Latest findings by Szeged researchers: intelligence could be determined by human-specific brain characteristics and, in turn, as the Achilles heels of the brain these could also be responsible for the development of certain brain disorders.
Hungarian social processes, changes in the political system, students’ political activities and political thinking, new nationalism and child poverty are all subjects that have been studied in a series of research projects conducted by the Centre for Social Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The flow of refugees into Europe is not likely to stop, or even decrease, in this century according to the important findings of the Academy research group set up at the request of the Ministry of Interior at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the beginning of September to organise and carry out previously started research about migration processes.
The editors focused on reviewing the current state of the Hungarian legal system, using interdisciplinary methods with high scientific standards. At the same time, they also examined the social environment, probable effects and the aims of rules and regulations and their social acceptance. The book is to be presented at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies on Thursday.
A publication by the members of the MTA-PTE High-Field Terahertz Research Group and the Institute of Physics in Optica journal.
A better understanding of how brain systems interact could help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease
How do neuromodulatory subcortical systems interact in the course of learning? This is the question Balázs Hangya, the leader of the Lendület Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience in the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA-KOKI) is attempting to answer. He has just been awarded a 1.5 million euro grant for his research project by the Starting Grant Program of the European Research Council (ERC). In the long run, his research can help in the understanding of the cognitive disorders characterising Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
A much larger than previously estimated ratio of the low abundant isotope oxygen-17, formed in red giants, transforms into other isotopes during a nuclear reaction, which until recently was not widely known. The result may redefine present models about the origin of chemical elements and the inner workings of stars. The experiments have been conducted within the framework of the collaborative international LUNA project, with the participation of MTA Atomki researchers in the Gran Sasso Science Institute in Italy.
The inaugural lecture of Marlan O. Scully newly elected honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 10 October, 2016.
The Kepler space telescope has been hunting for exoplanets along the ecliptic plane, and it has brought our Solar System into its view as well.
According to researchers relevant disease model systems should be combined with the latest methods of genome editing, micromanipulation and IT processes.
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