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Nature Index, compiled under patronage of the Nature magazine, monitors the count of high-quality outputs in selected science journals. In the recently published list of articles from the area of biomedical sciences, the Czech Academy of Sciences has reached 13th place in the worldwide category of government institutions, gaining the best position from all such institutions in Central and Eastern Europe.
Originals of scientific illustrations of books from the 17th century, borrowed from various institutions including the Ritman Library in Amsterdam known as Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, are presented at the latest exhibition in the Gallery of Science and Art at the headquarters of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The opening for public, attended by the CAS Vice-Chair Pavel Baran, took place on Tuesday, May 13.
A novel method for separating rare earth elements, developed at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the CAS, will make the production of radiopharmaceuticals faster and easier. IOCB has entered into an intellectual property license agreement with SHINE Medical Technologies, providing the American company an exclusive license to this method. SHINE will use the innovation to produce lutetium-177 (Lu-177) for treatment of cancer.
On Tuesday, May 14, Rosaura Leonora Rueda Gutierrez, the ambassador of United Mexican States, visited the Czech Academy of Sciences. With representatives of the CAS she discussed the possibilities of further development of scientific cooperation between both countries.
The first four institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences have entered the select group of scientific centres and universities distinguished with the prestigious international HR Excellence in Research Award. The European Commission awards this certificate to institutes that significantly contribute to improvement of strategy of human resources, guaranteeing professional and ethical work conditions.
Czech astronomy and space physics have recently reached a very important milestone. The Czech Republic has managed to become a part of an international consortium of the most complex scientific instrument that has been ever designed for scientific research of space.
Epidemiological studies show that growing occurrence of high blood pressure is related to high content of salt in food. Scientists from the Institute of Physiology of the CAS, University of California in San Francisco, and Michigan State University have discovered that simultaneous consumption of salt solution and small amounts of sodium nitrate or sauce from beetroot does not cause increase of blood pressure in rats.
The IDEA think tank of CERGE-EI would like to invite you to a public lecture and discussion "Family Environment during Childhood and Educational Gender Gap," to be held on May 20, 2019.
What does everyday life aboard the International Space Station look like? What are the effects of microgravity on human health? What changes do living organisms undergo during long-term spaceflights, how they react and adapt to weightlessness in space? How does space research contribute to the development of science and technology? These are only some of the many questions addressed to NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel during his official visit to the Czech Republic this month.
The 68th Plenary Meeting of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) took place in the Baroque Chateau in the town of Liblice in Central Bohemia. The main discussion topics included the preparation of the update of ESFRI Roadmap 2021, or the operational plan for the coming years.