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30 August 2018

General Consulate of the Czech Republic in Toronto

FNUSA-ICRC road-show to potential partners in Toronto, Canada has been successfully completed. Dr. Gorazd Stokin visited several globally recognized Canadian research institutes in order to explore synergies and to discuss cooperation in data sharing, mutual workshops, student exchanges and sharing samples for mass spectrometry. The visit has been perfectly planned and coordinated by the Economic and Trade Section at General Consulate of the Czech Republic in Toronto, Dr. David Müller deserves our greatest gratitude.

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20 August 2018

An article, written by members of Sleep Medicine team of FNUSA-ICRC under Assoc. Prof. Ondrej Ludka, was cited by Chinese scientists in their meta-analysis that was published by a prestigious international sleep journal Sleep and Breathing. In their study "Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in acute coronary syndrome: a systemic review and meta-analysis", the Chinese scientists aimed to review the literature on the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

The study of the FNUSA-ICRC researchers to which it refers works with a collection of 607 patients, the largest group on the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing patients with acute myocardial infarction in the world. The second largest group consists of 203 patients. The prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing detected by researchers in the Sleep Medicine team corresponds to the global average.

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Res-Q video project

15 August 2018

Assoc. Prof. Robert Mikulik, Head of Cerebrovascular Research Team of FNUSA-ICRC and Head of the Complex Cerebrovascular Center at St. Anne’s University Hospital, participated in a new video about the RES-Q project. Assoc. Prof. Robert Mikulik, the PI behind the RES-Q project implementation, explains why it is an essential tool to include in your stroke quality improvement programme.

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FNUSA-ICRC Received an American Patent

15 August 2018

An American patent for a new technology that can determine the electrical activation of the heart chambers and measure their mutual delays with the accuracy of milliseconds was obtained by scientists of FNUSA-ICRC, the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS and M&I Praha company. The technology that uses high-frequency components in the ECG signal was discovered primarily by scientists and physicians working in Brno. In practice, it can be used to determine a more effective treatment of patients with failing heart, thereby significantly prolonging the length of their lives. Additionally, the technology enables improved pacemaker settings for ongoing treatment to ensure the best possible performance of the heart as a pump. Its advantage is a simple and non-invasive procedure, also the diagnostics are cheap and easily accessible.

Pavel Leinveber FNUSA-ICRC
Neurodegenerative Disease Specialists  Reception

30 July 2018

FNUSA-ICRC organized a second networking reception in the USA, this year on the occasion of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, aiming to foster the interaction and collaboration between neuroscientists of Alzheimer’s, dementia and other forms of neurodegenerative diseases.

The reception under the leadership of Gorazd B. Stokin, Chair of FNUSA-ICRC, took place at the the General Consulate of the Czech Republic in Chicago and was attended by four dozen professionals from around the world. Among them were Jose Abisambra from the University of Kentucky, Jose Medina from the Mayo Clinic, John Hardy from the University College London, Iliya Lefterov and Rada Koldamova from the University of Pittsburgh. The reception was also attended by FNUSA-ICRC scientists – Principal Investigator of Demence research team, prof. Jakub Hort with his colleague Katerina Sheardova.

FNUSA-ICRC organized a second networking reception in the USA - Photo 1
FNUSA-ICRC organized a second networking reception in the USA - Photo 2
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30 July 2018

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The Principal Investigator of Dementia research team of FNUSA-ICRC Prof. Jakub Hort and the senior researcher of the team Assoc. Prof. Jan Laczó are co-authors of the manuscript that has been published in the prestigious international scientific journal Nature Reviews Neurology with an impact factor of 19,819. Congratulations! The review article entitled "Spatial navigation deficits – overlooked cognitive marker for preclinical Alzheimer's disease?" describes new opportunities how to diagnose cognitive impairment in patients in very early stages of Alzheimer's disease and focuses on a cognitive domain that has been neglected so far – spatial navigation, the worsening of which occurs already in the preclinical stage of the disease and may allow its early detection.

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