1. About the university
The Styrian health university is characterised by sustainability in teaching, research and patient care with the main focus on prevention and preservation of health. Students, instructors and staff learn and work together according to the principles of the biopsychosocial model, which places the person with all his or her needs at the centre of attention. The Medical University of Graz is a university in Graz, Austria. The faculty of medicine at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz was established in 1863 by Franz Joseph I In 2004 the former faculty became an independent university.
2. University Statistics
Medical University of Graz stands at number 6 in Austria, while world ranking for the university is 533.
3. Research from the university
Sustainable health research is the central theme at the Medical University of Graz. A researcher from university has recently published a work entitled “Synthetic LXR agonist attenuates plaque formation in apoE-/- mice without inducing liver steatosis and hypertriglyceridemia” (Author: Dagmar Kratky), and tried to explain about Liver Steatosis and concluded that Liver X receptors (LXRs) are important regulators of cholesterol and lipid metabolism. LXR agonists have been shown to limit the cellular cholesterol content by inducing reverse cholesterol transport, increasing bile acid production, and inhibiting intestinal cholesterol absorption. Most of them, however, also increase lipogenesis via sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1c (SREBP1c) and carbohydrate response element-binding protein activation resulting in hypertriglyceridemia and liver steatosis.