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Monitoring red blood cells during extreme physical exertion

The blood of many animals, including humans, contains about 40% red blood cells, which bind oxygen but also impede blood flow in the blood vessels. Mathematical models suggest that 40% is optimal. It provides the highest oxygen supply to the tissues. Nature has arrived at it through evolution. However, previous theories have not explained why […]


Experts from Kardiovize will offer preventive check-ups

The Kardiovize team from the International Clinical Research Centre of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno has prepared preventive examinations for the public, aimed at the possible detection of cardiometabolic diseases. Interested people will undergo a medical examination by a doctor, a sonograph or a nutritional counsellor. Preventive check-ups – especially for cardiometabolic diseases – […]

Martin Toul won an award for the best poster at the FEBS Congress

Mgr. Martin Toul, a member of the Protein Engineering team at International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), won the poster of the day award at the 45th Congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). In addition, he also won the Outstanding poster of FEBS Open Bio Editor prize, […]


The hospital launched a cannabis cultivation facility

The St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno has launched a trial run of its own experimental cannabis cultivation facility. It has become the first medical facility in the Czech Republic to grow medicinal cannabis. For the time being for research purposes. St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA) is the leading Czech institution in the development and […]

Day in the life of Research Scientist – Sofia Morazzo

A typical day starts with going over the experimental planning of the day, and then starting the experiments or data analysis, studying, or writing scientific papers. There is some flexibility and some level of control over your day. However, all experiments are very time-consuming and require a constant level of attention to detail, keeping track […]

Research on the use of senolytic drugs to treat liver disease has shown an unexpected increase in disease severity.

Manlio Vinciguerra, Ph.D., MSc, the head of the Epigenetics, Metabolism and Aging research team at International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), collaborated with colleagues from other institutions to publish a study on the use of senolytic drugs dasatinib and quercetin (D+Q) in targeting obesity and age-dependent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease […]


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Significant award for Giancarlo Forte

On Friday, June 25, Giancarlo Forte was bestowed upon the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) from the Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Mr. Francesco Saverio Nisio. This award – the second highest civilian commendation in Italy – is given as a special recognition of merit […]