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Gregor Mendel’s landmark manuscript returns to his Brno abbey

21-02-2012 15:18 | Christian Falvey

Photo: Robert Janás, Ministry of Foreign Affairs archive It can easily be called one of the most important documents in the history of modern science. Gregor Mendel’s priceless manuscript on the inheritance of plant traits, composed in Brno in 1865, opened the door to the field of genetics. This month, after many years of changing hands and much negotiation, it was brought home.  More

Czech scientists find hope for improved cancer treatment

11-01-2012 15:36 | Christian Falvey

A major advance in cancer treatment may be on the way, thanks in part to the work of Czech scientists. Researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences in collaboration with colleagues in the UK have made significant progress in developing chemotherapy that is free of side effects.  More

Czech scientists collaborate on robotic household ‘nurse’

15-12-2011 15:29 | Christian Falvey

Czech scientists working in collaboration with colleagues from four other European states have created a robot that can assist elderly or post-surgery patients in a variety of situations. Commercial interest in the Robo M.D. was quickly piqued with a demonstration of the new mechanical nurse earlier this week, and the door to further development is wide open.  More

Science Journal

10-12-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Solar Orbiter We are not going so very far from Earth today, only two and a half light-minutes or so, to a point where, come 2017, Czech technology will be orbiting our Sun, and helping to answer some of its secrets.  More

Science Journal

12-11-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Photo: CTK In this month’s Science Journal we talk to the Czech psychologists who monitored the participants in the Mars 500 experiment, and also to the discoverers of a hitherto unknown, tick-borne disease.  More

Czech scientists present HemaGel: an effective cure for acute and chronic wounds

10-11-2011 16:59 | Daniela Lazarová

Hemagel One hears a great deal about the importance of fighting free radicals, but it is not often that one sees the benefits of this in practice. Czech researchers from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences have an outstanding success story in this respect. They have developed a gel that has proved exceptionally effective in healing both chronic and acute wounds with the aid of free-radical-binding technology.  More


05-11-2011 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Otto Wichterle Today in Mailbox: Response to former Prime Minister’s new political party, your answers to last month’s mystery Czech quiz question. Listeners quoted: Lynda-Marie Hauptmann, Peter Komrska, Chun-quan Meng, Jayanta Chakrabarty, Bibi N-Shah, Barbara M. Ziemba, Ian Morrison, Colin Law, Charles Konecny, David Eldridge.  More

Czech team of scientists discovers genetic cause of Kufs disease

20-09-2011 16:32 | Sarah Borufka

A team from Prague’s Institute of Inherited Metabolic Disorders has discovered the genetic cause of Kufs disease, a very rare condition that leads to seizures, impaired muscle function and dementia in adult life and for which there is no cure. Scientists of the Prague institute found that the reason behind the disease is a mutation in the gene DNAJC5. Dr. Stanislav Kmoch, who worked on the project for three years with his team, speaks about the discovery.  More

Ivan Havel and 140 years of Vesmír magazine

17-09-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Ivan Havel It has been a constant companion for generation after generation of Czech science lovers – the popular science magazine Vesmír is marking its 140th year in publication. In today’s Science Journal we talk about the magazine’s course through the decades with none other than its editor-in-chief Dr. Ivan Havel, the distinguished former head of the Centre for Theoretical Studies and brother of ex-president Václav Havel, who took up work at the magazine just after the Velvet Revolution.  More

Science Journal

20-08-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

We’ve heard the politicians and the eco-activists’ views on the Šumava – but what do the scientists say? And by the way, how do cells read DNA? That’s what we’ll be trying to get our heads around this month on Science Journal.   More



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