Entries by Jiří Erlebach

Comparison of the accuracy of different measuring methods for myocardial deformation

When it comes to evaluating myocardial deformations (strains), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is a widely used tool and offers a number of techniques for this purpose. The method of tagging is considered to be the gold standard for the evaluation of myocardial strain using CMR. But due to its specific requirements (need to scan […]


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 […]