The centre for complementary medicine research at university hospital rechts der Isar in Munich was selected among several applicant groups for a large research project in complementary medicine by the European Union.
The European 3-year project called "CAMbrella" will receive nearly 1.5 million Euro of funding and start in January 2010, coordinated out of Munich. CAMbrella stands for an umbrella of research projects in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
"In Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) there is a lack of sponsorship for research. In Germany, no governmental funding has been provided since 1996. CAMbrella will play an important role to overcome this deficit", agree project leader Dr. Wolfgang Weidenhammer and Dr. Dieter Melchart, leader of the centre.
The key task of this coordination action is building a network of European research institutes in complementary medicine and fostering international cooperation. Several working groups will focus on terminology, legal conditions for the implementation of naturopathic treatments, patients' needs, the role of CAM treatments in healthcare systems and questions on research methodology. The objective is to develop a comprehensive view of the current status of complementary medicine in Europe which will serve as a starting point for future research activities. Eventually, the CAMbrella project will provide a recommendation list for the latter.The research group consists of 16 scientific partner organizations from 12 European countries. In order to bundle the relevant CAM stakeholders including patients, practitioners, clinical providers, manufacturers of CAM products and regulatory authorities, the project is accompanied by an Advisory Board.
In 2008, the European Commission announced a sponsorship in the field of complementary medicine in the context of the 7th framework program for research funding for the first time. The funding crowns the efforts of numerous European initiatives and organizations for complementary medicine also supported by the Munich centre for complementary medicine research.
Tanja Schmidhofer | idw
New High-Performance Center Translational Medical Engineering
26.04.2017 | Fraunhofer ITEM
A promising target for kidney fibrosis
21.04.2017 | Brigham and Women's Hospital
More and more automobile companies are focusing on body parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). However, manufacturing and repair costs must be further reduced in order to make CFRP more economical in use. Together with the Volkswagen AG and five other partners in the project HolQueSt 3D, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) has developed laser processes for the automatic trimming, drilling and repair of three-dimensional components.
Automated manufacturing processes are the basis for ultimately establishing the series production of CFRP components. In the project HolQueSt 3D, the LZH has...
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
"The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the reliable operation of smart skin and flexible electronics including...
The nearby, giant radio galaxy M87 hosts a supermassive black hole (BH) and is well-known for its bright jet dominating the spectrum over ten orders of magnitude in frequency. Due to its proximity, jet prominence, and the large black hole mass, M87 is the best laboratory for investigating the formation, acceleration, and collimation of relativistic jets. A research team led by Silke Britzen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has found strong indication for turbulent processes connecting the accretion disk and the jet of that galaxy providing insights into the longstanding problem of the origin of astrophysical jets.
Supermassive black holes form some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astrophysics. Their enormous energy output is supposed to be generated by the...
The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, the so-called...
Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a TU Wien research team led by Thomas Müller has made a breakthrough in this field as part of an ongoing research project.
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a...
20.04.2017 | Event News
18.04.2017 | Event News
03.04.2017 | Event News
26.04.2017 | Materials Sciences
26.04.2017 | Agricultural and Forestry Science
26.04.2017 | Physics and Astronomy