin and the increased mortality attributed to obesity.
ISOH'03-3rd International Symposium on Obesity and Hypertension "Genetics&Molecular Mechanisms", Berlin
An international meeting on obesity and hypertension was held on October 23-25, 2003 at Max-Dellbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin-Buch with 250 attendees from 54 countries from around the world. The meeting has been summarized here