10 May 2018

Two awards for the best cardiology publications published in the previous year - The Best of Czech Cardiology - were awarded at this year's meeting of Czech Society of Cardiology in Brno to Dr. Ota Hlinomaz, the leader of Acute Coronary Syndromes research team FNUSA-ICRC.

Dr. Hlinomaz placed first as the 1st co-author of PRAGUE-18 study publication, whose leader is prof. Zuzana Motovska PhD. from the Royal Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague. This study compares new medications preventing blood coagulation in patients with acute myocardial infarction, who had surgically fixed constricted areas or completely closed coronary arteries supplying the heart muscle. The cardiologist from Brno also placed third for co-authorship of a publication regarding research in which experts compared two methods of restenosis in stent treatment. Both publications co-authored by Dr. Ota Hlinomaz were also presented in renowned international scientific magazines. The winning study PRAGUE-18 in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JAAC) and the study which placed third got published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Dr. Ota Hlinomaz FNUSA-ICRC
Silvie Bělašková, PhD.

1 May 2018

Silvie Bělašková, PhD., leader of Biostatistics research team FNUSA-ICRC, participated at a conference focused on neurology, 70th Annual AAN Meeting in Los Angeles (USA). There Silvie managed to enter into partnership with the manager of UW Medicine Headache Center in Seattle - Natalia Murinova MD, MHA. Medical center in Seattle has a wide database of patients treated for migraines, headaches and chronic headaches. The latter is just what will be analyzed within the scope of new cooperation at the department of biostatistics. Natalia Murinova also accepted an invitation to the International Clinical Research Center, where she will present the latest results of her work and news from neurological research.

Silvie Bělašková, PhD., leader of Biostatistics research team FNUSA-ICRC

30. 4. 2018

Cardiology research intensively discussed today at Medical University Vienna, the founding member of the Alma Mater Rudolphina, whose history dates back to 1365. The representatives of FNUSA-ICRC research teams involved in cardiology research considered opportunities for collaboration with Clinical Department for Cardiology and Department for Heart Surgery (both Medical University Vienna). The potential for cooperation was identified in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Biomedical Engineering and Nuclear Cardiology.

25 April 2018

Doc. Mgr. Lumir Krejci, Ph.D.

Doc. Mgr. Lumir Krejci, Ph.D., Head of Genome Integrity Research Team of FNUSA-ICRC, collaborated on a study dealing with one of the causes of origin of a rare hereditary Aicardi-Goutières syndrome. The outcome of the research conducted by an international team of researches was recently published by a prestigious scientific journal Nature.

Its 41.577 impact factor classifies it as one of the most cited scientific journals. The researches studied a gene called SAMHD1 and how it is involved in the onset of Aicardi-Goutières syndrome. Doc. Krejci contributed with his knowledge obtained by studying a molecular process of separating DNA parts. The research clarified that the SAMHD1 gene plays an important role in stabilization of a replication fork. Doc. Krejci considers this finding to be essential because mutations of genes responsible for stabilizing the replication process emerge also in oncological diseases. Moreover, a young scientist and a docents' student Karina Zadorozhny cooperated on the research. At the time the study was published in Nature journal, she was still a high school student.

15 April 2018

The Embassy of the Republic of Italy in the Czech Republic, following the National Science and Research Day, which is celebrated in Italy on 15 April, decided to hold the First Italian Scientific Conference in the Czech Republic to highlight the fact that Italian researchers make a significant contribution to the development of science and research in the Czech Republic.

This unique gathering organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Italy with the opening speech by H.E. Mr. Aldo Amati, the Italian Cultural Centre in Prague and the Center for Translation Medicine (led by dr. Giancarlo Forte) attracted four dozen visitors. FNUSA-ICRC currently has 18 employees from Italy.

15. 4. 2018

FNUSA-ICRC Principal Investigator of a research group Epigenetics in Metabolism and Aging Processes (EMA) - Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra, was invited to deliver a full talk at an important conference - a Keystone Symposia Conference titled "Pushing the Limits of Healthspan and Longevity". This event took place this April in Hannover, Germany, and was certainly a very prestigious and unique experience. Congratulations!

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