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To mark the international day of premature babies, the Main Building of UD, the Clinical Centre, the Innovation Centre, the Stadium and the Water Tower were lit up in purple light on Thursday. The doctors and nurses who take care of premature babies also wore purple, the colour that symbolises hope and persistence. The goal of the initiative was to salute premature babies, their families, and healthcare professionals who take care of them.

Those who had offered their bodies for educational and research purposes were commemorated at the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology of UD on Friday. Teachers and Students expressed their gratitude and respect together.

Together with the researchers of a partner company, the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Clinical Centre, UD, have developed a dietary supplement that may help women who live with incontinence. Combined with physical exercise, the product strengthens pelvic muscles. The dietary supplement was tested at the Clinic, the results were reported on Wednesday.

Hungary is the first country in Europe where a national skill lab network has been established. At the universities of Debrecen, Pécs and Szeged, and 16 county hospitals medical students can practice diagnostical, therapeutic and life-saving interventions using state-of-the-art equipment, in a real-life environment. Representatives of the institutions involved in the 13 billion HUF project discussed the experience obtained so far at UD on Thursday.

The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons gave the Thoracic Surgery Department of the Clinical Centre of UD the title of most reliable partner. The head of the Centre received the certificate a few days ago.

The first two orbital atherectomies in severe calcified coronary artery stenosis have been performed at the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen. Using the procedure, the hard calcareous deposit formed in the coronary artery can be effectively removed, the narrowing can be successfully dilated and stented. In Hungary, the method is considered a novelty at this point.

For the first time in Hungary, robot-assisted nephrolithotomy (kidney stone removal) has been performed at the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen Clinical Center. In recent days, the university's specialists have performed six successful operations using the French-developed ILY robot-controlled ureterorenoscopy. Using robot-assisted technology, surgery can be performed precisely and safely even in more difficult and complicated cases.

The University of Debrecen has recently become a full member of the European Reference Network of Rare Liver Diseases (ERN RARE-LIVER). Mária Papp, Director of UD’s Gastroenterology Clinic, which provides care and treatment for patients with liver diseases, received the certificate of membership at the beginning of September from Ansgar W. Lohse, a representative of University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf and the coordinator of the ERN RARE-LIVER program. Membership in this consortium enables the Debrecen institution to use the most up-to-date international professional recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from rare liver diseases.

The development possibilities of public services related to health and well-being were discussed at the joint professional-scholarly-scientific conference of the University of Debrecen and the European Economic and Social Committee. The experts of the European Union’s advisory organization have set themselves the goal of developing recommendations in support of the EU’s professional policy by using the experiences gained concerning the pandemic with the involvement of civil society and non-governmental organizations.

This is the time when the University of Debrecen can become one of the leading higher education institutions in the CEE region in the fields of science, education and innovation – pointed out Louis J. Ignarro, Nobel-laurate pharmacologist at the founding event of the Scientific and Social Advisory Body in the Hall of UD.