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Implants - yes, but only for health reasons (1.7. 2024)

It seems to be a common thing that many women are considering today, mostly for cosmetic reasons - breast implants. The human body accepts them quite well. Yet it is still a foreign material that can change position, crack, disintegrate. That's why it's worth weighing up all the advantages and disadvantages. However, Lucie Bačáková from the Institute of Physiology of the CAS warns against unnecessary interventions and says: "Implants - yes, but only for health reasons". It is very important to raise awareness on this topic, so Lucie Bačáková gave an interview to the weekly magazine Blesk pro ženy,  which has a high readership - every issue is read by almost 600 thousand readers. 

Obesity - a serious contemporary problem (17.6. 2024)

More than 60 per cent of Czechs are overweight, and also a quarter of children are overweight. Obesity is a disease significantly influenced by genes and partly by lifestyle. It also triggers many other diseases. How to treat it? And why do obese people have a much harder time losing weight than others? Petr Zouhar from the Laboratory of Adipose Tissue Biology at the Institute of Physiology of the CAS answers these questions.


Replacement vessels from the umbilical cord (6.6. 2024)

Thanks to tissue engineering, we can now replace blood vessels, cartilage, joints, heart valves and many other parts of the body that fail in the human body. The Laboratory of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Institute of Physiology deals with this issue and is headed by Lucie Bačáková. What does she think about the rapid progress in the field of tissue engineering, the invention of replacement organs applicable to humans, and why it makes sense to continue research that could become a reality in the distant future? Find out more about this interesting topic in a large interview with Lucie Bačáková for the magazine Zázraky medicíny


Science Fair attracted nearly 60 thousand science fans (3.6. 2024)

The Science Fair that took place last week in Letňany was visited by an incredible 58 000 VISITORS! At the stand of the Institute of Physiology, visitors could learn how epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease or diabetes is caused. They could learn more about the human body, try to solve a scientific crossword puzzle, build a model of the heart or brain or look at the yeast under a microscope. The atmosphere at the fair was perfect and we are already looking forward to the next year!



170 000 views of the interview with Lucie Bačáková. Topic? Implants! (7.5. 2024)

Almost 170,000 people were interested in the topic of implants, which Lucie Bačáková from the Institute of Physiology introduces in an interview. Implants do not serve to save humanity, but only as a last step when treatment and prevention have failed in a patient. According to her, people should avoid reaching for implants only for beautification. They are a foreign thing to the body. And it puts biochemical and mechanical stress on the implant. Over time, micro and nanoparticles will be released from the implant. All implants run the risk of adverse events and the need for reoperation. Interview

How to train memory? (6.5. 2024)

In moments of desperation, when we can't remember our credit card PIN for the life of us, it seems impossible. In reality, however, the capacity of our brains is enormous. It is estimated that the average brain has the capacity to store a staggering 2.5 million gigabytes of digital memory. But there's a catch. We don't just use it to store information. What's more, memories are recorded differently in the brain than information in a computer, which remains as it was written. How can we remember better? And what are effective training techniques? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in a great interview with Aleš Stuchlík in Téma magazine. Interview

Ondřej Kuda a Marcela Křížová zaujali přednáškou "Mateřské mléko - bílé zlato" (26.4. 2024)

Mateřské mléko je nenahraditelným zdrojem výživy, které se svým složením přizpůsobuje individuálním potřebám miminka. Velice zajímavá přednáška na téma unikátnosti a nenahraditelnosti mateřského mléka pro výživu novorozenců proběhla 24.4. v Akademii věd na Národní třídě. Ondřej Kuda z FGÚ popsal vlastnosti mateřského mléka ve spojitosti s novými zjištěními a vyzdvihl přínos spolupráce s Ústavem pro matku a dítě v Podolí. Marcela Křížová z Ústavu pro matku a dítě v Podolí přiblížila fungování Banky mateřského mléka v ÚPMD a popsala např. nové postupy při péči o nedonošené novorozence.

Přednášku byla realizována v rámci cyklu "Lidské tělo ve zdraví i nemoci". Cyklus přednášek "Lidské tělo ve zdraví i nemoci" přibližuje zkoumání podstaty závažných onemocnění člověka v laboratořích FGÚ a zároveň představuje vzájemnou a nepostradatelnou spolupráci vědců s klinickými lékaři. Další přednáška bude věnována tématu Alzheimerovy nemoci jejíž úskalí a specifika v souvislosti s narušenou prostorovou pamětí přiblíží Jan Svoboda (FGÚ AV ČR) a Jan Laczó (Neurologická klinika 2.LF UK a FN Motol). Přednáška se bude konat 20. listopadu od 17 hod. v Akademii věd na Národní třídě.

Invitation to the lecture " Maternal Milk - White Gold" (26.3. 2024)

Dovolujeme si vás pozvat na přednášku "Mateřské mléko- bílé zlato". Přednáší: Ondřej Kuda (FGÚ AV ČR) a Marcela Křížová (Ústav pro péči o matku a dítě)
Přednášku pořádá FGÚ v rámci cyklu "Lidské tělo ve zdraví i nemoci". Cyklus přednášek "Lidské tělo ve zdraví i nemoci" přibližuje zkoumání podstaty závažných onemocnění člověka v laboratořích FGÚ a zároveň představuje vzájemnou a nepostradatelnou spolupráci vědců s klinickými lékaři.

Do not forget about Alzheimer's disease (12.3. 2024)

It is not only in connection with Brain Week that we bring you a reflection on the current topic. How widespread is Alzheimer's disease in our country? How many people have it?  What is the current state of Alzheimer's medication? Do some drugs help even a little? And what about our personal prevention. How should we live and what should we really care about? Tomáš Petrásek from the Institute of Physiology talks about all this topics in the Czech Radio

70 years of the Institute of Physiology of the CAS (11.3. 2024)

Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences was founded seventy years ago, on 1 January 1954, within the (then still Czechoslovak) Academy of Sciences. Since then it has been systematically engaged in research in the field of normal and pathological physiology. We are characterizing in increasing depth the basic biological mechanisms with a bearing on human beings and medicine. In the seventy years that have passed since the Institute was founded, our society has grown considerably older and fatter. Modern medicine is thus facing new challenges in the form of an increased onslaught of so-called civilization diseases. The main current goal of the Institute of Physiology of the CAS is to research the causes of these non-infectious diseases associated with obesity and ageing.

For this year's 70th anniversary of the Institute's foundation, we are preparing a number of activities. The first of these is a series of four articles on current research topics, which appeared in the journal Vesmír (3/2024):

70 let Fyziologického ústavu AV ČR: Pomáháme odhalovat podstatu závažných onemocnění (Jan Kopecký)

Padesát odstínů malých šedých buněk (Helena Janíčková)

Epitranskriptom: klíč ke zdravému srdci? (Daniel Benák a Markéta Hlaváčková)

Inzulinem to nekončí: Zdravé beta-buňky jsou budoucností léčby diabetu (Lydie Plecitá Hlavatá)

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